What Do Researchers Say About Reading?Volume of reading is linked to attaining higher-order literacy proficiencies (Allington, 2012; Brozo et all, 2008; Cipielewski & Stanovich, 1992)."Learning to read can be compared to learning to play the piano, tennis, or baseball. To become good at anything, a person needs three things: (1) instruction, (2) practice on the skills, and (3) practice the whole thing." (P. Cunningham and R. Allington, 2003)"Students who were read aloud to on a regular basis scored higher on test of word usage, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Their attitudes towards reading were more positive as well." (Martinez, 1989).