Review of Research Articles

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Since the beginning of time, parent have been telling, begging and forcing kids to read. Most kids read, but hated it; in fact if they never picked up a book they are happy. Then, there are the kids that read constantly, day and night. Whenever they have free time, reading becomes their distraction. Personality I read constantly, without remorse it causes me to leave my responsibility, and read instead. So I decide to see if reading has any negative affect on the average humans. As soon as I finish this story I will begin my research, let’s hope it doesn’t affect my grade. I was told to use the FIU library to get sources for my essay and I began. As I started my research, I quickly discover that most articles talk about getting your child to read. In fact according to recent research, data links the child's vocabulary level to gains in reading comprehension; early childhood educators have a special obligation to teach vocabulary more effectively 1. What I understood from that was the earlier a child start reading the better his or hers vocabulary levels are. In such the child has a better comprehension and a higher understanding then other children their age. This fact is nothing new to me and it isn’t much help to my research. In actuality it goes against what I’m looking for. The next article that I found was again for reading. In fact it’s promoting reading in Brazil. This article proved that it’s not only in the US they are encouraging children, it’s a worldwide phenomenon. For instant they have a program by local Media Brazil-Angola House of Culture which aims to encourage children to read stories 2. Such claims tell me that no matter what country you are in you are encouraged to read. That does not help my research; ... ... middle of paper ... ...hod on curing this unordinary addiction – so far it’s been ok. Though I believe people need a better understanding of this addiction. These are the facts I found out hopefully by the time I turn in the final draft I will find out if the advice work. Works Cited 1. Jalongo, Mary Renck, and Michelle J. Sobolak. "Supporting Young Children's Vocabulary Growth: The Challenges, the Benefits, and Evidence-Based Strategies." Early Childhood Education Journal 38.6 (2011): 421+. Academic OneFile. Web. 27 Feb. 2011. 2. "Culture House Holds First Edition of Reading Project." Angola Press Agency [Luanda, Angola] 22 Feb. 2011. Academic OneFile. Web. 27 Feb. 2011. 3. Patrick. "Reading Addiction » Learn More About Reading Addiction." Reading Addiction. 20 Jan. 2008. Web. 18 Feb. 2011. .
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