Reading Rates Matter for Kids and Adults
ADULT READING RATES:
Online applications measure such metrics as how much, how quickly and how completely people devour text. Preferences as to genre and subject classification are indicated along with target age. Without reading practice, children fail to become reading adults. Reading is a learned activity. It benefits human welfare and development. Unless it is pleasurable, it will not happen.
Articles in this website discuss why reading rates matter for children and adults in continuing education. Disciplined study builds intelligence and empathy for success at home, school, work and in the community. As reading rates grow, knowledge, logic, comprehension, language, memory, focus and opportunities improve. Reading also provides relaxing escape from daily stress.
Reading Rates continues to add new dimensions to this website, thanks to purchasers of V. R. Duin children's books through Amazon or from book stores. Reader reviews show how these books benefit home literacy programs.
CHILD READING RATES:
Children's reading rates continue to drop. As children disengage from structured school classes, adults must encourage them to read for pleasure and to build background and vocabulary for a strong learning base. Regularly updated monthly articles on this website don't merely discuss why reading is important for life skills. They show how to make reading fun for adults and children.
Much can be done at home to offset the age-based, biased selection of books in schools. Instead of buying boring books at Book Fair, many children bring home high volumes of non-book items. This website teaches the importance of reading for everyone. Building a library of creative and inspiring materials helps raise reading rates at home. Reading creates a solid foundation for all future skills.
Reading Rates is grateful to purchasers of V. R. Duin children's books. Adults find these books a pleasurable way to share interesting new information with their children. They help build a society of book lovers, lifetime readers and career learners.
RAISE READING RATES:
When adults recognize the correlation of reading rates to learning, they accept the challenge of making reading fun. Kids want to do fun things. No further prompting is required to increase pleasurable reading. As children's reading rates rise, critical analysis is awakened. By prioritizing book time with children, adults gain better understandings of deficits and obstacles to overcome.
Unfortunately, only about one-half of students in the United States now read at their age-based levels. The monthly articles on this website discuss how the interactions in home literacy programs can motivate everyone to pick up a book. When adults manage to make reading fun, children's reading rates soar. Reading rates matter for successful outcomes in the pursuit of knowledge.
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HOME LITERACY PROGRAMS
- GOVERNMENT BARRIERS August 2019
- READING PROBLEMS July 2019
- READING EXERCISES June 2019
- SPEED READING May 2019
- PAY READING FORWARD April 2019
- READING MENTORING March 2019
- WEB READING February 2019
- AUTISM AND ADHD January 2019
- RHYMING HELPS READING December 2018
- DIGITAL READING TOOLS November 2018
- ACTION VIDEO CHALLENGE October 2018
- READING HELPS WRITING September 2018
A TECH TOOL
Make Reading Fun for Everyone:
Sorbet Style? A family reading video is on this page. To counteract the sound distractions on many educational videos, V. R. Duin explored how to make reading fun for adults as well as for children during online activities.
Lunar Cycle? The first effort was quiet reading animations. Since sound is personal to individuals, it was left out. Initial testing proved sound matters for tech users. To improve the experience, it was added to most of the videos.
Style Awakening? Technology can make reading fun for readers of all ages and media types. Reading rates matter for everyone in the Digital Age. Technology speeds processing, delivery and selection of relevant content.
Wide Angle? Screen readers assist those with vision or navigation difficulties. Programs challenge kids to develop early digital skills for study and work. Computers help adults save time and acquire tools for reading.
Culture Club? Reading rates matter for modern living and learning. To this end, V. R. Duin materials are fun, contemporary, inspirational and crafted with powerful meaning and varied information to get everyone reading.
Quality Control? Adults often do reading for work. Reading can be done everywhere. Waiting in line is a good time to pull out a book or study online. Reading aloud with children can be a pleasurable break for adults.
Great Heights? The words in the video are: Those who think tech is cool really should stay in school. Our world has a need for folks who can read. This text is not from any published V. R. Duin book. (39 seconds)