The Role of Literature in Learning to Read

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Instructor: Yuanxin (Amy) Yang Alcocer

Amy has a master's degree in secondary education and has taught math at a public charter high school.

Literature is an important part of teaching children to read. There are many different activities that involve literature that teachers and parents can do with students to help them get interested and keep on reading.

Using Literature

There is no better way to teach your students to read than with the use of literature. We define literature as books and other written materials. Using literature shows students just how important books are and it also shows them that we can learn a lot while reading. Once we show our students how to learn from books, they will be ready to grow and learn on their own when they are grown. In this lesson, we will look at some reading activities that can be incorporated into the classroom setting.

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