Home Reading Club: It’s hard to believe, but On April 13th we will reach 200 nights of reading! Students and staff will be recognized at our Celebration of Learning assembly on April 27th.
Why is reading for fun important? Here is an excerpt from the International Reading Association position paper on leisure reading:
“Research shows that leisure reading enhances students’ reading comprehension (e.g., Cox & Guthrie, 2001), language (e.g., Krashen, 2004), vocabulary development (e.g., Angelos & McGriff, 2002), general knowledge (e.g., Cunningham & Stanovich, 1998), and empathy for others (e.g., McGinley et al., 1997), as well as their self-confidence as readers, motivation to read throughout their lives, and positive attitudes toward reading (e.g., Allington & McGillFranzen, 2003; Eurydice Network, 2011). The benefits of leisure reading apply to English learners (ELs) who read in English as well as in their native languages.”
You can read more here: http://literacyworldwide.org/docs/default-source/where-we-stand/leisure-reading-position-statement.pdf
Pick up your forms any time from the library. Thank you for participating and keep on reading