Welcome to my Build Your Own Homeschool Library series where I'm sharing with my readers some of my favorite books from my homeschool shelf. Please note that all the posts in this series contain my own opinions, and I have not been compensated by any publishing company for any of the content.
How to Read a Book may seem like a silly name for a book, but I promise, this book is so much more than it seems.
Reading a book — and really learning from it — requires more than just reading the words on each page. So many children finish high school thinking that all they need to do to learn from a book is to simply read through it once, cover-to-cover. They've never been taught how to learn the most from to book, how to glean as much information as they can from the words.
There truly is a strategy for getting the most out of reading, and this classic book shows you how. It should be required reading for every high school student.
How to use the book
In my opinion, there are two main ways How to Read a Book could be used.
1. The parent can read the book and then teach the concepts directly to the students. With this method, the information can be taught to even young children, perhaps as young as 2nd or 3rd grade.
2. The student, probably in junior high or above, can read the book independently.
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