Young people are experts in their own reading lives.
All children are readers.
Free voluntary reading means students get to choose what they read, when they read and where they read.
Lifelong reading begins with self-selected reading based on interests.
Everyone has a reading story.
A slew of summer reading ideas
Learning to read
Students with agency are in control and feel in control of their reading lives. Students with agency :
Work harder :: They have greater focus :: They have more interest :: They are less likely to give up :: They are better at planning :: They are more likely to choose challenging tasks :: They set higher goals :: They have improved concentration when difficulties are faced :: And the process is iterative, that is, it creates a positive cycle of success.
Find her books in the professional collection here . Maryanne Wolf is an advocate for children and literacy around the world. She is the Director of the newly created Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Here latest book is “Reader, Come Home : the Reading Brain in a Digital World“.
There are many ways to begin, enjoy and extend your reading story. Use the links below to discover something new.