Reading Matters/Literacy Pre-2017
In working to keep these pages approachable, we've moved articles older than 2017 to this page. There is still powerful content here.
Carter, Kristy D. "If the Book Fits: Students Given Options on Choosing Books" (Sampson Independent, Clinton, NC,; Jan. 12, 2016).
Ehrenfreund, Max. “If we stop telling kids what to read, they might start reading again.” (Washington Post Wonkblog, Jan. 10, 2015).
Goldsmith, Francisca. “Reading by Ear (Why audiobook listening expands, rather than derails, our access to literature).” (No Shelf Required blog, Sept. 27, 2016).
Johnson, Doug. “The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations in Reading.” (The Blue Skunk Blog, March 28, 2016)
Littleton, Emily. “Kids Gain confidence in Reading.” (Jackson Sun, June 28, 2016).
McDonald, Megan (children’s book author). “How the School Library Saved My Life.” (Education Week, October 2, 2016).
McGill-Franzen , Anne; Natalia Ward, Maria Cahill. “ Summers: Some Are Reading, Some Are Not! It Matters.” (The Reading Teacher 69(6) 2016).
National Library of New Zealand, Services to Schools. Librarian's role in creating readers. (website, no date)
Pearson, Catherine. “Science Proves Reading To Kids Really Does Change Their Brains.” (Huffington Post, Aug. 6, 2016).
Roncevic, Mirela. “Are you a ‘reader’ when listening to an audiobook? Yes, of course.” (No Shelf Required blog, June 20, 2016).
Schwartz, Katrina. "Strategies to Help Students ‘Go Deep’ When Reading Digitally." Mindshift, KQED, 16 Oct. 2016.
Storrs, Carina. "This Is Your Child's Brain on Reading." CNN, 3 Feb. 2016, . This article refers to an article in the Journal Pediatrics: Home Reading Environment and Brain Activation in Preschool Children Listening to Stories by John S. Hutton, Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus, Alan L. Mendelsohn, Tom DeWitt, Scott K. Holland, the C-MIND Authorship Consortium, Sept 2015.