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The Velcro Effect: Increase Reading Comprehension, Motivation, and Pleasure with Knowledge

Laura Raphael


Children’s librarians are not reading teachers. But supporting children’s reading is pretty much number one in our portfolio of professional goals, so it makes sense to learn a little bit more about how humans go about learning how to read.

One surprising thing to realize, when digging into recent cognitive science and education research about reading, is that there are really two aspects of reading that get mixed up in confusing ways.

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