Improving children’s reading and writing skills

A study of 1,587 second graders whose parents received children’s books and information about the value of supporting children while they learn to read reported that reading and writing ability increased for all participating children including non-Western immigrant children and children with mothers with low levels of education; children whose parents previously believed that reading abilities were fixed exhibited the largest improvements, suggesting a potential mechanism for effective interventions.

Article #16-07946: “Reading intervention with a growth mindset approach improves children’s skills,” by Simon Calmar Andersen and Helena Skyt Nielsen.