Nurturing Literacy: Tips and Resources For Developing Lifelong ReadersFebruary 13, 2014 | Matt Davis
The importance of early literacy cannot be understated. Countless studies have shown that students who start reading earlier are better prepared for the academic road ahead. Not to mention, early readers are much more likely to become lifelong readers.
Parents and teachers play an important role in lifelong literacy, but how exactly can they best help their kids cultivate a love for reading? Well, there isn't a one-size-fits-all solution, and I'm sure you all have strategies of your own. But we wanted to highlight a few resources from around the Web that can offer support in this challenging task.
Really, there are many different useful tech resources. Which ones do you use in your classroom? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to check out these other useful tech resources for reading comprehension:
- "Graphic Organizers for Reading Comprehension," via Scholastic
- Reading Lessons for Every Grade via ShareMyLesson
- "39 Recommended Reading Comprehension Tools," via TeachThought
Some Recent Edutopia Reading Blogs:
Edutopia's bloggers wrote some pretty inspiring posts about literacy and lifelong reading last year. These are just a few from 2013 that were hits with our readers, and each one offers practical tips, tools and strategies for encouraging students to read.
- "Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students," by Elena Aguilar
- " Five-Minute Film Festival: Literacy Starts with the Alphabet," by Amy Erin Borovoy
- "Parent Involvement in Early Literacy," by Erika Burton
- "Nine Strategies for Reaching All Learners in English Language Arts," by Hassan Mansaray
- "Student Apps for Winter Reading," by Monica Burns