The staff at Tokyo Academics has been identifying a recurring phenomenon in our conversations with our students and parents, as well as our lessons. Students are not reading enough outside of school assignments.
Reading is one of the primary ways that individuals can consume information, and it is highly linked to development and academic, professional, and personal performance. Additionally, while we can help students with techniques to work their way through reading comprehension tests, this is all dependent on their baseline understanding of fiction, non-fiction, prose, and technical language, which all comes from reading. The research (Source: Reading Agency) shows that reading contributes greatly to:
Pleasure and enjoyment