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12 Crazy Reasons Why Books Have Been Banned

12 Crazy Reasons Why Books Have Been Banned | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
These are ACTUAL complaints that have been filed against these books in an effort to have them banned.
1. “Encourages children to break dishes so they won’t have to dry them.”
2. Children shouldn’t be...
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Anne Frank's diary: the honest teen voice preserving Jewish wartime life

Anne Frank's diary: the honest teen voice preserving Jewish wartime life | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
As part of our Amnesty teen takeover week, site member TheOxygenJunkie shares why Anne Frank's wartime diary remains a crucial document for the Jewish identity – as well as an honest depiction of the average teenager
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Shakespeare Altered: Imagining other looks for the Bard | Book Patrol

Shakespeare Altered: Imagining other looks for the Bard | Book Patrol | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
The wonderful site Érase una vez compiles a bunch of images featuring some of the "most picturesque, comic, absurd or ironic" images of the Bard.
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Can we read with our ears? - Innovate My School

Can we read with our ears? - Innovate My School | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
Different students have different ways of learning, and this is absolutely true for literacy. Jules Daulby, whose wheelhouse includes SEN and English teaching, discusses how a certain amount of pupils are best learning with their ears...
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Bet You Don't Know The Answer: Why Do Books Smell? - Edudemic

Bet You Don't Know The Answer: Why Do Books Smell? - Edudemic | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
Physical book vs. e-book. Both have their pluses and minuses, and while many readers are moving to e-books for the ease and convenience of not having to lug around a bunch of physical books, those piles of paper pages really still have a following. In fact, 65% of people who say they prefer physical books …
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This Week’s Cover: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ could be this summer’s must-see romance | EW.com

This Week’s Cover: ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ could be this summer’s must-see romance | EW.com | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
Forget — for just a moment — about summer’s spandex-clad superheroes and cities being destroyed by robots and monsters. The Fault in Our Stars, out...
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Read 15 Amazing Works Of Fiction In Less Than 30 Minutes

Read 15 Amazing Works Of Fiction In Less Than 30 Minutes | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
Twitter fiction and six-word stories have permeated the literary world, but the concept of telling very short tales isn't exactly new. H.P. Lovecraft and Lydia Davis have both penned what has come to be known as flash fiction -- brief stories with no...
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7 Ways Books Can Change Your Life

7 Ways Books Can Change Your Life | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
There are also many books that have helped me articulate my own emotions or thoughts, helped me find a voice. If it weren't for the books I've read, I'd be a very different man today...I'd even argue I'd be less of a man....
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Why there's no shame in being an adult who reads young-adult fiction

Why there's no shame in being an adult who reads young-adult fiction | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
So you're an adult and you liked reading A Fault In Our Stars; that's nothing to be embarrassed about
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Reading with Pictures: Serious Learning Through Comics

Reading with Pictures: Serious Learning Through Comics | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
I'm eight years old, reading the latest issues from Detective Comics. As much as I admire the pictures, I'm paying particular attention to the writing. I'm motivated to truly understand what's happen
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What’s So Scary About Smart Girls?

What’s So Scary About Smart Girls? | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
The greatest threat to extremism isn’t an army. It’s girls reading books. Want to stick it to Boko Haram? Help educate a girl.
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The real threat - girls reading books!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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What Types of E-Books Are Best for Young Readers?

What Types of E-Books Are Best for Young Readers? | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
Could e-books actually get in the way of reading? In a study looking at students’ use of e-books created with Apple’s iBooks Author software, the Schugars discovered that the young readers often skipped over the text altogether, engaging instead with the books’ interactive visual features.
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Reading in the mobile Era | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Reading in the mobile Era | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
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15 Mysteries/Thrillers That Will Blow Your Mind

15 Mysteries/Thrillers That Will Blow Your Mind | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
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Gone Girl mania might have taken readers by storm, but there's a world of thriller and mystery books to explore while awaiting Nick and Amy's cinematic debut. Amazon has compiled a list of 100 mysteries and thriller...
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7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Edgar Allan Poe

7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Edgar Allan Poe | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
He once went by "Littleton Barry," and his brother was a poet....
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Ursa Minor: Summer Reading Challenge Constellation 9 - YouTube

Kids have unlocked the ninth reading milestone of the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Watch as NASA Astronaut Leland Melvin shares fun facts about Ursa ...
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Ebooks v paper - FT.com

Ebooks v paper - FT.com | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it

Yet research has already told us a lot about how we read now. First and foremost, it emphasises that even using paper, there are many different approaches. Most of us probably have a settled style: you might be a skimmer, a skipper, a front-to-back completist, a keeper of the pristine page or an obsessive writer of marginalia. Whatever the case, our habits have probably been created largely as combination of childhood experience and how the medium we read in is nudging us.


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Ebooks versus papel.

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Definitely worth reading this article. I have heard many teachers proclaim that reading a "book" is more beneficial than an ereader, etc. I have not necessarily bekieved what they say, but the evidence is just not there yet, however it is beginning to come and my own anecdotal evidence seems to resonate with what is being stated here. 

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3 Digital Reading Challenges for Summer

3 Digital Reading Challenges for Summer | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
To better understand students' relationship with digital reading, consider these three summer challenges for yourself: academic reading via browser, PDF, and eBook.
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Book Club: The Fault In Our Stars

Book Club: The Fault In Our Stars | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
Welcome to the discussion page for The Fault in Our Stars! Scroll down to meet the editors, read blogs, and discuss the book with other readers in the comments.
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17 Bookstores That Will Literally Change Your Life

17 Bookstores That Will Literally Change Your Life | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
And all you have to do is visit them!
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8 Modern YA Novels to Pair With Classroom Classics

8 Modern YA Novels to Pair With Classroom Classics | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
The school year is winding down, which means that teens (young people of any age, really) can finally give the classics a rest and dive instead into the young adult novels that really reflect what it's like to grow up today....
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A Critic’s Survey of Summer Books

A Critic’s Survey of Summer Books | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
From thrillers to a baseball memoir to a novel about being impersonated online, an array of summer page turners awaits.
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Avoiding the Summer Slide in Reading and Writing

Avoiding the Summer Slide in Reading and Writing | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
As an eighth-grade teacher, I constantly hear from high school teachers how "we" don't teach certain topics in middle school. The students, they claim, don't know how to write a thesis statement or d
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For Young Readers, Print or Digital Books?

For Young Readers, Print or Digital Books? | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
Thinkstock Print or digital? Adults grapple with which is the best way to read -- not only for themselves, but especially when it comes to their kids. Wh
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Why Don’t Teens Read For Pleasure Like They Used To?

Why Don’t Teens Read For Pleasure Like They Used To? | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
A survey of data shows a marked drop in teenagers reading for pleasure. Researchers are trying to figure out whether the explosion of e-reading and digital diversions is behind the decline.
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5 Ingredients for A Good Reading Experience

5 Ingredients for A Good Reading Experience | Reading Challenge | Scoop.it
When it comes to reading, it’s so much more than words on pages, it’s all about setting the scene!
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