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The Power of Reading by Stephen D. Krashen
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Aug 08, 10

really liked it
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Read from July 20 to August 08, 2010

Very good, fast read that summarizes some of the research on reading, especially free voluntary reading (rather than reading instruction). Krashen is a prolific researcher, and often has his own research (or that of his grad students, I would assume) to back up his points. I read the second edition, from 2004, and would like to see it updated further still. The research on comic books and on television viewing all seem dated to me; few studies more recent than 1995 seem to have been cited. Overall, though, a good book to remind us educators that READING IS IMPORTANT (duh).
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