Raising Kids Who Read (Hardcover)

What Parents and Teachers Can Do

By Daniel T. Willingham

Jossey-Bass, 9781118769720, 240pp.

Publication Date: March 9, 2015

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Description

How parents and educators can teach kids to love reading in thedigital age

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.



About the Author

DANIEL T. WILLINGHAM, PHD, is professor of psychology at the University of Virginia. His best-selling first book, Why Don't Students Like School? (Jossey-Bass, 2009), was hailed as "brilliant analysis" by the Wall Street Journal and "a triumph" by the Washington Post, recommended by scores of education-related magazines and blogs, and translated into many languages. His most recent book, When Can You Trust the Experts? How to Tell Good Science from Bad in Education (Jossey-Bass, 2012), was named recommended reading by Nature and Scientific American, and made Choice's list of outstanding academic titles for 2013.