In support of our partner Thorndike Press, a Cengage Learning Company, Dr. Julie Evans will be presenting the session, Advancing Literacy through Large Print: Translating National Study Results into Local Advocacy on Sunday, January 29, 2023 in New Orleans at the American Library Association’s event LibLearnX. Learn more about this event at https://www.2023.alaliblearnx.org/ .
It is critical that educators find new ways to make reading more meaningful for students by leveraging the power of context and comfort in the reading process to increase student engagement, elevate reading comprehension, and support the development of lifelong reading habits. With that goal in mind, Project Tomorrow partnered with Thorndike Press to design and implement a large scale, nationwide study to investigate the impact of students reading large print-formatted books on their reading engagement and achievement levels. The study involved a diverse collection of 15 elementary, middle and high schools nationwide, and 1,696 students and 56 teachers and librarians. The study’s results document two highly significant findings: (1) students, teachers and librarians were enthusiastic about having access to large print titles and based upon their positive experience wanted more of such titles in their libraries and classrooms, and (2) academic results validate large print as a viable literacy intervention resource for every library.
If you are interested in the study results or would like to be considered for a future related study, you can email email@example.com.