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Community Post: Can We Guess Your Personality Based On Your Taste In Books?

Community Post: Can We Guess Your Personality Based On Your Taste In Books? | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
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Girls like digital media while boys prefer print, finds study on reading habits - The Guardian

Girls like digital media while boys prefer print, finds study on reading habits - The Guardian | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
National Literacy Trust report also says girls continue to outpace boys in their enthusiasm for reading for pleasure
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25 Young Adult Books You'll Love No Matter How Old You Are

25 Young Adult Books You'll Love No Matter How Old You Are | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
It's World Book Day, and we're taking some time to celebrate the books that make us love, laugh, and cry. Young adult (YA) novels have never been more popular, and the best stories appeal to far more than the teenagers they're written for.
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Top 10 YA books to kick off 2015 - Centre for Youth Literature - ABC Splash - http://splash.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/1627366/top-10-ya-books-to-kick-off-2015?null

Top 10 YA books to kick off 2015 - Centre for Youth Literature - ABC Splash - http://splash.abc.net.au/newsandarticles/blog/-/b/1627366/top-10-ya-books-to-kick-off-2015?null | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
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The eight best young adult books – and why grownups should read them, too

The eight best young adult books – and why grownups should read them, too | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
YA fiction has become a fixture at the top of the bestseller lists. Children’s literature expert Daniel Hahn recommends eight novels that adults also should read
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Stella prize 2015 shortlist: three debut fiction authors nominated - The Guardian (blog)

Stella prize 2015 shortlist: three debut fiction authors nominated - The Guardian (blog) | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
Maxine Beneba Clarke, Emily Bitto and Ellen Van Neerven named on six-strong list for Australia’s leading literary award for women writers
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A Hunger for Dystopia: Critical Thinking on the Journey to Self-Discovery

A Hunger for Dystopia: Critical Thinking on the Journey to Self-Discovery | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
Contemporary dystopian fiction, including The Handmaid's Tale and The Hunger Games, offers young people a mirror for their society's fears, flaws, shortcomings, and injustices.
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34 Of The Most Magical Sentences In The "Harry Potter" Books

34 Of The Most Magical Sentences In The "Harry Potter" Books | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
"Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic."
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The Science of Storytelling Visually Explained

The Science of Storytelling Visually Explained | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
November 1, 2014
I have recently come across this beautiful visual entitled " The Science of Storytelling" and was really taken aback by some of the stats it included. These stats come in the context...
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5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book

5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
Research shows that children want assistance with finding a reading book. While your students search the stacks, here's some helpful tips for teachers.
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The rise of climate fiction: When literature takes on global warming and ... - Salon

The rise of climate fiction: When literature takes on global warming and ... - Salon | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
"The more you pay attention, the more horrifying the world is," says writer Paolo Bacigalupi
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Blog: Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2014 Shortlist · Readings.com.au

Blog: Prime Minister's Literary Awards 2014 Shortlist · Readings.com.au | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
Readings &emdash; independent Australian retailers and online merchants of fine books, music and film.
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What is Literature for? - YouTube#t=14

What is Literature for? - YouTube#t=14 | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
Why should we spend our time reading novels and poems when, out there, big things are going on? SUBSCRIBE to our channel for new films every week:http://tiny...
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Why Reading Comprehension in the Content Areas is so Important | Edudemic

Why Reading Comprehension in the Content Areas is so Important | Edudemic | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
Reading comprehension instruction includes strategies for tackling skills, like vocabulary, identification of main ideas & comparisons within/between texts.
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Short List 2015 - CBCA

Short List 2015 - CBCA | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
Offers support to authors and illustrators, annual awards, and events. Includes calendar of events, tips on getting published, and a quarterly journal.
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MRI shows association between reading to young children and brain activity - Science Daily

MRI shows association between reading to young children and brain activity - Science Daily | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
There is evidence that reading to young children is in fact associated with differences in brain activity supporting early reading skills.
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Girls, boys, and reading - Brookings Institution

Girls, boys, and reading - Brookings Institution | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
In part one of the 2015 Brown Center on American Education, Tom Loveless examines the gap in reading ability between boys and girls, in the U.S. and abroad.
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Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
Research suggests that recall of plot after using an e-reader is poorer than with traditional books
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Terry Pratchett, Prolific Fantasy Author, Dies At 66

Terry Pratchett, Prolific Fantasy Author, Dies At 66 | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
The Discworld series author had for years struggled with a rare form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Pratchett amassed a devoted following over four decades of writing — and dozens of novels.
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YA dystopias teach children to submit to the free market, not fight authority

YA dystopias teach children to submit to the free market, not fight authority | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
Ewan Morrison: The Hunger Games, The Giver and Divergent all depict rebellions against the state, and promote a tacit right-wing libertarianism
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Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. - Washington Post

Why digital natives prefer reading in print. Yes, you read that right. - Washington Post | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
Textbook makers, bookstore owners and college student surveys all find a preference for old-fashioned print.
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10 Tips for Close Reading Success

10 Tips for Close Reading Success | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
October 28, 2014
Reading well requires much more than just decoding textual input, it is rather a process of making meaning of text using a wide range of critical and intellectual skills and drawing...
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Production Begins on The 5th Wave, Starring Chloe Grace Moretz - ComingSoon.net

Reality TV World Production Begins on The 5th Wave, Starring Chloe Grace Moretz ComingSoon.net The 5th Wave is a phenomenon in young adult literature, with 21 weeks on The New York Times Best Sellers list, nearly 300,000 hardcover units sold, and...
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Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker

Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers. Hundreds of them. While the backgrounds of the writers varied, a theme began to emerge: the more reading moved online, the less students seemed to understand. There were the architects who wrote to her about students who relied so heavily on ready digital information that they were unpre
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From the archives: past Man Booker Prize winners - Telegraph

From the archives: past Man Booker Prize winners  - Telegraph | CGS Around Reading | Scoop.it
Take a look back at the Telegraph's views on previous winners of The Man Booker Prize

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