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A Beautiful Classroom Poster on Close Reading | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Beautiful Classroom Poster on Close Reading | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The World of Reading | Scoop.it

Close reading is definitely a "survival skill" particularly in a world drowned in information. Close reading is all about reading differently, it is reading for deep understanding through paying attention to what others would normally oversight. Being a close reader entails focus and dedication to your reading material. It empowers readers to delve deeper into the latent meanings of text searching for cues that make the reading  a totally different experience one that resembles the detective wok. Close reading is also about critical reading, reading that does not take things at face value but rather investigates for what is hidden between the lines.


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Close reading is an essential part of developing critical thinking skills for students at all levels....

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10 Achievable Strategies to Tackle Dyslexia in Your Classroom and School

10 Achievable Strategies to Tackle Dyslexia in Your Classroom and School | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
By Michael Guy Clark. Dyslexia causes grief in every classroom In a typical Australian classroom of 20-30 children, there are on average 2 to 3 who suffer from dyslexia and probably don't even know...
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Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable

Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Reading aloud to older children -- even up to age 14, who can comfortably read to themselves -- has benefits both academic and emotional, according to researchers.
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2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

This year’s list of 58 books was selected from a group of 113 official nominations.

“The 2015 list reflects the results of Committee members’ dedicated reading of hundreds of YA novels to formulate its final list. It is also a reflection of both the splendid diversity of literature for young adults and the wide-ranging interests of teen readers,” said Michael Cart, Chair of the BFYA Committee. “The titles range from a novel in verse about identical twin brothers who are gifted basketball players to an imaginative novel about a boy who is revived five years after his head was cryogenically frozen.”

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Sherman Alexie novel tops list of books Americans want censored

Sherman Alexie novel tops list of books Americans want censored | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian was most frequently ‘challenged’ book in US libraries in 2014
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Loved this book. Powerful.

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National Poetry Month

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April is National Poetry Month, 30 days of celebrating the joy, expressiveness, and pure delight of poetry. Learn more about the National Poetry Month, get to know some of our most well-loved children's poets in our video interview series, browse the many online resources listed here, and visit your local library or bookstore to discover wonderful new books and anthologies.
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30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month | Academy of American Poets

The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. For over three generations, the Academy has connected millions of people to great poetry through programs such as National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world; Poets.org, the Academy’s popular website; American Poets, a biannual literary journal; and an annual series of poetry readings and special events. Since its founding, the Academy has awarded more money to poets than any other organization.
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How Reading Fiction Improves Intelligence

How Reading Fiction Improves Intelligence | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Want to keep your brain in shape? According to this video, diving into works of fiction rather than data and textbooks might be the best way to stay sharp. Find out how much storytelling affects your brain in the video!
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As readers have always known....

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eScienceCommons: A novel look at how stories may change the brain

eScienceCommons: A novel look at how stories may change the brain | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
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“The neural changes that we found associated with physical sensation and movement systems suggest that reading a novel can transport you into the body of the protagonist,” Berns says. “We already knew that good stories can put you in someone else’s shoes in a figurative sense. Now we’re seeing that something may also be happening biologically.”


Talk about living several different lives!

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8 Must-Read Diverse YA Fantasies

8 Must-Read Diverse YA Fantasies | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
In the past year, the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement has been a call to action—and the best thing readers can do to heed the call is buy more diverse books. But finding diversity in fantasy, a genre frequently called out for being more welcoming to goblins and griffins than people from different bac
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12 YA Quotes that Perfectly Express the Teen Condition

12 YA Quotes that Perfectly Express the Teen Condition | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
The best thing about being a reader is the way it lets you live countless lives, countless stories. Books let you leave yourself behind, becoming such a part of your worldview that sometimes you can't remember what came first: the book or the feeling. Truly great books say things we didn&#
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Teens Review New YA Fantasy by Rachel Hartman, Sarah J. Maas, and E.K. Johnston

Teens Review New YA Fantasy by Rachel Hartman, Sarah J. Maas, and E.K. Johnston | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
SLJTeen’s new teen review group from Kitsap County, WA, has pulled out all the stops for its inaugural column. We have eight reviews, including two very different opinions on Melinda Salisbury’s The Sin Eater’s Daughter.

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Love the different opinions.

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BJ Neary's curator insight, February 19, 8:58 PM

Teens review new titles in a series!!!

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11 Highly Anticipated Sequels of 2015

11 Highly Anticipated Sequels of 2015 | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Every series fan knows the pain of waiting for the next installment to come out, which is surpassed only by the joy of finally having that sequel in your greedy, desperate hands. A few of 2015's most anticipated come too late in the year for us to discuss now (Maggie Stiefvater's fourth Ra

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With series, there is something calming about knowing that when you finish a great book, it is not the end of your time spent with the characters.

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BJ Neary's curator insight, January 27, 7:33 AM

I love series, sequels, etc. I have Fairest pe-ordered

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The 100 Best Young Adult Fiction Novels, According to TIME - Refinery29

The 100 Best Young Adult Fiction Novels, According to TIME - Refinery29 | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Having a YA habit as an adult used to be, well, a little embarrassing.
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I'm not embarrassed at all to be caught reading YA books. So many great ones out there.

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YA Book Personality Test

YA Book Personality Test | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Forget the Tarot cards, crystal balls, and palm-readers. Toss aside those stale fortune cookies.  You need only look to  your bookshelf to understand your deepest personality traits.  Look for some of your favorite YA titles below and you may find that my keen "psychic" abilities can be enlightening. * Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver.  There…

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BJ Neary's curator insight, May 28, 6:54 PM

Great post and lists of books I will be reading this summer!!!

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Text Complexity? Helping Readers See The Whole Text

Text Complexity? Helping Readers See The Whole Text | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Text Complexity? Helping Readers See The Whole Text by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education Selecting Text For Comprehension In the previous literacy posts in this series I identified a few guiding questions that stem from the research: Do students...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 5, 1:15 PM

Fantastic article to share with teachers in your building!

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The Texas TEKS and most, if not all, state standards speak about complex texts. 

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How to get kids to read independently

How to get kids to read independently | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Findings and analysis of an annual survey on reading habits of young people.
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Poems By Heart from Penguin Classics

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New app helps you memorize poems. Free.

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Everything You Need to Celebrate Poetry Month

Everything You Need to Celebrate Poetry Month | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Find a variety of lessons and teaching ideas to celebrate National Poetry Month (April).
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Learning Lab : The Poetry Foundation

Learning Lab : The Poetry Foundation | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Learn how to read poems and poetry with the Learning Lab's annotated poems, discussion questions, poetics essays and teaching resources. Find new children's authors. Take a literature themed tour of Chicago or Washington DC.
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A Good Tool for Reading and Summarizing Long Articles

A Good Tool for Reading and Summarizing Long Articles | The World of Reading | Scoop.it

Not having enough time to read a long article? Too LongDidn’t Read (TLDR) does the job for you and provides you with a condensed summary of the main ideas of the article. We have installed the app and tried it on few articles and it appears to work perfectly.


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7 Morally Complex Works of YA Fiction You Shouldn't Miss

7 Morally Complex Works of YA Fiction You Shouldn't Miss | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
It's always fun (fun might be the wrong word) when a person who doesn't read young adult fiction gets up on a high horse about those who do: the protean nature of YA means you can present a dozen examples on the fly to shoot down any arguments against it. Though classified as a genre, YA
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New Book Roundup: Terrible Parents, Dangerous Tech, and a Girl Whose Touch Is Death

New Book Roundup: Terrible Parents, Dangerous Tech, and a Girl Whose Touch Is Death | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
If books were weather, today's forecast would be "heavy precipitation, with a high chance of debuts." This week marks the birth of first novels ranging from a post–happily ever after fairytale to a look at what happens to end-times believers when the end doesn't come, plu
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Can't wait to read some of these!

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40+ Best Books for Boys Ages 8-16 - Happy Hooligans

40+ Best Books for Boys Ages 8-16 - Happy Hooligans | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
40+ of our ABSOLUTE, ALL-TIME BEST books for boys (ages 8-16). Adventure, drama, suspense and humour that will captivate even the most reluctant readers.
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Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker

Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Certainly, as we turn to online reading, the physiology of the reading process itself shifts; we don’t read the same way online as we do on paper. Anne Mangen, a professor at the National Centre for Reading Education and Research at the University of Stavanger, in Norway, points out that reading is always an interaction between a person and a technology, be it a computer or an e-reader or even a bound book.

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Interesting article. In my own experience, I found it true that I comprehend better when I read in print rather than online. This is backed up by lots of research -- which the article notes. 

 

What is interesting about this article, is that it isn't so quick to draw conclusions as to WHY. It isn't just print good - online bad.

 

And I love that it notes this: "Interestingly, Coiro found that gamers were often better online readers: they were more comfortable in the medium and better able to stay on task."  See Mom? The gaming isn't all bad. : )

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BETTER READING LESS BEING DECEIVED PROBABILITY

Linda Mercer's curator insight, February 2, 12:12 PM

I think it's harder to read ebooks than printed books. But what about children wired at the start to read electronically?

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How the medium matters in deep digital reading and how we can improve on it.

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LenVlahos » The William C. Morris Award

LenVlahos » The William C. Morris Award | The World of Reading | Scoop.it

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BJ Neary's curator insight, January 18, 7:29 PM

Loved this book and am so glad it is a finalist for the Morris Award! If you have not read it- get it now!