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How to Discourage Young Readers: Turn Books Into Numbers

How to Discourage Young Readers: Turn Books Into Numbers | Social Moremedia | Scoop.it
Accelerated Reader: Learning to read can't be distilled into an easily reproduced action plan with "metrics."
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Read-Aloud Handbook-chpt 5, pg 3

Read-Aloud Handbook-chpt 5, pg 3 | Social Moremedia | Scoop.it
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An expert on SSR and AR type programs.

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Readability Scores on Kids' Books Are Bogus

Most books come with an indication of how hard they are, and those estimates are mostly wrong
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Going to get my hands on that study.

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WHEN PARENTS ASK WHERE THE AR BOOKS ARE

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Hatehatehate AR.

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PW's Best Children's Books of 2013

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Selecting just 50 titles from the thousands of books published for children and teens in a given year is always a painful undertaking, and this year was no different.
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For posterity...more "Best Of..." lists to come.

 

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Evolving English Teacher: You Lost Me at Accelerated Reader, NPR

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Davis district's Accelerated Reader program ends, so schools seek new motivation

Davis district's Accelerated Reader program ends, so schools seek new motivation | Social Moremedia | Scoop.it
FARMINGTON — Gone are the days of elementary students in Davis School District taking tests after each book they've read and tracking their...
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More on AR.

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THE HARM OF BOOKLESSNESS - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education

THE HARM OF BOOKLESSNESS - The Ubiquitous Librarian - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Social Moremedia | Scoop.it
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Too short of a criticism in my opinion. Are books suddenly evil or something? Will holding one give you cooties?

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The Bottom Shelf | Great books for little people

The Bottom Shelf | Great books for little people | Social Moremedia | Scoop.it
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Barbara Braxton's reviews for little people's books.

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