To LEARN to read, you NEED to read.
READING IS THINKING!
Time Matters! The amount of time spent reading is incredibly important. Researcher says . . . To maintain growth, 2 hours a day should be spent reading between home and school.
Children need to have books they can read with 96-99% accuracy.
Children need to have frequent opportunities to talk about their reading and their thinking as they are reading.
By teaching children to talk well about books, we teach them to think as they read.
Books are not "one size fits all." Children need "just right" books.
The goal of reading instruction is to create lifelong readers.