The research shows that accessibility to reading materials is essential for the development of readers. From an online article by Dr. Stephen Krashen:
"Studies also show when children have access to interesting and comprehensible reading material, they read (Krashen, 2001; 2004). And finally, when children read, they improve in all aspects of literacy, including vocabulary, grammar, spelling, reading and writing ability (McQuillan, 1998; Krashen, 2004). In fact, the evidence is strong that reading for pleasure, self-selected reading, is the major cause of advanced literacy development. Making sure that all children have access to books makes literacy development possible."
In order to encourage students to read and thereby become better readers, the MTE Library has in place the following policies and procedures: