Reading is Smart (Step 2)
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 1) Dan Hurley is a writer. He writes best-selling books about science, and he writes popular stories for the world’s best newspapers and magazines, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, and Wired Magazine. In a word, he is a big success. But when... Read more
Reading is Smart (Step 2)
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 2) How did Dan Hurley move from “slow learner” to “smart enough to write best-selling books” Dan actually spent three years trying to answer this question. He looked at studies about how to “grow intelligence.” What did he find? He found the same thing that... Read more
Reading and Brain Power
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 2) “One of the greatest benefits of reading a lot is increased vocabulary. How do children learn most of their vocabulary? Surprisingly, they learn vocabulary indirectly, through language exposure rather than through direct teaching. Furthermore, researchers are convinced that the amount we read is very... Read more
Reading and Brain Power
ReadOasis Step 2 (Part 3) “Yes, this is a powerful idea: reading makes you smarter. Our research strongly supports this. Avid readers have more knowledge about the world than people who read less. We have also found that students who read a lot have better test scores. And those... Read more