Larger school library collections and longer hours increase circulation.
Access to a school library results in more reading.
Access to public libraries also affects how much children read.
Outstanding high school writers reported extensive summer reading
Free voluntary reading results in better reading comprehension, writing style, vocabulary, spelling, and grammatical development
Hearing stories has a direct impact on literacy development.
Libraries are a consistent and major source of books for free reading.
Malcolm X educated himself in prison by reading.
Without a reading habit, children simply do not have a chance.
Children read more when they see other people reading.
Spelling is improved when reading is done.
Extrinsic reading rewards may not be necessary and may backfire.
However, a rich print environment helps only when more reading is done.
Magazine reading appears to promote more reading.
Readers pass vocaulary tests. Nonreaders struggle.
Teaching vocabulary lists is inefficient - the time is better spent reading alone.
Learning to read in one language helps us read a second language.
If children read 1 million words in a year, atl least 1,000 words will be added to their vocabulary.
Children who are readers will develop acceptable levels of literacy.
Light reading is not to be avoided but should be used as a conduit to more serious reading.
More drills for poor readers do not work.
Not one poor reader reported a lot of pleasure reading.
People acquiring a second language have the best chance for success through reading.
People who say they read more write better.
The less literate are the first to fail and drop out of school.
Those who read in a second language write and spell better in that language.
Young people's reading choices are influenced by their peers.