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1. Do you have a certain place at home for reading? 2. Bookmark or random piece of paper? 3. Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop after a chapter...
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Really? You're Not in a Book Club? - New York Times

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Really? You're Not in a Book Club? New York Times You can find book clubs that appeal to gender- and sexual-preference constituencies (“The Queer Lady and Lesbian Book Club”); African-Americans (“Sassy Sistahs Book Club”); the young (“The Stamford...
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Effective Literacy Practices - Making It Easy to Learn

Teachers build on a child's strengths to create situations where the child will experience success in early literacy learning.
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Effective Literacy Practices - Selecting Texts That Are Just Right

Selecting books that are just right for young readers and the critical role of the book introduction.
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Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits

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More than eight in ten Americans ages 16-29 read a book in the past year, and six in ten used their local public library. Many say they are reading more in the era of digital content, especially on their mobile phones and on computers.

This report by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project examines how readers (age 16 - 29) "encounter and consumer books in different formats." There are many findings in this report and three are listed below (quoted):

* 83% of American between the ages of 16 and 29 read a book in the past year. Some 75% read a print book, 19% read an e-book, and 11% listened to an audio book.

* Many of these young readers do not know they can borrow an e-book from a library, and a majority of them express the wish they could do so on pre-loaded e-readers.

* High schoolers (age 16 -17) are especially reliant on their library for their reading and research needs...College age-adults (ages 18 - 24) show interesting shifts in their reading habits compared with high schoolers. They have the highest overall reading rate of any age group...Adults in their late twenties (ages 25 - 29) exhibit different patterns when compared with younger age groups.

Many more facts on reading habits, how e-content affects reading habits, and other areas related to reading are also covered.


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How and Why We Read: Crash Course English Literature #1

In which John Green kicks off the Crash Course Literature mini series with a reasonable set of questions. Why do we read? What's the point of reading critica...

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Shona Whyte's curator insight, October 10, 2013 1:46 AM

Nice justification of literature, liberal arts, pitched beautifully for anglophone teens, but just about right for undergrad second language speakers, IMO.

Eion_D's curator insight, March 30, 2014 6:44 AM

Hopefully more engaging than the last post, John Green has created a series of Crash Course videos based around Literature. This is the first, it links in to our discussions about thinking critically, and why it's so important to be able to delve deeper. Finding meaning, creating an analysis of a text shouldn’t be a nightmare; it should give you the opportunity to view the world differently. So with that in mind, and having watched the video, I want you to sit down and have a think about the text Romeo & Juliet, before answering these two questions:

            Using the comments section, create for me, a list of the things you have learnt from the play. It's pretty simple, just a list of information, literary concepts, feelings or understandings you have gained from reading the play. Why? Because reflecting on what we've learnt from a text will help us move forward in understanding ourselves and how we can communicate those changes with others. By doing it together, with everyone's input, we can create a storyboard of our learned experiences as a group.

            Pick a character from the play (this exercise may help, if you're struggling to build the above list). Choose the character you thought you would most hate. Tell me why you thought they would be loathsome. And then as clearly and concisely as you can, explain why you were surprised that you didn't hate them at all. What experiences changed your mind? Were they persuasive speakers? Did their actions redeem themselves in your eyes? What emotion, or lived experience caused you to empathise with them, despite how much you wanted to hate them?