Most men have learned to read to
serve a paltry convenience, as they have learned to cipher in order to keep accounts and not be cheated in trade; but of reading as a noble intellectual exercise they know little or nothing; yet this only is reading, in a high sense, not that which lulls us as a luxury and suffers the nobler faculties to sleep the while, but what we have to stand on tip-toe to read and devote our most alert and wakeful hours to.
The succession of the questions that had just been read to
him, exactly followed the succession of the dreams that had terrified Mrs.
When I was growing up in western Massachusetts, "reading" happened in two places: the classroom at my small independent school and at nighttime when my parents read to
my sister and me.
AN OLD SAYING IN EDUCATION GOES, "Students learn to read in elementary school, and read to
learn in secondary school.
Some progressive states like Michigan have mandated that (students) be able to 'connect what they read to
their own lives' and other goals harmonious not just with skill development but true lifelong reading" (Daniels (2002, p.
To mark National Book Month, Black Issues Book Review highlights efforts by African American athletes who encourage literacy and academic preparation through programs like the National Basketball Association's Read to
operations Bruce Mosler, New York office head Ken Krasnow, and 32 of the company's brokerage and services professionals and administrative staff chose age appropriate books to read to
each class of students.
We also would assume the child had been read to
over many years while looking at engaging pictures, cuddled up closely to someone he or she loves and trusts, and memorizing bits of stories he or she hears over and over again.
Up to a point, this was OK, but he would also have liked to read to
himself and not spend so much time pronouncing words to others.
And this fall, Chicago's public library system is asking every adult and adolescent to read To
Kill a Mockingbird.
Drake, Sharpe demonstrates, read to
understand the world in which he lived, and he understood so that he might actively participate.
These new readers read rapidly and avidly, subjecting what they read to
a critical regard that spared no domain from methodical doubt" (24--25).
Parents or other caregivers read to
babies and point out signs, labels and other environmental print.
He warns that children, reading less and less or being read to
less and less, get few opportunities to form abstract images in our visual society.