Some studies have been released over the past few months finding that — in our minds — we “become” the characters about whom we read. I don’t think this is a big revelation to many of us who love reading, and prior to these studies I’ve written in my books and here in this blog about how I’ve used this tendency to reinforce “life skills” lessons through literacy activities with my students (also see The Best Sites For Finding Folktales To Teach “Life Lessons”).

I thought it might be useful to bring together a few posts I’ve written about the topic, along with articles from other publications.

Here are my choices for The Best Resources On Our “Becoming What We Read”:

Reading fiction ‘improves empathy’, study finds comes from The Guardian.

Why that book changed your life
is from The National Post.

Becoming What We Read

“Dr. King Was A Man Who Never Met A Stranger”

Feedback is welcome.

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