Reading Magic

Reading Magic : Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever

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In this revised and updated edition of Reading Magic, bestselling author and literacy expert Mem Fox reveals the incredible emotional and intellectual impact reading aloud to children has on their ability to learn to read.

With passion and humor, Fox speaks of when, where, and why to read aloud and demonstrates how to read aloud to best effect and get the most out of a read-aloud session. She discusses the three secrets of reading, offers guidance on defining and choosing good books, and -- for this edition -- includes two chapters on boy readers and phonics, a foreword, and a list of Twenty Books That Children Love.

Filled with practical advice, activities, and inspiring true read-aloud miracles, Reading Magic is a turn-to classic for educators and parents who would like to know more about how children learn to read -- and how we can instill in them a lifelong love of books.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 132 x 201 x 15mm | 159g
  • Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc
  • Belmont, CA, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Updated, Revised ed.
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0156035103
  • 9780156035101
  • 10,438

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Praise for MEM FOX
Fox writes with a light touch, going straight to the heart of preschool concerns with affection and wit.-The New York Times Book Review
Mem Fox has a wonderful ability to zero in on the feelings of both children and adults.
-Bookselling This Week
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A funny, furious, persuasive book.-The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
A superb writer, [Fox] constructs an excellent case, and surely any child would like to be a member of her reading/writing class.
-Library Journal
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