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Reading Is Our Business

How Libraries Can Foster Reading Comprehension

Sharon Grimes


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Motivating children to read is essential to building a lifelong love ofreading. Many parents cannot model engagement with books andinstead, teachers, school media specialists, and children's librariansmust step into the breach to help children embrace a love of reading.According to award-winning librarian-educator and author SharonGrimes, to help students love books and reading, their skills must gobeyond merely recognizing words and turning pages withoutcomprehension. She frames the situation with an insightful overview ofcurrent research on reading and how children learn.

ALA Editions, 9780838909126, 155pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2006