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Book-banning campaigns often misrepresent how young readers consume and process literature. Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Book bans reflect outdated beliefs about how children read

The US is seeing more campaigns to ‘protect’ children by barring controversial books. But research shows children’s reading experiences are complex and unpredictable, explains a literature professor.
Psychologists aren’t sure which factors drive students to form specific academic identities, but these identities can affect career choices. Tom Werner/DigitalVision via GettyImages

Students perceive themselves as a ‘math person’ or a ‘reading person’ early on – and this can impact the choices they make throughout their lives

Students are less likely to think they can be good at both math and reading as they get closer to high school.
Family outings and journal-writing can help keep kids’ academic skills sharp during the summer. franckreporter / Getty Images

6 ways to keep kids’ school skills sharp over the summer

Research has shown for more than a century that students fall behind during the summer break. An expert offers six tips on ways to help children keep up their academic skills during the summer.
When Albrecht Dürer drew his famous image, he had never seen a real rhinoceros. Public domain

To read or not to read? Is that the question?

Sometimes books have such a pervasive cultural presence that it is always necessary to read them to have an idea about what they have to say.
If teachers were to only address the skills, knowledge and referral protocols that Ontario’s Human Rights Commission recommends, students wouldn’t have essential knowledge to support their reading. (Shutterstock)

Why Ontario’s ‘Right to Read Inquiry’ needs to broaden its recommendations

Direct instruction matters in learning to read, but reading can’t happen unless children are supported in making connections to what they know and their experiences.

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