What are the Academic Benefits of Reading Literature Books for Children and Teenagers?

Did you ever wonder why school administrators are focused on developing the reading habits of children and young adults?   Reading literary work is a part of every educational curriculum to help promote children’s reading abilities.  Literature is vital in the academic progress of every child as it helps in preparing and exposing the child for a brighter and better life ahead.

Reading Literature Offers Academic Benefits

During early childhood years, the focus of the academic curriculum is to stress the importance of reading.  At this age, young children and teenagers are struggling with their reading comprehension.  It is also the stage where one is starting to become familiar with the meanings of words and the usual word patterns.  In addition, it prepares the children to excel later in academics by introducing to them the various types of literary devices that are so important in writing.

Developing reading skills at this age is vital for the success of every child and young adult.  At this point in time, students are exposed to basic and foundation subjects like math, science and history.  Thus, there is a need to read high quality literature works to develop and enhance the students reading abilities.

If the students are exposed to great literature works, they can have a wide range of vocabulary that could help them in their future career.  Thus, school administrators are making an extensive curriculum program to develop the children’s reading comprehension.  In fact, there are even some curriculum where it is specifically designed to create a more fun and interesting learning environment for children and young adults by including games as part of the teaching program.

As an example, to enhance the vocabulary of the children, teachers are using word games like Scrabble and Words with Friends to make the class more lively and entertaining.  Teacher’s uses tools like Scrabble Word Finder and Words with Friends Help to make their lesson plans more fun yet mentally challenging particularly for these age levels.  Educators learned that they have to cater their curriculum to the advancement of technology and on their students needs.

Moreover, exposure to vast literary works will also help young students to be knowledgeable and expert in technical writing which will help them as they continue their studies.  Knowledge of proper use of English Grammar, development of the reading and comprehension skills, understanding the use of APA or MLA Citation among many others are the result of having a good exposure in reading.

Since school reading is a part of the school’s curriculum. Teacher must be alert in finding signs of boredom or frustration among the children.  Using these techniques and strategies can help supplement the required literature reading that caters the children and young adult’s interest and levels.  Doing these things will help them to embrace reading and achieve their highest academic potential.

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Quixen Contar a Guerra Tirandolle Glamour Facer da Violencia Algo Vulgar

The statement Quixen Contar a Guerra Tirandolle Glamour Facer da Violencia Algo Vulgar was mentioned by Anxo Miguel Murado in his Tertulias Literarias for Bibliotica Central Rialeda.



Anxo Murado was sent by United Nations as a representative to live in Palestine for five years.  In  this years, he saw all sorts of drama and humorous life stories of Palestinian people.  He shares his personal experiences in Palestine including the tragic, funny and war stories.

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Un Epistolario de Ramon Pineiro

Un Epistolario de Ramon Pineiro was written by Francisco Fernandez del Riego.  It is a selection of letters in a long chronological sequence when Ramon Pinero assigned the author Francisco Fernandez del Riego, his partner and friend, in the task of reconstructing the cultural and political aspects of Galicia.  The letter was drafted from 1948 to 1970 when Peneiro was in jail.

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Historia da Chuvia que cae Todos os Dias

Historia da Chuvia que cae Todos os Dias or History of the Rain that falls Every Day is a theater literary edition written by Roberto Salgueiro and published by Galicia Edicions Xerais.  This work won the Alvaro Award for Cunqueiro Teatrais in 2007.  This work is all about the issues of emigration and tackles its brief history.

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Manuel Lourenzo Resucita Aos Macbeth

Manuel Lourenzo Resucita Aos Macbeth means Manuel Lorenzo revives MacbethMacbeth is a famous theater show written by great author William ShakespeareManuel Lorenzo translated and directed this theater drama in Circus Theater during the Abrente Theater Festival.





The first translation of Macbeth play in Galician was on 1920 during the time of Anton Vilar Ponte, the second translation was done by F. Perez Barreiro in 1972 and three years later, Manuel Lorenzo translated and staged Macbeth in 1975.

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Manuel Lourenzo


Manuel Lourenzo or also known as Manuel Maria Lorenzo Lorenzo was born on the 15th of April 1943.  He is a well-respected Galician translator, lecturer, theater director, playwright and actor.  He also initiated various activities in theater.




He earned a degree in teaching and he became active in theater world.  He founded the Group Theatre Circus which is a milestone in the history of Galician theater.

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Jairo Dorado a Traducion Literaria e un Compromiso Coas Linguas Coa Cultura e Coa Sociedade

Jairo Dorado a Traducion Literaria e un Compromiso Coas Linguas Coa Cultura e Coa Sociedade means Jairo Dorado to literary translation and engagement with language in culture and society.


Jairo Dorado Cadilla was a well known translator who works on various books including Unha TUmba Para Boris Davidovich written by Danilo Kris, Gotze Meyer by David Albahari, O Tradutor Cleptomano by Dezso Kosztolanvi, A Ponte Sobre o Drina by Andric Ivo, and Coma se Non Existise by Slavenka Drakulic.

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Marcos Valcarcel

Marcos Valcarcel was born on the 3rd of March 1958 in SC and died on 5th of December 2010 in the same place.  He was a well celebrated Galician writer, journalist and historian.    He came from a family of jewelers in Ourense City and earned a degree in History from the University of Santiago de Compostela.


His specialization is the contemporary History of Galicia particularly in the first years of the twentieth century.  He also became one of the responsible for the formation of the Galician nationalism.

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Celso Emilio Ferreiro

Celso Emilio Ferreiro was born on the 6th of January 1912 at Celabova, Ourense Galicia and died on 31st of August 1979 at Vigo, Galicia.  He was a Spanish and Galician poet.  He focused on social poetry in Galicia.

His work called Long Night of Stone was considered as the key book who was able to expound the contemporary Galician literature and was used as a mandatory reference for several generations of authors and readers.  The 1989 Galician Literature Day was celebrated on his honor.

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Francisco Sampedro Ojeda

Francisco Sampedro Ojeda or also known as Francisco Antonio Sampedro Ojeda was born in 1956 at A Coruna.   He earned Doctor of Philosophy at University of Santiago de Compostela and became a professor of Education Media.  He was an author of hundreds of press articles and publications about literary criticism, sociology and philosophy.

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