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Scholastic Kids and Family Reading Report

Loads of good data on this site and in the report:

Scholastic Kids and Family Reading Report

http://www.scholastic.com/readingreport/

SPOTLIGHT:
What Makes Frequent Readers

There are three dynamics that are among the most powerful predictors of reading frequency for children ages 6–17.

Top Predictors of Reading Frequency

Base: Children Ages 6–17


For children ages 6–11, additional factors that predict reading frequency involve reading aloud, specific characteristics kids want in books and spending less time online using a computer.

Additional Predictors of Reading Frequency

Base: Children Ages 6–11


For children ages 12–17, the additional factors that predict reading frequency include reading a book of choice independently in school, ereading experiences, a large home library, having been told their reading level and having parents involved in their reading habits.

Additional Predictors of Reading Frequency

Base: Children Ages 12–17


Overall, frequent readers are less likely than are infrequent readers to engage in common screen-related activities 5–7 days a week.

Percentage of Children Who Do Activities 5–7 Days a Week

Base: Children Ages 6–17


The total number of books read annually by frequent readers is significantly higher than the number read by infrequent readers—especially among children ages 12–17.

Average Number of Books Children Have Read in the Past Year

Base: Children Ages 6–17


Parents of infrequent readers are more likely to say they need help finding books their child will like than are parents of frequent readers.

Parents’ Agreement with Statement: “I need help finding books my child likes”

Base: Parents of Children Ages 6–17

Stephen

Posted on: January 26, 2015, 6:20 am Category: Uncategorized