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Celebrating National Poetry Month | The New York Review of Books

This April, to celebrate National Poetry Month, the Review's editors have chosen thirty poems from the archives and will post one each day. Please bookmark this page and visit us throughout the month for new poems. You can also follow @nybooks on Twitter or visit our Facebook page for a link to the day’s poem. For more poetry and reviews from our archives, you may be interested in the online edition, which provides full access to five decades of writing in the Review.

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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

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

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The best YA books of 2015 - Telegraph.co.uk

The best YA books of 2015 - Telegraph.co.uk | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
The must-read young adult fiction (YA) and best teen books released in 2015. Updated weekly
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Critical Thinking Questions Students Should Be Able to Ask ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Critical Thinking Questions Students Should Be Able to Ask ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The World of Reading | Scoop.it

Critical thinking requires a special set of questions that have the ability to activate higher order thinking skills and therefore enable students to evaluate, synthesize, apply, analyze and interpret information. These questions are usually open in nature and tend to foster divergent thinking. Prince George’s County provides a very good explanation of each of these kinds of questions with examples of each category. 


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These questions aren't just useful for reading, but they do help understand text as well.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 22, 2014 12:09 PM

This infographic sits on top of a powerful set of questions that will help any reader/thinker of any age ... get critical!

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EAP teachers take notice.

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You Cannot Afford to Miss These Free Resources for Audio Books, eBooks and Textbooks - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

You Cannot Afford to Miss These Free Resources for Audio Books, eBooks and Textbooks - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
And here, we have rounded up the best places where you can find free best resources audio books, eBooks and textbooks.

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Graphic via library.austintexas.gov

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17 Writers On The Importance Of Reading

17 Writers On The Importance Of Reading | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them." —Lemony Snicket

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, November 11, 2014 9:22 AM

Bonus feature: links to the works from which the quotes are taken so there is more reading about writers and writing yet to be done, so there are more opportunities to satisfy curiosity, to connect with and meditate with great minds. . .

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TPL Teens: Best YA Books of the Year: Lightning Round

TPL Teens: Best YA Books of the Year: Lightning Round | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Recently, I asked some YA libarians to weigh in on some of the books selected as among the year's best YA books by book reviewers. I asked them the following three questions: 1) What did you like the most about the book? 2) Who would you recommend the book to?...
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Some great books -- and I like the quick hook format of the article.

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Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Still Read Fiction

Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Still Read Fiction | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
More proof that readers of fiction are a very special breed.
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Fits with the research that shows how the areas of the brain that light up when you are reading are the same areas that light up when you are DOING whatever it is you are reading about. If you live another person's life (at least, according to your brain), you will be more empathetic.

Fascinating.

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We Are Teachers

We Are Teachers | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Citing textual evidence is about more than ratlling off quotes from the story. Here are 13 strategies to improve discussions through student use of textual evidence.
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Helpful Anchor Charts.

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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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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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Series for Readers Age 10 – Young Adult - Children's Books Daily...

Series for Readers Age 10 – Young Adult - Children's Books Daily... | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Series for Readers Age 10 – YA There is nothing better than using the school holidays as a chance to become totally

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My students love series. There is something reassuring about knowing what you are reading next -- and spending extended time with characters you like.

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The Best Biographies, Memoirs, and History Books of 2014

The Best Biographies, Memoirs, and History Books of 2014 | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Nabokov's love letters, Shackleton's courageous journey, the unsung heroes behind creative icons, Joni Mitchell unbound, and more.

After

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The 17 Best YA Books Of 2014

The 17 Best YA Books Of 2014 | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
From dystopian to romance, these young adult books stole our hearts in 2014. *Ranked in no particular order*
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Lots of good ones here.

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How Reading Transforms Us - New York Times

How Reading Transforms Us - New York Times | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Art doesn’t try to dictate what you think. It helps you change yourself.

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The power of reading.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, December 27, 2014 11:12 AM

Every reader knows how transformational a text can be. How it can resonate and echo within us for hours, days, even years after reading it. Reading helps us understand ourselves better and learn more about the world in which we live.

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How Reading Fiction Can Help You Live a Better Life

How Reading Fiction Can Help You Live a Better Life | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Ask a liberal arts major about the benefits of reading fiction and they'll regale you with all kinds of nonsense about how it makes you a better person. Ask
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Interesting point about reading science fiction to help accept change. 

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Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books

Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
It's time to power down your Kindle.
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Interesting on the level of yes, reading is good for you, and also on the level that print is not the same as electronic. Power down people.

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