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Study Shows Educational And Psychological Value Of Letting Children Read What They Want

"Never underestimate the power of pleasure in motivating and sustaining reading and improvement in reading," Wilhelm said. "And never underestimate the deep psychological work, psychological satisfaction, and human development that is occurring for readers of freely chosen texts. Books that are often marginalized by educators or parents are often the best choice for the readers at any given point in their own human developmental journeys."

Published by Scholastic Teaching Resources, Reading Unbound is available for purchase in PDF format through Scholastic Teacher Express starting today, with the print edition scheduled for release in January 2014 and available for pre-order through online retailers and for educators through the Scholastic Teacher Store Online. The first 10 pages are available for FREE download through Teacher Express.

Previous titles by Wilhelm and Smith include Getting it Right and Fresh Takes on Teaching Literacy Elements.

Both authors are available for interviews.

For more information about Scholastic, visit our online media room at http://mediaroom.scholastic.com.

SOURCE Scholastic Inc.

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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