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Millennials: a rising generation of booklovers

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Death of reading? Not so fast. The millennial generation is more likely to read and use their local library than their parents.

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Reading Like a Historian: Overview

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via Teaching Channel

 

Grades 9-12, History, Curriculum

 

Reading Like A Historian curriculum is a unique and effective way to teach High School History. By turning students into history investigators, teachers help them develop critical thinking skills and increase student engagement.


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Reading Today Online > Flights of Fantasy Book Reviews

Reading Today Online > Flights of Fantasy Book Reviews | Great Books | Scoop.it

From fairy tales and myths, to dragons and dystopias, fantasy literature is a genre that has enjoyed a long history. It is often said readers must suspend disbelief to thoroughly enjoy fantasy but the best fantasy transports readers to worlds that seem real where animals can talk and trees can speak and supernatural powers are expected.

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A Culture of Reading Without Points, Prizes and Pizza Parties | Connected Principals

A Culture of Reading Without Points, Prizes and Pizza Parties | Connected Principals | Great Books | Scoop.it
Originally posted at the Wejr Board Blog. This is the second part of a series on motivation called Creating the Conditions. For part one on student dis...
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What is Close Reading?

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Doug Fisher defines close reading.

 

"Close reading is an instructional approach that requires readers to re-read a text several times and really develop a deep understanding of the content contained in the text. The purpose is to build the habits of readers as they engage with the complex texts and to build their stamina and skills for being able to do so independently. However, close reading doesn’t mean that you simply distribute a complex reading and then exhort them to read it again and again until they understand it. As part of a close reading, students "read with a pencil" and learn to annotate as they go. In addition, they are asked text-dependent questions that require that they produce evidence from the text as part of their responses."

 

 


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Book Retriever App Tracks Classroom and Home Libraries

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St. Louis-based Classroom Library Co., a six-month old educational distributor and publisher, is already finding a niche through its Book Retriever app launched last month.
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