ERIC Number: ED394140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec-1
Twenty Minutes a Day Keeps Illiteracy Away.
One of the most common worries children's parents have is how well their children are learning to read. Introducing children to the joys of reading depends not only on the teachers, but on the parents. The most effective way parents can teach children how to read and to love reading is to read to them and, later, with them. Jim Trelease, author of the best-selling "Read-Aloud Handbook," reported that teachers who read aloud to the class had a significantly higher rate of avid readers than those who did not. Teachers should also encourage self-expression in students' writing assignments, not perfection. Trelease states that instead of concentrating only on teaching children how to read, they should be taught to want to read. Parents should read to their children at least 20 minutes every day, to promote daily reading as a habit and part of a healthy lifestyle. (CR)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
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