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Does the Common Core Leave Room for Creative Writing? > Eye On Education

Does the Common Core Leave Room for Creative Writing? > Eye On Education | Importance of reading fiction | Scoop.it
The following blog post is part of a blog series called "Comments on the Common Core," written by Eye On Education's Senior Editor, Lauren Davi...
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Book News: Defending Fiction, Tweeting Poetry

Book News: Defending Fiction, Tweeting Poetry | Importance of reading fiction | Scoop.it
“Once we realize that language is acquired by imitation—it becomes obvious that language comes from without, not from within.” In a letter he wrote in 1903, Alexander Graham Bell asserts that language is learned by exposure, and that we...
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Teacher's Guide Series: Film Editing | Welcome

Teacher's Guide Series: Film Editing | Welcome | Importance of reading fiction | Scoop.it
Young Minds Inspired, in cooperation with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, presents this series of study guides that focus on different branches of the Academy.
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The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction

The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction | Importance of reading fiction | Scoop.it
Stories stimulate the brain. Metaphors like “He had leathery hands” rouse the sensory cortex.
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Interesting part about how the brain reacts when reading action stories. I wonder if this is one reason boys don't read. 

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