READING RATES MATTER
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Reading programs measure such reading rates as how much we are reading, how quickly we are reading, and our preferences as to genre, target age and subject classification. Reading rates show people are reading fewer books. Illiteracy is on the rise. In blog articles, Duin discusses reading programs to stimulate reading. Many students fail to develop into reading adults. As reading rates grow, knowledge, comprehension, logic, language skills and opportunities follow.
As reading rates drop, we can't sit and watch. With reading practice at home, we can make this trend stop. Schools teach age-based skills. It is at home that we can stimulate children to want to learn to read and acquire new words, concepts and reading skills at their own speed. In monthly blog articles, Duin discusses the biased selection of books and the high volume of non-book items at Book Fair, and encourages a diversified selection of reading materials for reading practice at home.
MAKE READING FUN.
When we make reading fun, kids want to do it, and our job is done. As reading rates rise, critical analysis is awakened. We gain a greater understanding of our potential and of any obstacles we must overcome. Unfortunately, only about one-half of students in the United States now read at their age-based level. In blog articles, Duin discusses reading practice and reading programs that make reading fun to raise reading rates. When reading is not fun, reading rates drop. Children's focus shifts.
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Reading is important to tech.
To counteract the distractions of sound that accompany some reading videos, V. R. Duin initially made silent reading animations for children. We learned that sound is important to the tech experience. It has been added to her videos. The words to this 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 does not form part of any V. R. Duin book. (39 seconds)