WILL Education Blog - For Parents and Families

WILL Education Blog - For Parents and Families

Small boy reading book on floor.
Eugene Kim

Miner, Mirror, Model, and Mentor: Strategies for Improving Your Student’s Reading Skills

The pressure to read at the appropriate grade level can be overwhelming and even scary for some children.  We know strong reading skills help lay the foundation for a student’s educational career. Chicago literacy expert, Timothy Shanahan, explained to Today’s Parent that a British study released in 2013 showed children’s literacy and math levels at age seven were predictive of their overall earnings at the age of 42. How do we make reading a skill that children love instead of a complicated task they despise?