Educational research has shown that there is a strong connection between reading and vocabulary development. For this reason, it is no surprise that students who read more consistently tend to acquire a larger vocabulary. This skill also translates into stronger writing skills as students with a sophisticated vocabulary are more expressive and thus are able to create clearer ideas. Parents should also know that there are different types of reading: there is reading to pronounce, reading to understand and reading to make inferences. Without developing all strategies, the student will struggle to make meaning and develop opinions from what they read. Ultimately, the goal of reading to help students build intelligence and use the information to think more critically. For more information on the importance of reading you may see this post http://www.k12reader.com/the-importance-of-reading-comprehension/
At Thornhill English Tutoring, we work toward building a brighter future with critical reading skills.