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When It Comes to Books, Allow Kids to Enjoy Freedom of Choice

“For decades, researchers have been suggesting that a little structured fun with books can help kids learn to appreciate them, and that kids who like to read tend to become better readers. This research has led many in teaching to advocate for free reading during the school day. A recent study showed that children’s feelings about reading in second and third grade predicted how well they would perform on reading tests when they were in seventh grade, regardless of how well they read when they were younger.” (The Washington Post)

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