Literacy Advocate Neil Druker Reveals Five Strategies for Boosting Reading Skills

May 14, 2013

According to Neil Druker, there are a few factors that can boost the likelihood of a child developing into a good reader.

Boston, Massachusetts (PRWEB) May 14, 2013

All children are different, and there is no guaranteed way to transform a young kid into an excellent reader–but according to long-time literacy advocate Neil Druker, there are several factors that boost the likelihood of a kid turning into a good reader. Druker is not the only one who thinks so. He points to a recent article from The Des Moines Register, which argues along similar lines, saying that “a handful of factors can greatly increase the likelihood a child will be able to read fluently by the end of third grade.” Druker has responded to the article in a new statement to the press.

“The article is correct in saying that there is no ℠silver bullet´ when it comes to education, and that as they learn to read, kids all have different needs and different levels of instinct,” Druker comments, in his press statement. “With that said, parents and educators can work together to cultivate an environment in which the basic skills of literacy are promoted.”

The first thing every child needs is a “good start,” the article contends. By providing newborns with gifts of books, and by taking them to story hours and public readings from a very early date, parents can ensure that their children are surrounded by basic reading skills from the very start of their lives.

Putting kids into a quality preschool, one that emphasizes reading, is also important, the article continues. Says Druker, “If you want your child to be a solid reader by third grade, you cannot start the literacy process in second grade. It´s crucial to lay a foundation much earlier than that.”

The article continues by underscoring the importance of effective instruction–including separate lessons for reading skills, for phonics, for writing, and for spelling. Reading is fundamental, and as such should be a “non-negotiable” in every classroom setting, the article argues.

The efforts of non-profit groups and literacy volunteers are also applauded.

The fifth and final factor listed in the article is early intervention. The sooner parents and educators spot troubled readers and try to help them, the better off that child will be, the article concludes.

“It may not be possible to guarantee that a child will blossom into a stellar reader, but there are some basic habits we can all seek to encourage and to applaud as we strive for literacy among all of our kids,” concludes Druker.

Neil Druker is both a successful businessman and a passionate spokesman for literacy; he has led literacy classes and workshops throughout his adult life.


Neil Druker is an entrepreneur who lives in Boston, Massachusetts. He is actively involved with community issues and is an advocate for animal rights and encouraging the arts. In addition to these causes, Neil Druker is a strong and outspoken advocate for literacy. Over the years, Druker has devoted a great deal of his time and energy to helping others learn to read and write, to getting kids passionate about reading, and to promoting literacy within communities more broadly.

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