The Reading Blog

Interesting articles on the importance and benefits of children reading, as well as news and updates about my books

Big Shot: The Prequel, Episode 2

Big Shot: The Prequel, Episode 2
Ben decides to stick with practicing basketball in the off-season. During his shootarounds with William, he discovers a new kid at the park who might have a surprising impact on their upcoming season.

Big Shot: The Prequel, Episode 1

Big Shot: The Prequel, Episode 1. The first in a four-part interactive series leading up to the publication of Big Shot, by M. L. Shochet. Meet Ben Taylor, and vote on what he should do next! Ben will follow the winning choice in the poll in the next episode.

The 30 Million and 1 Million Word Gaps, and What They Mean for Us

The 30 Million and 1 Million Word Gap, and What They Mean for Us: A brief analysis of the studies which led to the finding of a 30 million and 1 million word gap between different groups, how much we should be concerned about this, and what we can do about it.

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About Me

Hi, I’m M. L. Shochet. Previously a English teacher trying to persuade my students to read the books from our curriculum, I now have the pleasure of writing books they actually enjoy. I have written two youth novels to date, and also blog about the importance of children reading. Have a story idea you’d like to share, a question or comment, or something you’d like me to address in the blog? Reach out and contact me using the form on the site! Please make sure to like the site on Facebook, and to subscribe in order to receive the newest updates in your inbox!

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