Did You Know?
Reading builds empathy
When we put ourselves in the shoes of the characters and experience their story from their perspective, we gain a deeper sense of empathy that allows us to understand the people and situations in our own lives.
Literature encourages wisdom
From Children's Literature to Classic Literature, the study of narratives and their backgrounds encourage wisdom and creativity in readers of any age. It also promotes knowledge of history and culture, allowing for a high level of awareness when it comes to complexities of the present and future.
Writing develops argumentative skills
Mastery of writing develops and promotes one's ability to present information, create a position, and maintain credibility within various situations, due to the amount of critical thinking necessary in accomplishing a written piece.
Literacy skills grow good decision making skills
Those who are well learned in the literary arts are able to make connections quickly, using shrewd cause and effect thinking and, therefore, are proven to be adept decision makers.
Why Read & write?
From a young age, we constantly listen the sounds of others around us--listening and learning--until we grasp the ability to communicate for ourselves. Reading and writing are extensions of this natural inclination.
Several studies have proven that knowing how to read and write well is the backbone of critical thinking, decision making, and creative strategy. Students will need to read and write in any class, from biology to history, in order to grasp new knowledge and cultivate wisdom from experience. These skills later translate into several areas of adulthood.
While the genres of reading and writing vary, the fundamental skills transfer and apply to each. This is why Page Turners Academy promotes a healthy understanding of the benefits of literature and language arts education. What may appear to be the reading of simple stories from the voices of ancient Greece, or poems from Industrial Revolution America, in reality, we are absorbing history, developing empathy, and learning the ebb and flow of the human condition over time. We are both learning the rules and structures of written form, and at the same time figuring out how to break those rules in a meaningful, effective way.
Reading and writing facilitate giving inward thought an outward form. This, then, will translate into skills of perception, ability to influence with words, and wield creative technique. When we learn to write, we learn how to think. Together, reading and writing is a dance between partners. One cannot move forward without the other.
Therefore, Page Turners Academy embraces the belief that all students are capable of such skills. Whether students are interested in essays or poetry, short stories or novels, Page Turners provides a fun and imaginative atmosphere for them to dive deeper into the literary world and expand such skills.