There is no magic nor is there a programme that will turn children into readers. It takes time (kids will read when they are ready, not when we tell them they are), a role model (a hero...every child needs a guide) and books (books that are accessible (that they CAN read) and books that are inclusive (that they can see themselves in). No magic...it's as simple as that!
Reading will be top priority next year, George Abbott tells B.C. teachers