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How chess improves reading skills in children

How chess improves reading skills in children

Annabelle
Apr 9, 2017, 5:29 AM 0

 

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 We all know all the benefits of chess, but maybe again good to look at how chess is helping to improve reading too. It's not always as simple as that to explain how chess exactly helps in reading, I personally think it's a range of things altogether that impact on reading. 

In an oft-cited 1991 study, Dr. Stuart Margulies studied the reading performance of 53 elementary school students who participated in a chess program and evaluated them compared to non-chess-playing students in the district and around the country. He found definitive results that playing chess caused increased performance in reading. In a district where the average students tested below the national average, kids from the district who played the game tested above it. Here is the PDF link with report.

http://files.givewell.org/files/Analysis/margulies.pdf

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