Gender Gap In Literature

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Textbooks are written on the assumption that students have prior knowledge of the content and share similar cultural experiences (Sung, 2016). It can be very challenging for language learners who may lack the ability to decode words, connect ideas and events, and interpret meaning. Students in general have a hard time understanding how information is presented in expository texts, which makes the task even more difficult.
In the fourth edition of the Kids & Family Reading Report (2013), a national survey released with regard to kids age 6-17 and their parents share their views on reading in the increasingly digital landscape and the influences that impact children’s reading frequency and attitudes toward reading.
NASDAQ: SCHL, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, and the Harrison Group, a leading marketing and strategic research consulting firm, reports that: the potential for audio books to motivate boys, who are more commonly known to be reluctant readers, to read more. One in four boys who has read an audio book says is now reading more books for fun. Audio books may also be the key to transition moderately frequent readers (defined as children who read one to four days a week) to frequent readers (those who read five to seven days a week).
In a similar study of Thomas (2013) on audio-aided reading notes that the gender gap in reading frequency and attitudes towards reading is narrowing; however, the narrowing of the gap is driven more by
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