Free Voluntary Reading
90 pages • 6⅛ x 9¼
This book documents the latest research findings about the success of free voluntary reading in developing high levels of literacy.
Everyone is in agreement that children must develop strong reading skills in order to become successful students and later, effective adults. The unsettled, ongoing controversy among educators is which method delivers the highest reading competency. What does the research indicate about the effectiveness of free voluntary reading as compared to other learning models?
Free voluntary reading looks better and more powerful than ever. Stephen D. Krashen, PhD, is an advocate for free voluntary reading in schools and has published many journal articles on the subject. Free Voluntary Reading collects the last ten years of his extensive work and reconsiders all aspects of this important debate in light of the latest findings.
The book provides an accessible examination of topics, such as free voluntary reading's value in language and literary acquisition domestically and worldwide, recent developments in support of free voluntary reading, whether rewards-based programs benefit the development of lifelong reading, the value of phonics in reading instruction, and trends in literacy.