Comprehensible and Compelling: The Causes and Effects of Free Voluntary Reading (Paperback)
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Comprehensible and Compelling: The Causes and Effects of Free Voluntary Reading (Paperback)

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Paperback 106 Pages / Published: 16/11/2017
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A joint effort from three thought leaders in educational research, linguistics, and literacy acquisition, this book explores the latest research that shows that compelling comprehensive input (CCI) is the baseline for all language and literacy development.


* Addresses and interprets current international research on literacy development

* Documents the value of libraries in providing access for literacy development

* Provides compelling research-based arguments for reading aloud, free voluntary reading, and reading to one's strengths

* Identifies and explains the three stages in the development of the highest level of literacy: hearing stories, self-selected recreational reading, and specialized reading in an area of deep personal interest

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440857980
Number of pages: 106


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Summarizing decades of research about language development, this thorough title will guide understanding of reading comprehension in a new way. . . . Librarians will appreciate the socioeconomic reading statistics and discussion of how libraries instill in children a love of reading that leads to higher reading scores. Rounding out the volume are an excellent list of references and an easy-to-follow index to help navigate each study. VERDICT For school librarians working with elementary age students." - School Library Journal
"This is a scholarly look at a subject that many teachers and librarians grapple with. It is an important addition to the research into creating lifelong learners and readers." - Booklist Online
"Do you need researched-based evidence to support the importance of independent reading? Then this research-heavy resource would be perfect for you. The authors present a thoroughly researched case that literacy comprehension and acquisition increases the most when what we hear and what we read is interesting or 'compelling.' . . . Overall, this book is full of research summaries." - School Library Connection

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