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How to Draw a Moose video with Oliver Jeffers

THIS MOOSE BELONGS TO ME is on sale now! Award-winning author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers demonstrates how to draw the titular character from his new pict...
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Educational Leadership:Reading: The Core Skill:Every Child, Every Day

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Cybils: The 2013 Finalists

Cybils: The 2013 Finalists | Books and Reading | Scoop.it
Happy Cybils New Year! Really, when all the confetti is swept up, the champagne bottles put in recycling, and your hangover nursed back to a semblance of sobriety, what else is there? Us, that's what!
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Flowchart: Which YA Novel Is Right for You?

Flowchart: Which YA Novel Is Right for You? | Books and Reading | Scoop.it
Werewolves, bullying, or global warming? Let's find out!
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JK Rowling to Write New Film Series Set in the World of Harry Potter

JK Rowling to Write New Film Series Set in the World of Harry Potter | Books and Reading | Scoop.it
!!! I'm so excited!!!
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Philip Pullman: 'Loosening the chains of the imagination'

Philip Pullman: 'Loosening the chains of the imagination' | Books and Reading | Scoop.it
The author, whose His Dark Materials trilogy alone has been translated into 40 languages and sold millions, talks to Jon Henley about what children look for in stories
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Chris Hadfield - An Astronaut's Guide to Life

Chris Hadfield - An Astronaut's Guide to Life | Books and Reading | Scoop.it
Our favourite astronaut has a book coming out! »Rachael«
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A Guide to YA Novels with LGBTQ Characters | The Hub

A Guide to YA Novels with LGBTQ Characters | The Hub | Books and Reading | Scoop.it
A good place to start. »Rachael«
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Jane Austen to appear on £10 note

Jane Austen to appear on £10 note | Books and Reading | Scoop.it
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman in possession of good writing skills must be on the £10 note. »Rachael«
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The Cuckoo’s Calling, by 'Robert Galbraith': JK Rowling's secret bestseller

The Cuckoo’s Calling, by 'Robert Galbraith': JK Rowling's secret bestseller | Books and Reading | Scoop.it
JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books, secretly penned a crime novel which became a rave-review bestseller without readers realising she had written it.
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14 Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen

14 Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen | Books and Reading | Scoop.it
Because 99% of the time, the books are better than the movies. Some of these film adaptations, though, look really promising.
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Teenage Tweetland

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Here's how YA publishers and authors reach their fans: online and on their smartphones.
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Towards a Better Independent Reading Program by Christine McCartney

Towards a Better Independent Reading Program by Christine McCartney | Books and Reading | Scoop.it
  It had honestly never occurred to me. “You mean they actually stare blankly at a page in a book and periodically flip the page to stare at another?  They would do that. . .even with a self-s...
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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Books and Reading | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages

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Cyd Madsen's curator insight, May 16, 2013 12:57 AM

Hmmmmm.......

Lou Salza's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:53 AM

I have been using text to speech almost exclusively for reading articles on the web, newspapers, and courese reading for a course in Leadership I am taking at Case Western Reserve University. I love the e-readers ( Read and Write Gold; Kindle, and Audio books)  because I can jack up the speed and read with my ears as fast as non dyslexics who are fluent readers read with their eyes. We need to understand the 'cost' of eye reading to dyslexic students even when they "graduate" from OG or Wilson: the burden of phonological processing is too high in terms of fatigue. If we don't make the technology more available and acceptable in schools we will deny intelligent students with print challenges the opportunity to study in college, graduate or professional schools. 

I still read paper books.  Right now I am reading  A light in August by Faulkner. It is on my night stand and it is a wonderful if slow experience for me. For some, print will never 'fall away' and allow for effortless decoding and pholonological recoding.--Lou  

 

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"Understanding how reading on paper is different from reading on screens requires some explanation of how the brain interprets written language. We often think of reading as a cerebral activity concerned with the abstract—with thoughts and ideas, tone and themes, metaphors and motifs. As far as our brains are concerned, however, text is a tangible part of the physical world we inhabit. In fact, the brain essentially regards letters as physical objects because it does not really have another way of understanding them. As Wolf explains in her book Proust and the Squid, we are not born with brain circuits dedicated to reading. After all, we did not invent writing until relatively recently in our evolutionary history, around the fourth millennium B.C. So the human brain improvises a brand-new circuit for reading by weaving together various regions of neural tissue devoted to other abilities, such as spoken language, motor coordination and vision..."

AnnC's curator insight, May 22, 2013 7:57 PM

Check out the debate.

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Pin by ASCD on Best Pins of 2013 | Pinterest

Pin by ASCD on Best Pins of 2013 | Pinterest | Books and Reading | Scoop.it
Richard Allington and Rachael E. Gabriel, “Every Child Every Day,”
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Reading a novel triggers lasting changes in the brain

Reading a novel triggers lasting changes in the brain | Books and Reading | Scoop.it
If you have ever felt that reading a novel transforms your mind, you are in agreement with neuroscientists from Emory University, who show that reading a book changes the brain.
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Becky Smith Claxton's curator insight, February 15, 9:37 AM

Interesting ideas here.

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This Map Shows The Most Famous Book Set In Every State

This Map Shows The Most Famous Book Set In Every State | Books and Reading | Scoop.it
Local literature can be a surprising source of home state pride, no matter where you’re from. We found the most famous book set in each state. H...
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Recaptains: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

Recaptains: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater | Books and Reading | Scoop.it
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Maggie Stiefvater recaptions The Raven Boys.  It is awesome.  And funny. And awesome, as you would expect forom Maggie.

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12 Books to buy just for the cover

12 Books to buy just for the cover | Books and Reading | Scoop.it
I am lusting after those Jane Austens!
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The first step is admitting it, the second one is to keep reading…

Bookaholics? Us?
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It's Frustratingly Rare to Find a Novel About Women That's Not About Love

It's Frustratingly Rare to Find a Novel About Women That's Not About Love | Books and Reading | Scoop.it
interesting point »Rachael«
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What Are Grown-Ups Afraid of in YA Books?

What Are Grown-Ups Afraid of in YA Books? | Books and Reading | Scoop.it
Some readers scare me ... »Rach«
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Becky Smith Claxton's curator insight, July 19, 2013 12:29 PM

Adults are scared to face the reality of today's teens. These authors are not salacious. Life for teens today is different than it was for their parents years ago. It is still about growing up, facing reality and testing one's self..

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Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge

Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge | Books and Reading | Scoop.it
All the books mentioned by Rory in Gilmore Girls!
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Novels for young adults are reaching more (adult) readers - KansasCity.com

Novels for young adults are reaching more (adult) readers - KansasCity.com | Books and Reading | Scoop.it
When so many adult fiction offerings read like variations on a theme of emotional impotence, is it any wonder readers are turning to young-adult novels for spellbinding stories and authentic connection?
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A Manifesto for Children’s Literature; or, Reading Harold as a Teenager

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How to Draw a Moose video with Oliver Jeffers

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