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John Green Gets Personal On Bullying And Gives Us All Hope

John Green Gets Personal On Bullying And Gives Us All Hope | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
You may know John Green from his cult-favorite YouTube channel vlogbrothers, extremely popular Young Adult books (including "The Fault In Our Stars") and for being the fearless leader for nerdfighters across the Internet.

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Love John Green's voice and wisdom.

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John Green is definitely one of my heroes!

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LeVar Burton Reading 'Goodnight Moon' To Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is Just Awesome

LeVar Burton Reading 'Goodnight Moon' To Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is Just Awesome | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
"Levar? You think when the cow says 'Moo,' he's really saying, 'Mooon'?"
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Everybody loves to be read to --even astrophysicists. 
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From Reluctant to Engaged: 4 Secrets to End Fake Reading

From Reluctant to Engaged: 4 Secrets to End Fake Reading | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
I’ve seen success combating fake reading by focusing on four areas: culture, talk/accountability, book accessibility and multimodal texts.
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So much of it is about building the right culture.
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15 Self-Guided Reading Responses For Non-Fiction Texts -

15 Self-Guided Reading Responses For Non-Fiction Texts - | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
15 Self-Guided Reading Responses For Non-Fiction Texts by TeachThought Curricula Critical literacy begins in being able to decode a text and then analyze it for meaning, implicit and explicit themes, and the relationship of a text to a given perspective, author’s purpose, and related text and media. Critical literacy is about a text and the …
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8 Leveled Reading Websites for the Classroom

8 Leveled Reading Websites for the Classroom | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
By Jessica Sanders Leveled reading websites allow students to read the same text, regardless of their level of comprehension. As such, it’s an important way to facilitate class-wide assignments without boring higher-level students or leaving strugglers behind.
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Funny YA Favorites | SLJ Spotlight

Funny YA Favorites | SLJ Spotlight | The World of Reading | Scoop.it

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A selection of funny books (audiences range from 7th grade and up)
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Humorous books
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Unputdownable: 17 books I read in 24 hours or less (because they were just that good)

Unputdownable: 17 books I read in 24 hours or less (because they were just that good) | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Every once in a while, I pick up a book that’s so compelling I just can’t put it down until I reach the last page. Sometimes it’s because the book is flat-out amazing; sometimes it’s because the book is good enough and the plot is amazing.

Un-put-down-able books, for me, have certain qualities: g
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Graphic Novels Reading Lists - 2016 Update

Graphic Novels Reading Lists - 2016 Update | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
These Graphic Novel Reading Lists are available for students Kindergarten to 2nd grade, 3rd to 5th grade and 6th to 8th grade. PDFs of the book lists are available online in full color and black and white and are free to download, copy and distribute.  Libraries are able to customize the booklist with their own information, hours, and list of p
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Looking for good reading lists for graphic novels K-8? Check this out!
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App of the Week: Education’s best digital library

App of the Week: Education’s best digital library | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
CommonLit is a free digital library of leveled texts — news articles, poems, short stories, and historical documents. You can filter collections by grade level, Lexile level, theme, genre, literary device, and even Common Core State Standards. Every passage includes footnotes with vocabulary words and essential background information. An adaptive-technology-type toolbar for online reading includes a dictionary, a highlighter, text-to-speech functionality, and translation features for 13 languages.

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Free leveled texts
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Leveled texts -- free
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Graphic Fantastic « Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists!

Graphic Fantastic « Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists! | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
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Quozio - Make Beautiful Quotes

Quozio - Make Beautiful Quotes | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Quozio turns meaningful words into beautiful images in seconds. Then share 'em on Facebook, Pinterest, email and more!
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Great way for students to share favorite quotes from books
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Reading Lists | Hoagies' Gifted Kids & Teens

Reading Lists | Hoagies' Gifted Kids & Teens | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Great reading lists for gifted children, from early readers to boys who only read comic books, from gifted girls to twice exceptional (gifted and LD) kids, and tons more. Hot Topics reading lists for gifted kids by gifted kids...
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Lots of great book suggestions on these lists.
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Rich Kids, Greasers And The Life-Changing Power Of 'The Outsiders'

Rich Kids, Greasers And The Life-Changing Power Of 'The Outsiders' | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
When author Ally Carter found out that S.E. Hinton had been a teenager when she wrote The Outsiders, something inside her clicked. It was the first moment she realized she could be a writer. Is there a book that has inspired you to write? Tell us in the comments.
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"And if she could do that, I could do that."
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#30SecondTake Podcast: World Book Talk Championship

Brad Gustafson and Jen LaGarde team up to bring you the Super Bowl of Book Talks! Four finalists compete to take home the "Vince Lombooki" trophy! Special co...
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20th Anniversary Video Contest, Enter to Win a New Car! | Audible.com

20th Anniversary Video Contest, Enter to Win a New Car! | Audible.com | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Submit a video on why you love to listen to Audible. Our favorite videos win a new Volvo XC60s SUV customized for the best listening experience!
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Audible has been a game changer for me. I never would have been able to keep up with all the reading needed to book talk books from 2 large libraries without audiobooks. Now I am always reading. And seriously, I HATED running until I started listening to books while I ran. Now there are times I can't wait to run so I can listen to my book with no interruptions. And that running dropped my cholesterol substantially. Please vote--and consider listening to Audible.
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8 Alternatives to Reading Logs for Holding Students Accountable During Independent Reading

8 Alternatives to Reading Logs for Holding Students Accountable During Independent Reading | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Hold students accountable for independent reading, and inspire them to keep reading, with these eight alternatives to reading logs.
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Some good ideas here that might appeal. Choice is always good.
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10 Classroom Tools to Personalize Reading Instruction

10 Classroom Tools to Personalize Reading Instruction | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
By Wesley Matlock Whether it’s for study, classroom prep, or simply pleasure, summertime means summer reading. And if you or your students plan on doing so digitally, then there are definitely some things to keep an eye out for.
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Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension

Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Comprehension strategies are sets of steps that good readers use to make sense of text. Comprehension strategy instruction helps students become purposeful, active readers who are in control of their own reading comprehension. The seven strategies here appear to have a firm scientific basis for improving text comprehension.

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"Comprehension strategies are sets of steps that good readers use to make sense of text. Comprehension strategy instruction helps students become purposeful, active readers who are in control of their own reading comprehension. The seven strategies here appear to have a firm scientific basis for improving text comprehension."

Donna Farren's curator insight, July 19, 10:59 AM
These are great strategies that can be used in all content areas to help develop reading and comprehension skills
Valeria Garcia Lopez's curator insight, August 26, 2:46 PM
I found this article very useful for my professional development since we as foreign language teachers, must help our students to comprehend better the text they read. Sometimes, for foreign language learners, it is difficult to understand a text and they start to feel frustrated but if we teach them to apply these strategies to their reading comprehension, they will comprehend better the text. Strategies such as graphic organizers or summarizing are very useful to take into account the main ideas of the text and to have clear just the necessary information.  
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Mismatched Pairs: Paired Nonfiction and Fiction for Tweens Booklist

Mismatched Pairs: Paired Nonfiction and Fiction for Tweens Booklist | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
The Mismatched Pairs: Paired Nonfiction and Fiction for Tweens booklist was created by members of ALSC's 2016-2017 School-Age Programs and Services Committee. Click the link below to download and print.
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Great list of Tween paired Nonfiction and Fiction books.
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11 online tools & apps for dyslexic students

11 online tools & apps for dyslexic students | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
How teaching tools and apps can make learning a lot more enjoyable for dyslexic students.

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Books to Add to Your Guy-Brary - March 2017 | Teenreads

Books to Add to Your Guy-Brary - March 2017 | Teenreads | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
This month's Guy-Brary includes STRANGE THE DREAMER, the breathtaking new fantasy novel from Laini Taylor, bestselling author of the Daughter of Smoke & Bone series. In her new book, Taylor tells the story of a haunted past where gods were murdered and all that was left behind was the city of Weep. Next, we have the highly-anticipated THE INEXPLICABLE LOGIC OF MY LIFE from the multi-award-winning Benjamin Alire Saenz --- author of ARISTOTLE AND DANTE DISCOVER THE SECRETS TO THE UNIVERSE --- about a boy's journey of identity, love and family. Finally there is ULTIMATUM by K. M. Walton, which follows two brothers who must each decide whether to let their differences divide them or come together when they need each other the most.

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Teenreads Guy Books Part 4
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10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day

10 Benefits of Reading: Why You Should Read Every Day | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
If you're one of countless people who don't make a habit of reading regularly, you might be missing out: reading has a significant number of benefits, and just a few benefits of them are listed below.

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Do your exercise - Read.
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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 19, 9:33 PM

One of the assignments I had for my writing students was called "Kleptomania" which I lifted from someone a very long time ago. Belatedly, thank you. So, the activity required students to find three different writing styles, fiction and/or non-fiction. Just find three passages from three different writers. Then they were to write about something familiar--an event, an experience, an observation--and copy that voice and style. They were to mimic the punctuation and sentence structure, too. It was hard for many reasons but they learned a lot about their own styles and voices, most of which were still in development. But they also realized how much about writing they could learn from reading. Yep, sneaky teaching. Got to love that.

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Parents and teachers can read with their children and students. It can be done as silent or reading to them.
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What Does Your Bookshelf Say About You? | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings

What Does Your Bookshelf Say About You? | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
A tongue-in-cheek personality test based on what is on your bookshelf.
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How we read online.

How we read online. | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
You're probably going to read this. It's a short paragraph at the top of the page. It's surrounded by white space. It's in small type. To really get yo ...
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Good article on how people read online.

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