Take this chart, for instance:
What role does CHOICE play in reading? Kids are more likely to finish reading a book if there is choice in reading material.
And this chart:
More than half of kids report that being able to have time at school to read is a positive experience (though I would love to see that number WAY higher).
And finally (for today. I will post more about the study tomorrow), look at this chart:
Frequent readers read much, much more than infrequent readers. I know this might seem simplistic. However the incredible difference (20 X more books in elementary and 10 X more in middle and secondary). If we want kids to be college and career ready, they need to be READERS. We can take quite a bit from this study about how to help kids find books and become lifelong and frequent readers.
Is there more than this report? Certainly. We can talk about those things in future posts. For now, head over to the URL and begin reading.