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Read to Train & Train to Read

How To Train The Mind Of An Elementary School Child To Read! In a recent article published in The New York Times, Dr. Daniel T. Willingham, Professor of Psychology at University of Virginia, discusses how reading comprehension is misunderstood in the context of current education practices. Mere reading through sounding of words and building vocabulary is not sufficient, but must be interlaced with factual knowledge. Factual knowledge is the ability to know beyond just reading a certain passage to make accurate inferences. For example, if a reading comprehension passage is based on a certain sport or an invention, a discussion based on the historical background on how the sport is being playe

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