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It’s National Read-A-Book Day
Click Orlando: 20(things to know about) Books Everyone Should Read
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Check out what folks were reading back in the day – New Books at the Library:
Lima News (Lima,Ohio) May 22, 1954
Council Bluffs Nonpareil (Council Bluffs, Iowa) Jul 25, 1953
Bismarck Tribune (Bismarck, North Dakota) Jan 17, 1944
Sheboygan Press (Sheboygan, Wisconsin) Mar 30, 1929
Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, Illinois) Nov 30, 1921
Nebraska State Journal (Lincoln, Nebraska) Oct 20, 1909
North Adams Transcript (North Adams, Massachusetts) Jul 30, 1895
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From the Dracut Library Blog:
WHY SHOULD YOU READ??
People learn to read by reading. Skill building is important, but without practice putting all the skills together, learning is slowed down. Quantity and intensity matter.
Frequent practice reading for longer periods of time pays off in fluency and ability to use skills automatically.
Increasing competence is motivating and increased motivation leads to more reading. When students can see their own progress, they want to read more.
Pleasure reading has cognitive benefits. It improves skill and strategy use, builds fluency, enlarges vocabulary, and builds a student’s knowledge of the world.
Children learn by example. Set aside 5 minutes of time where both you and your child read. Make it an important aspect of your day. As your child gets older, just doing the same activity can be a bonding experience – reinforcing the value of education. Whether it’s a magazine, newspaper, eReader or iPad, the important thing is Just do It!