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    Mrs. Murley

     

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  • *Children read more when they see other people reading. *The longer free voluntary reading is practiced, the more consistent and positive the results. *People who read more, write better. *Reading as a leisure activity is the best predictor of comprehension, vocabulary and reading speed. *The relationship between free voluntary reading and literacy is extremely consistent, even when different tests, different methods of reading habits and different definitions of free reading are used. *If children read ONE MILLION WORDS a year, at least ONE THOUSAND words will be added to their voacabulary.(One study found this could easily be accomplished by letting children and teens read any format reading material they wanted, including comic books and teen romances. *Studies showed that spelling improved the more kids read. *In elementary grades, "a summer loss of 3 months accumulates to become a GAP of 18 months by the end of 6th grade. By middle school, summer reading loss... produces a cumulative lag of two or more years in read achievement, even when effective instruction during the year is available."