Reading Principles

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Reading is the action or skill of reading written or printed material silent or aloud.
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Reading involves word recognition comprehension fluency and motivation.
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We can eliminate illiteracy in our society. We can do this by raising reading achievement in our first, second, and third grades.
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We can eliminate illiteracy when our school districts publicly commit to teach 90% of our students to read at grade level by third grade, then systematically realign their assessments, curriculum, instructional time, reporting systems and available resources to achieve this goal. (The 90% Reading Goal)
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We can eliminate illiteracy nationwide in four to seven years.
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A child who doesn’t read has little chance to succeed. For the past two hundred years, the printed and digital world has increasingly permeated social and economic life. A child who doesn’t read, or who reads poorly must endure nine to twelve years in an educational system where the transfer of information by reading is exponentially rewarded and conversely, where lack of that ability is punished. (The 90% Reading Goal)
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Reading is our first and most basic educational process. From kindergarten through third grade, children learn to read. Thereafter they read to learn.
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Children who read well by third grade do well in our schools. Children who do not read well by third grade do poorly. Sometimes they do poorly for the rest of their lives. This is something we all know.
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For 40% of our children, the reading door opens fairly easy.
The required brain development and social conditioning come together smoothly. For another 30-40%, it requires significantly more effort. And for the remaining 20-30% opening that door may be one of the most difficult tasks in life.
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Yet when the reading door does not open, hundreds of other doors also remain shut.

Stand Up For Children Inc. is committed to helping children read. It is our core principle that every child deserves a bright and successful future by learning to read well. Our slogan is “A reader today, a leader tomorrow”.

We are dedicated to the teaching and the encouragement of a natural love of reading and students taking ownership of their learning!

What then are the the important statistics about reading?

Did you know that 50% of adults cannot read a book written at the eighth grade level?

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3 out of 4 people on welfare are functionally illiterate.
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45 million of adults are functionally illiterate and read below the fifth grade level.
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85% of juvenile offenders have problems reading.
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Six of ten households do not buy a single book in a year.
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85% of juvenile offenders have a problem with reading.

What are the benefits of reading and why you should read every day?

1. Benefits both your physical and mental health
2. Strengthens the prediction engine that is the human brain
3. Expands vocabulary
4. Alleviates depression
5. Lengthens lifespan
6. Improves memory
7. Improves focus and concentration
8. Raises self esteem
9. Increases your ability to empathize
10. Better writing skills
11. Stronger analytical thinking skills
12. Mental stimulation
13. Knowledge
14. Tranquility
15. Free entertainment
16. Let’s you read other people’s thoughts
17. A literal workout for the brain
18. Spurs your brain to think and concentrate
19. Builds a critical mind
20. Boosts school performance later on

What African American boys need is to make a strong connection with one rational loving adult.

We are trying to accomplish the fact that every boy knows he is loved and that someone has got his back.
These reading principles brought to you by Stand Up For Children Inc. Inc.
April 2020.
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Did you know?

Reading aloud to children is the single most important activity to prevent low literacy.
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Babies begin learning the moment they’re born. By age 3, a baby’s brain has grown to 80% of its adult size.
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The number of books in a home is a better predictor of a child’s future educational achievement than are the parents income and education.
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Sharing books with children beginning at birth promotes family bonding and a foundation for the infant’s language skills.
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Parents are a child’s first and most important teacher. They play a vital role in the child’s language and literacy development.
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More than one-third of children enter kindergarten without the basic skills necessary to learn to read.