Thought of the week
By age three, children from privileged families have heard 30 million more words than children from poor families. By kindergarten the gap is even greater. The consequences are catastrophic.
Source: The 30 Million Word Gap By Betty Hart and Todd R. Risley
To read the full report: http://www.aft.org/pubs-reports/american_educator/spring2003/catastrophe.html
I’ve just started reading The Read-Aloud Handbook: Sixth Edition more about this super book in another post.
In the meantime, don’t forget to check out your local libraries summer reading program.