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The History and Future of Reading
Reading, as we have known it since the invention of the book, changed radically with the invention of the printing press and is changing now as the web and e-books evolve
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The Five Truths of Reading

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I have been immersed in the world of literacy for the past three days at ILA.  I have come up to breathe only at night, and my thoughts have not fully found their resting place just yet.  For every...
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Choice is central to reading; it leads to comfort with and love of reading. I developed a course that included both direction and choice, using the research and teaching anecdotes in Understanding Teenagers' Reading by Jack Thomson. 

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Bookmarks

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It's our annual episode dedicated to great stories from our Under The Influence research books that didn’t make our regular season. We'll tell the story of why Tim Hortons always chooses brown bricks for their stores and how Levi's accidentally sold underwear to teenagers. Hope you'll join us.
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Girls, boys, and reading

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In part one of the 2015 Brown Center on American Education, Tom Loveless examines the gap in reading ability between boys and girls, in the U.S. and abroad.
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Kids Actually Read the Books That Movies Are Based On

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Data from learning software reveals that novels surge in popularity when they're turned into films.
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What To Read If You Want More Pride and Prejudice - BOOK RIOT

What To Read If You Want More Pride and Prejudice - BOOK RIOT | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
My first reaction to a new Pride and Prejudice spinoff is usually to roll my eyes. Does the world really need another “Mr. Darcy and the Muddy Petticoats”? But our appetite for Jane Austen-ish stories is insatiable, and – correct … Continued
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Graphic Novels 101 | BU Today | Boston University

Graphic Novels 101 | BU Today | Boston University | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
SED lecturer helps teachers make sense of the genre
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Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought

Learning To Read May Take Longer Than We Thought | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
A Dartmouth study suggests that fifth-graders are still "learning to read," not just "reading to learn."
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Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker

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Soon after Maryanne Wolf published “Proust and the Squid,” a history of the science and the development of the reading brain from antiquity to the twenty-first century, she began to receive letters from readers. Hundreds of them. While the backgrounds of the writers varied, a theme began to emerge: the more reading moved online, the less students seemed to understand. There were the architects who wrote to her about students who relied so heavily on ready digital information that they were unprepared to address basic problems onsite. There were the neurosurgeons who worried about the “cut-and-paste chart mentality” that their students exhibited, missing crucial details because they failed to delve deeply enough into any one case. And there were, of course, the English teachers who lamented that no one wanted to read Henry James anymore. As the letters continued to pour in, Wolf experienced a growing realization: in the seven years it had taken her to research and write her account, reading had changed profoundly—and the ramifications could be felt far beyond English departments and libraries. She called the rude awakening her “Rip van Winkle moment,” and decided that it was important enough to warrant another book. What was going on with these students and professionals? Was the digital format to blame for their superficial approaches, or was something else at work?
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The Best Books of 2014 So Far - BOOK RIOT

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And by best, we mean favorite. Let’s be real. Share your best reads of 2014 so far with us in the comments! Adam by Ariel Schrag A straight cisgender teen boy visiting his gay college sister in New York for the summer … Continued
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Doctors Are Now Prescribing Books to Treat Depression

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Reading to feel less isolated may be more than just a poetic thought
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Why the Smart Reading Device of the Future May Be … Paper | Science | WIRED

Why the Smart Reading Device of the Future May Be … Paper | Science | WIRED | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
Why do traditional paper books remain so popular, especially for deep, immersive reading? Are some people simply too stubborn and nostalgic to adapt to new technologies? Perhaps it's because paper books are themselves a highly sophisticated technology, one that's uniquely good at stimulating focus and concentration.
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Why Kids Should Be Allowed to Act Out (Scenes) In Class

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For children, acting out words on the page can yield benefits. Especially for beginning readers, physically moving objects or one’s own body can provide a crucial bridge between real-life people, things, and actions, and the printed words meant to represent them. Fluent readers take this correspondence for granted, but many children find it difficult to grasp.
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Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens

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We've adapted our reading habits to fit our screens, but at a cost.
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Can Reading Make You Happier?

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After the First World War, traumatized soldiers were often prescribed a course of reading.
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Reading levels hit nine year high as record numbers of children enjoy reading every day

Reading levels hit nine year high as record numbers of children enjoy reading every day | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
A record number of children enjoy reading and there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children who read every day, according to new research by the National Literacy Trust.
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Reflections on Reading, Learning via Electronic Literature | DMLcentral

Reflections on Reading, Learning via Electronic Literature | DMLcentral | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
I am currently teaching “Writing Electronic Literature” and I admit it is one of my favorite classes to teach these days. There are many reasons for this. Perhaps the first is that I have discovered a new found passion for works of literature that originate within digital environments and require digital computation to be read.
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Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

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Research suggests that recall of plot after using an e-reader is poorer than with traditional books
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Publish Books Instantly From Evernote

Publish Books Instantly From Evernote | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
For many authors, Evernote is the place where ideas are assembled into words and manufactured into stories. Now, with an integration by FastPencil, authors have a full-fledged tool to create and distribute a book in Evernote, from start to publish.
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Jeanette Winterson on Time, Language, Reading, and How Art Creates a Sanctified Space for the Human Spirit

Jeanette Winterson on Time, Language, Reading, and How Art Creates a Sanctified Space for the Human Spirit | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
"Art can make a difference because it pulls people up short. It says, don’t accept things for their face value; you don’t have to go alo
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Check This Out: The Spritz Reader Can Actually Change How You Read - Edudemic

Check This Out: The Spritz Reader Can Actually Change How You Read - Edudemic | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
If you have not already seen the Spritz reader, you should check it out. It is a standout new technology for me. Although this technology is still in it’s infancy, it works to change significantly how we read. If you have read any of my blog posts, you know that I am all about using technology …
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Check This Out: The Spritz Reader Can Actually Change How You Read - Edudemic

Check This Out: The Spritz Reader Can Actually Change How You Read - Edudemic | The History and Future of Reading | Scoop.it
If you have not already seen the Spritz reader, you should check it out. It is a standout new technology for me. Although this technology is still in it’s infancy, it works to change significantly how we read. If you have read any of my blog posts, you know that I am all about using technology …
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Digital killed the book

Publishers must embrace change and reinvent their business in the digital era. "The Salon Model" puts branding and content marketing at the core: find out more…
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Kids Don't Read Books Because Parents Don't Read Books

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There is a cultural narrative about how electronic devices are pulling children away from books. When I meet with other university professors they often tell me that the students don’t read anymore because their eyeballs are glued to their phones. Technophobes think we are raising a generation that doesn’t understand [...]
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When's The Last Time You Were Haunted By a Book? - BOOK RIOT

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As long as I can remember, we had a copy of Katherine Dunn’s Geek Love in our family library. I remember it there as a child, I remember it there as a teenager, I would take it off the shelf and … Continued
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Haven't read this book, but I've experienced what she describes.

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