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Helping Students Read Closely: When to Notice & Note

Helping Students Read Closely: When to Notice & Note | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Close reading is one of the buzz words that is being emphasized with the Common Core Learning Standards. By close reading I am interpreting as the reading, rereading, and analysis of text for the p...
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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.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 22, 4:43 PM
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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Five Beautiful Graphic Novels I Would Have Loved As a Tween

Five Beautiful Graphic Novels I Would Have Loved As a Tween | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Thankfully, the stigma that comics are just for boys is fading rapidly into oblivion. As a kid, even though I was a fan of plenty of things that were marketed at the boy demographic (hello Ninja Tu…
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7 Tools to Improve Reading Comprehension

7 Tools to Improve Reading Comprehension | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Improve reading comprehension with these awesome tools, perfect for teachers and librarians.
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5 Teen Lit Books Parents Should Read

5 Teen Lit Books Parents Should Read | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Get 'em for your teens -- but "borrow" them when they're not looking.
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Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt (No Spoilers)

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt (No Spoilers) | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Life has been hectic lately and I haven't gotten nearly as much reading done as I've wanted to. But I had a few moments and decided to dive into Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt. Schmidt is known for his YA and MG books. He's been honored with many awards for his writing. This was the…

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Good review. Loved the book. It's a fast read, and maybe a bit darker than Gary Schmidt's other books, but filled with moments of calm and peace offered by the natural world.

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BJ Neary's curator insight, January 3, 2016 3:38 PM

Loved this review and can't say enough aboutthis book, everyone should rea this BOOK!

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Books with Strong Female Characters

Books with Strong Female Characters | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media editors help you choose Books with Strong Female Characters. Strong characters, compelling stories make these titles great for everyone.
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Commonlit

Commonlit is a collection of stories, news articles, historical documents, and literature for the classroom.

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Love that you can find a piece of text by theme / discussion question.

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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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Leveled texts -- free
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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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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
I was in China in 2007, at the first party-approved science fiction and fantasy convention in Chinese history. And at one point I took a top official aside and asked him Why? SF had been disapproved of for a long time. What had changed?

It's simple, he told me. The Chinese were brilliant at making things if other people brought them the plans. But they did not innovate and they did not invent. They did not imagine. So they sent a delegation to the US, to Apple, to Microsoft, to Google, and they asked the people there who were inventing the future about themselves. And they found that all of them had read science fiction when they were boys or girls.
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13 Books to Read Before They're Movies in 2016

13 Books to Read Before They're Movies in 2016 | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Characters making the leap from page to screen this year include creatures from Harry Potter's world, Mowgli and his jungle pals, a prince, Tarzan, zombies, and more.
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700 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free

700 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Download Free Audio Books of great works by Twain, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Orwell, Vonnegut, Nietzsche, Austen, Shakespeare, Asimov, HG Wells & more...
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FREE BOOKS: 100 legal sites to download literature

FREE BOOKS: 100 legal sites to download literature | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into? Look no further. Below are over 100 links to websites that provide free e-books on a huge variety of topics.

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Alright!!!

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100 אתרים חוקיים להורדת ספרים חינמיים

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Check this out!

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10 Book Series for Parents and Teens to Binge-Read

10 Book Series for Parents and Teens to Binge-Read | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. With Mockingjay coming to a close, here are the next great dystopian/fantasy/sci-fi book series to fall in love with.
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Some great books here.

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