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Collected thoughts and resources on why, what, how and where reading matters...
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Students Reading E-Books Are Losing Out, Study Suggests

Students Reading E-Books Are Losing Out, Study Suggests | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Researchers find that students’ reading comprehension was lower when they read books on electronic devices.
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Dialogic Reading: An Effective Way to Read to Preschoolers

Dialogic Reading: An Effective Way to Read to Preschoolers | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Over a third of children in the U.S. enter school unprepared to learn. They lack the vocabulary, sentence structure, and other basic skills that are required to do well in school. Children who start behind generally stay behind – they drop out, they turn off. Their lives are at risk.Why are so many children deficient in the skills that are critical to school readiness?
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Reading to Babies

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You wouldn’t wait until your baby started forming words and sentences before talking to him or her—so why hold off on introducing the joys of reading to your little one? The benefits of reading to children have been proven by hundreds of studies led by education experts. Although most of the positive effects become evident as the child reaches toddler and preschool ages, many of the important influences are forged during infancy. By reading to your new baby regularly, you’ll be helping to build a foundation for lifelong learning and development.
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Study: Reading Literary Fiction Can Make You Less Racist

Study: Reading Literary Fiction Can Make You Less Racist | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
New research finds a compelling narrative can help us sidestep stereotypes.
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How to Read an E-Book with Your Child

How to Read an E-Book with Your Child | Reading Matters | Scoop.it

Electronic books are becoming more and more commonplace. Here you'll discover practical tips for sharing e-books with your child, and how to keep the focus on reading and the story.

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The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction

The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Stories stimulate the brain. Metaphors like “He had leathery hands” rouse the sensory cortex.
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How and Why We Read: Crash Course English Literature #1 - YouTube

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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Reading to babies is crucial for language and literacy development

Reading to babies is crucial for language and literacy development | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
RESEARCHERS say storytime for babies and toddlers is as important as mealtimes, stimulating brain development and laying the pathways for literacy.
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11 Reading Hacks for Parents

11 Reading Hacks for Parents | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
While some children seem to be born readers, others need more encouragement. Help make reading fun and exciting for your kids by integrating it into everyday life. 1. Make Reading Relevant According...
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Environmental Print

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Environmental print is the print of everyday life. It's the name given to the print that appears in signs, labels, and logos. Street signs, candy wrappers, labels on peanut butter and the K in Kmart are other examples of environmental print. For many emergent readers, environmental print helps bridge the connection between letters and first efforts to read.
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Ways a Parent Can Help a Child with Reading - For the Teachers

Ways a Parent Can Help a Child with Reading - For the Teachers | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
I’ve always been an avid reader. I used to spend chilly winter weekend days like today curled up in my favorite chair, coffee in one hand and a book in the other. I don’t get time to read much now that I have kids of my own, but I need to make sure I’m still taking [...]
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Reading Books Is Fundamental

Reading Books Is Fundamental | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
I enjoy social media, but there is no intellectual equivalent to allowing oneself the time and space to get lost in another person’s mind.
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Nursery Rhymes: Not Just for Babies!

Nursery Rhymes: Not Just for Babies! | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Nursery rhymes are important for young children because they help develop an ear for our language. Both rhyme and rhythm help kids hear the sounds and syllables in words, which helps kids learn to read! Here are some activities and recommended poetry books to aid your child's developing poetry, rhyming, and rhythm skills.
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How to get British kids reading - FT.com

How to get British kids reading - FT.com | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Pavan’s favourite activity is playing football outdoors. His second favourite is playing football indoors, and in third place is practising football skills against the sofa. Reading – the pursuit that Francis Bacon claimed “maketh a full man” –
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Turning the Page: Refocusing Massachusetts for Reading Success § Language Diversity & Literacy Development Research Group

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5 Reasons Reluctant Readers are Reluctant

5 Reasons Reluctant Readers are Reluctant | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
They respond to texts differently than you do One of the most exhilarating things about teaching reading and discussing texts is that they can be viewed through a variety of lenses. Texts, like language,…
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The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction

The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Stories stimulate the brain. Metaphors like “He had leathery hands” rouse the sensory cortex.
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Building Reading Stamina

Building Reading Stamina | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Reading stamina is a child's ability to focus and read independently for long periods of time without being distracted or distracting others. This is something parents can help students develop. Here's how
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Reading 2.0

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Many educators are worried about how technology is affecting the amount of reading that students are doing. They notice that: Students are struggling to read and comprehend longer texts. Students a
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Study: Babies Can't Learn to Read

Study: Babies Can't Learn to Read | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Parents, however, enjoy believing their young ones are developing literary skills.
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Nurturing Literacy: Tips and Resources For Developing Lifelong Readers

Nurturing Literacy: Tips and Resources For Developing Lifelong Readers | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
The importance of early literacy cannot be understated. Countless studies have shown that students who start reading earlier are better prepared for the academic road ahead. Not to mention, early read
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Reading gives kids an edge, study says

Reading gives kids an edge, study says | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Children who read for fun may do better in the classroom than peers who rarely read.
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5 Tips for Parents of That Precocious Reader

5 Tips for Parents of That Precocious Reader | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Librarians are frequently asked to recommend titles for that precocious kid who can read well above their grade level. You do not have to start checking out books from the Adult collections, there are plenty of books to be found on the shelves in the Children's Room at your library. Here are a few tips for helping your reader along the way—no matter how eclectic their tastes.
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Should every child read in their first year of school?

Should every child read in their first year of school? | Reading Matters | Scoop.it
Misty Adoniou sets out some realistic expectations for what children can achieve in reading and writing in their first...
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