Lorraine Drougas Equips the Youth with Tool to Enhance Reading Skills

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Educational book introduces children to the world of reading through phonetics

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Starter Stories For The Very Young Reader is a helpful tool that can aid children in enhancing their reading skills. Created by author Lorraine Drougas, this book reveals short stories, which are intended to make learning creative, imaginative and fun. Drougas’ experience for over two decades in teaching public schools has led her to a keen and in depth understanding of how children learn. Hence it has allowed her to determine which educational materials suit them best.

Based on the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) findings, out of the 10 million children with reading difficulties, 10 to 15 percent eventually drop out of high school. Also, surveys of adolescents and young adults with criminal records show that about half of this population has reading difficulties. This information suggests the critical importance of inculcating a positive reading and comprehension skills foundation for children. Starter Stories for The Very Young Reader is an educational material that aids the next generation in bouncing back from this devastating and problematic literacy issue.

Although author Lorraine Drougas believes that children should not be forced into reading at too early an age, she also acknowledges that for those who exhibit an extreme inclination to reading, her book is a suitable selection. An introduction to a new learning experience, Starter Stories For The Very Young Reader enhances the cognitive growth and development of young minds.

This book will be featured at the 2012 Beijing Book Fair in Beijing, China, on August 29-September 2, 2012.

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About the Author
Lorraine Drougas taught in the Portland Public Schools for 25 years. Twenty of these years were spent in kindergarten and first grade. She believed then and still does that every child can learn to read and totally enjoy it. She knows that every child has a gift and that gift is often a means to the kind of teaching the child requires. Ms. Drougas had had articles on education published in national magazines. She lives in Portland, Oregon and has four grown daughters and 11 grandchildren.

Starter Stories For The Very Young Reader * by Lorraine Drougas
Publication Date: March 29, 2012
Picture Book; $21.99; 36 pages; 978-1-4653-7670-1
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 36 pages; 978-1-4653-7671-8

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