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Books for Boys that Aren't “Books for Boys” | The Hub

Books for Boys that Aren't “Books for Boys” | The Hub | READING WITHOUT BORDERS | Scoop.it

"I realized it doesn’t matter if a book is “for” a guy or a girl; the gender of the intended audience tends to get all mixed up when you factor in the power of a good story. Boys like stories; girls like stories. Readers in general like stories. We need to forget what we think about boys and reading and find them the stories they want."


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, March 2, 2014 4:18 AM

Interesting article about boys and reading. 

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The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction

The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction | READING WITHOUT BORDERS | Scoop.it
Stories stimulate the brain. Metaphors like “He had leathery hands” rouse the sensory cortex.

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Storyline Online - Video stories reading

Storyline Online - Video stories reading | READING WITHOUT BORDERS | Scoop.it

Reading to children has been repeatedly shown to improve their reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking, concentration and general academic aptitude… as well as inspire a love of reading. The Screen Actors Guild Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image.


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Sue Ward's curator insight, October 17, 2014 5:03 AM

A classic reference for the benefits of reading aloud - THE READ ALOUD HANDBOOK by Jim Trelease

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, October 17, 2014 11:32 AM

Haven't tried yet, but interesting.

Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, January 24, 2015 3:42 AM

La connaissance ? c'est très jeune qu'il faut commencer à apprendre pour développer la curiosité et la mémoire.

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Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits

Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits | READING WITHOUT BORDERS | Scoop.it
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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Teens | Read.gov - Library of Congress

Teens | Read.gov - Library of Congress | READING WITHOUT BORDERS | Scoop.it
Read.gov presents a sampling of suggested books and supplementary online resources for teens. (Free online books and other reading resources from the Library of Congress! Find something to read this weekend!
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Free Technology for Teachers: FluencyTutor for Google - Students Listen and Practice Reading Aloud

Free Technology for Teachers: FluencyTutor for Google - Students Listen and Practice Reading Aloud | READING WITHOUT BORDERS | Scoop.it
FluencyTutor for Google - Students Listen and Practice Reading Aloud http://t.co/q3AnnDwDko via @rmbyrne #edchat #elachat
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Some Read Aloud Bedtime Story Recommendations | Bumbles of Rice

Some Read Aloud Bedtime Story Recommendations | Bumbles of Rice | READING WITHOUT BORDERS | Scoop.it
I asked on twitter recently for recommendations for books to read to the boys at bedtime. (Yes, I'm on twitter, if you'd like to follow me- see the button in the right column with a list of my recent, and entirely fascinating tweets or ...
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Technology, Design and Photography — PaulStamatiou.com

Technology, Design and Photography — PaulStamatiou.com | READING WITHOUT BORDERS | Scoop.it
RT @catrionawallis: #Pediatricians now strongly advise #parents to read aloud to their #kids to improve #communication skills http://t.co/p…
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American Academy of Pediatrics Backs Reading Aloud from Infancy

American Academy of Pediatrics Backs Reading Aloud from Infancy | READING WITHOUT BORDERS | Scoop.it
The American Academy of Pediatrics is releasing a new policy statement that recommends pediatricians and policy makers promote reading aloud to children daily, beginning in infancy.
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Inspire Thoughtful Creative Writing Through Art

Inspire Thoughtful Creative Writing Through Art | READING WITHOUT BORDERS | Scoop.it
Through transmediation (or observation, analysis, and creation), students can use the experience of studying a piece of visual art as a creative writing prompt.

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Raising a Reader: Learning Empathy

Raising a Reader: Learning Empathy | READING WITHOUT BORDERS | Scoop.it
Why reading to children creates a more peaceful society overall.

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Storyline Online - Video stories reading

Storyline Online - Video stories reading | READING WITHOUT BORDERS | Scoop.it

Reading to children has been repeatedly shown to improve their reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking, concentration and general academic aptitude… as well as inspire a love of reading. The Screen Actors Guild Foundation records well-known actors reading children’s books and makes graphically dynamic videos so that children around the world can be read to with just the click of a Storyline Online video book image.


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Sue Ward's curator insight, October 17, 2014 5:03 AM

A classic reference for the benefits of reading aloud - THE READ ALOUD HANDBOOK by Jim Trelease

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, October 17, 2014 11:32 AM

Haven't tried yet, but interesting.

Aguilar Dominique's curator insight, January 24, 2015 3:42 AM

La connaissance ? c'est très jeune qu'il faut commencer à apprendre pour développer la curiosité et la mémoire.

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Help your child’s reading with free tips & free ebooks | Oxford Owl

Help your child’s reading with free tips & free ebooks | Oxford Owl | READING WITHOUT BORDERS | Scoop.it
Oxford Owl: Help your child’s reading with free tips, phonics support, free ebooks, and the latest reading news. All from Oxford University Press.

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John Dalziel's curator insight, July 24, 2013 3:14 PM

Oxford Owl is a collection of free children’s ebooks for learners ages 3-11. Each ebook has accompanying audio so that learners can choose to read along, or read independently. The books also have activities focusing on reading comprehension and story recall. There are several options for filtering the ebooks including by...
- age,
- book type, and
- by series.
As well as the eBooks visitors will find...
- activities and recommendations for each age group,
- games to print and play, and
- online games with characters from the books and site.
NOTE: Oxford Owl is flash-based. Not ideal at all for a learning environment full of iPads. Luckily, there are solutions. There are several Flash Browsers that you can download for the iPad to view flash content. My current preference is Photon.

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Glenda's Assistive Tech Information & more: Reading with Older Students

Glenda's Assistive Tech Information & more: Reading with Older Students | READING WITHOUT BORDERS | Scoop.it

"Do you read aloud to your students? Is there ever a time when students are too old to be read to? Many teachers are firm believers in reading aloud -- even at the upper grade levels."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 21, 2013 11:57 PM

This post describes why it is valuable to read to older students as well as a wide variety of resources. There are many reasons to continue to read to older students (and not just those students whom have access to assistive technology). A few of those reasons are below.

* "Reading aloud to children helps them develop and improve literacy skills -- reading, writing, speaking, and listening..."

* "...children listen on a higher level than they read, listening to other readers stimulates growth and understanding of vocabulary and language patterns."

Resources are available in two categories:

* Beyond Instruction that includes a link to a post of Audio books and publications, Information on optical character recognition,Text-to-speech and Variable speed tape recorders

Sites to explore includes links to about 10 websites. Some are free and some will cost.

Adrianna Castelo's curator insight, February 19, 2014 11:13 PM

I thought that this was quite interesting because you never early think to read to students as they get older. It has always been pretty routine that when you learn how to read you do it yourself.For myself, having something read out loud to me is not the best. I never pay attention when it's being read aloud only when I read it for myself. However, it could be beneficial to other students who really do have learning disabilities without them knowing. 

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Reading Counts

Reading Counts | READING WITHOUT BORDERS | Scoop.it
In this blog, we discuss why reading counts when it comes to babies. We address the benefits of reading to your baby and list several skills your baby will learn through reading aloud. Reading to your baby is an important part of the daily routine.
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The Benefits of Reading Aloud With Your Child

The Benefits of Reading Aloud With Your Child | READING WITHOUT BORDERS | Scoop.it
How important is reading aloud to children? Here, Chicago tutor Galen B. reviews the benefits and some helpful tips... Whether your child is not yet talking or is working on chapter books, reading aloud with her is a valuable exercise.
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Performance Anxiety: When Poets Read Aloud @ The Millions ...

Performance Anxiety: When Poets Read Aloud @ The Millions ... | READING WITHOUT BORDERS | Scoop.it
One of the best readings I've recently had the pleasure to witness came from Jamaal May during the summer MFA residency at Vermont College of Fine Arts. May's poems pinballed through the room with an electric energy, ...
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Cell Phones & Driving

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Mary Auto/ Traffic info/ Tips Expert Lastest Articles Tweet Recently cell phone use has become a necessity more than a luxury and we all know it is often necessary to answer a call while we're driving to get directions or find a meeting place...
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