To Read or Not to Read Why is Reading Important?. Tiera Kitt, Anna LaPrad, Courtney Wright, Jenny Lee Turner, Brandi Medlin. Within the Discipline. Crucial for progression Understanding Following Directions Social Skills. In the beginning…. In Early Childhood: Teacher reads to students
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To Read or Not to ReadWhy is Reading Important? Tiera Kitt, Anna LaPrad, Courtney Wright, Jenny Lee Turner, Brandi Medlin
Within the Discipline • Crucial for progression • Understanding • Following Directions • Social Skills
In the beginning… • In Early Childhood: • Teacher reads to students • Social Skills • One-on-One activities
Just starting out…. • In Elementary School: • Learning to Read • Increases Understanding • Testing • Social Skills
Middle School • Reading Comprehension • Learning the steps • Testing • Social Skills
The High School Experience • Standardized Testing • Beyond High School • Social Skills
College • Pre-College • Taking the right tests • Graduation • Filling out Applications • When you get there • Understanding • Vocabulary • Take notes • Tests • Social Skills
In the “Real World” • Proper Functioning • Maintaining Intelligence • Vocabulary • Social
Putting it all together • Expands Vocabulary • Increases Social Skills • Learning how to Interact with other People
Questions For Thought • How has reading benefited you? • What do you think your social life would be like if you didn’t know how to read? • What kind of job do you think you would have if you didn’t know how to read?
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