Research that validates the RIF Model
Book ownership and relation to enjoyment, reading frequency, and attitude towards reading: findings from the National Literacy Trust first annual survey.
Not only are young people who have books of their own more likely to read more frequently than their peers who don’t have their own books, but they are also more likely to read for longer stretches of time.
- Me and My Reading Profile: A Tool for Assessing Early Reading Motivation.
Recent investigations have revealed that reading motivation begins to erode as early as second grade. Therefore, it can be suggested that motivation must be carefully considered during early literacy instruction.
- Link between reading motivation and reading comprehension.
Motivation to read tends to differ by gender—with girls motivated more positively to read than boys. It also differs by ethnicity, in more complex ways.
By looking at international achievement data across 27 countries, researchers determined that a home library is as important as parental education and twice as important as the father's occupation in predicting educational outcomes.
Children growing up in homes with many books get 3 years more schooling than children from bookless homes, independent of their parents’ education, occupation, and class.
This month’s Rally to Read theme is culture. Explore the theme with exciting read-alouds from authors Jason Reynolds and Vanessa Brantley-Newton, take the pledge to read 100 books, and enter our 10,000 book giveaway sweepstakes.
According to recent NAEP Scores, only 32% of fourth-grade public school students are reading at a proficient level. Help RIF in our mission of closing the youth literacy gap in our country by giving today.
RIF is pleased to present webinars throughout the year that cover an array of topics, including a new educator-focused series, Every Educator Counts. View the archive of past webinars and see what's coming soon!
There are many things to be thankful for, including great books! Browse RIF’s Thanksgiving Collection for titles that explore how we give thanks, as well as find fun supplemental resources for young readers.
RIF and Driscoll’s Berries joined forces to spread reading joy, distributing over 1,200 books to 400 children at four book celebration events across California this past October.
Trane Technologies and RIF kicked off another year of partnership, allowing more children around the nation to have the opportunity to pick out books of their own and experience the joy of reading.