Rally was built on a deep foundation of research. There are literally thousands of studies documenting the benefits of reading, as well as how to maximize one’s potential as an effective reader. Here are a few key research highlights, which are core to Rally’s design and our promise to you
The more children read, the better their fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.
Independent reading is most effective when it is supported, structured, and accountable.
Guided oral reading is important for developing reading fluency — the ability to read with efficiency and ease. In guided oral reading, students read out loud, to either a parent, teacher or other student, who corrects their mistakes and provides them with other feedback.
In the 13 years of the Kids & Family Reading Report, one thing remains constant no matter what: when kids choose, they read. Across demographics, the majority of kids (89%) agree their favorite books are the ones that they have picked out themselves.
Even when elementary students read for only 15 minutes a day, they significantly increased their reading abilities, with average and below-average readers showing the greatest gains.
The effects of reading extend into quality of life: High levels of reading proficiency are associated with greater academic, financial, professional, and civic benefits.
If we want to induce children to read lots, we must also teach them to read well
Instead of independent silent reading, the NRP (NICHD, 2000) concluded that teachers should provide opportunities for students to read aloud with some guidance and feedback