Recently I asked students to complete a survey about the importance of reading with a parent or grandparent. As I looked at some of the comments, I realized why so many students are doing so well in Reading Workshop. Thank you so much to the parents and grandparents that took the time to talk about reading with their child.
When asked, why do you believe reading is important, answers included:
- Andrea D.--Reading is an important part of life. At first, we learn to read. Then, we read to learn. Reading is the key to all learning.
- Laura C.--Reading takes you places you may never have the opportunity to visit. . . With reading, you control the graphics and scenery. You get to create your own version of the story in your mind.
- Heather E.--Reading gives you "life long learning," meaning you can learn new things every day of your life.
- Diana F.--there is a whole world of ideas and information there for us to discover. Sometimes reading can make you laugh, cry, and experience all kinds of emotions. Reading is awesome.
- Susan P.--Reading is the foundation of learning.
- Tonya W.--I believe reading is important because, for a very long time now, people have taken the time to think things through and deliverer their thoughts on paper.
- Jennifer T.--reading improves your vocabulary, your writing ability, and your communication skills.
- Kim E.--It broadens the mind and helps educate in all areas of learning.
- Beth M.--Reading is the basis for most aspects of daily living. From reading weather and news reports, to road signs and menus, reading is a necessity in society.
When asked, how has reading helped you be successful in your life, answers included:
- Sandy E.--Being a fluent reader afforded me the opportunity to be my high school graduating class valedictorian. This led to scholarships and grants to help pay for my college education. Reading has allowed me to be a life-long learner and successful in my career.
- Andrea D.--All successful writers will tell you that in order to write well, you need to read. At the age of 40, I went back to school to become a medical assistant. If I didn't know how to read, I wouldn't have been able to complete the assignments in order to graduate.
- Laura C.--Without reading I would not have the job I have. I am an Engineer at Kenworth. My job requires me to be able to read...Not only has reading helped me get a college degree as well as a good job it also has helped me to relax. I love to read just for fun. A good book is like therapy.
- Stephanie S.--Reading has helped me be successful for a lot of things. I couldn't own a business if I didn't know how to read.
- Cheryl R.--Reading has helped me in my job because I have to read daily work instructions and be able to follow those instructions.
- Teresa L.--Reading is a way for communication in my work and I continually learn by reading. Reading enhances my career as a nurse to educate myself and others. It enables me provide excellent care to my patients.
- Lisa B.--It constantly gives me direction in life. On the flip side it has given me a portal of imaginations as entertainment.
Thanks to all the parents for their amazing responses. Check out all of the responses HERE.
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