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An Educator's Reading List of Contemporary Literature, Literacy, and Reading Issues. Visit us at http://www.GoogleLitTrips.org
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Harper Lee agrees to ebook version of To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee agrees to ebook version of To Kill a Mockingbird | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
Author announces on her 88th birthday that novel will be released as ebook and downloadable audiobook on 8 July
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28 April 2014

 

With thanks to Rebecca Fortelka, one of my all time favorite former students, here's great news for fans of To Kill a Mockingbird.

 

At 88, Harper Lee is going digital; as have "digital holdouts from JK Rowling to Ray Bradbury changing their minds over the past few years..."

 

Can you read the writing on the tablet? 

 

I've long advocated for the preferred medium of accessing great literature should be determined by the reader. 

 

Let's hear it for one of the greats making it possible for the reader to access her beautiful masterpiece in their preferred medium!

 

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Dyslexia: E-readers 'more effective'

Dyslexia: E-readers 'more effective' | Google Lit Trips: Reading About Reading | Scoop.it
Short lines of text increase reading speed and comprehension in some readers with dyslexia, research suggests.
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The bottom line re: paper vs. digital reading for educators?

 

Our preferences are irrelevant. Our students' preferences and needs are supremely relevant.

 

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Artur Zygmunt's curator insight, November 4, 2013 12:37 PM

Nic w tym dziwnego. Guru copywritingu już dawno temu zbadali, że tekst w wąskiej kolumnie jest znacznie czytelniejszy niż w szerokiej (przy okazji jest bardziej motywujący do czytania, bo sprawia wrażenie krótszego).
Do tego dochodzi wielkość czcionki, odpowiedni kontrast między tłem a czcionką oraz częstsze podziały na akapity.

Formatowanie typowej książki może i pomaga utrzymaś koszty druku w ryzach, ale na pewno nie sprzyja czytelnictwu.

Dobrze, że wychodzimy z ery książek drukowanych. Czytanie na e-czytnikach może być znacznie szybsze, gdy połączy się dobre praktyki copywritingu z technikami szybkiego czytania.