Harry Potter and Developing Childhood Literacy Mr. Melton

Children often dislike reading, which inhibits their literacy development.
However, many children have learned to develop a love of reading through J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series.
To teach children the love of reading and thus contribute to their literacy development and future academic success, Harris Elementary School should make Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone required reading for its students.
  • Research has demonstrated that children become highly involved with the Harry Potter books, and making the first book of the series required would ensure this involvement with reading for more of the student body.

Children will then likely fall in love with the book, leading them to continue reading the other books in the series.

And by getting children hooked on reading early in life, we can increase the likelihood they are avid readers throughout their life.

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