Raising Kids Who Read (Hardcover)
What Parents and Teachers Can Do
Jossey-Bass, 9781118769720, 240pp.
Publication Date: March 9, 2015
Everyone agrees that reading is important, but kids today tendto lose interest in reading before adolescence. In Raising KidsWho Read, bestselling author and psychology professor Daniel T.Willingham explains this phenomenon and provides practicalsolutions for engendering a love of reading that lasts intoadulthood. Like Willingham's much-lauded previous work, WhyDon't Students Like School?, this new book combinesevidence-based analysis with engaging, insightful recommendationsfor the future. Intellectually rich argumentation is wovenseamlessly with entertaining current cultural references, examples, and steps for taking action to encourage reading.
The three key elements for reading enthusiasm--decoding, comprehension, and motivation--are explained in depth inRaising Kids Who Read. Teachers and parents alike willappreciate the practical orientation toward supporting these threeelements from birth through adolescence. Most books on the topicfocus on early childhood, but Willingham understands that kids'needs change as they grow older, and the science-based approach inRaising Kids Who Read applies to kids of all ages.
- A practical perspective on teaching reading from bestsellingauthor and K-12 education expert Daniel T. Willingham
- Research-based, concrete suggestions to aid teachers andparents in promoting reading as a hobby
- Age-specific tips for developing decoding ability, comprehension, and motivation in kids from birth throughadolescence
- Information on helping kids with dyslexia and encouragingreading in the digital age
Debunking the myths about reading education, Raising Kids WhoRead will empower you to share the joy of reading with kidsfrom preschool through high school.