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Study finds reading information aloud to yourself improves memory

Study finds reading information aloud to yourself improves memory | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
You are more likely to remember something if you read it out loud, a study from the University of Waterloo has found. A recent Waterloo study found that speaking text aloud helps to get words into …
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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area
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Great visual to help remind students what different strategies they can use to help them understand what they are reading.
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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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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 15, 2017 8:42 AM
Very practical ideas for implementation by teacher librarians!
 
GwynethJones's curator insight, July 16, 2017 7:56 AM

"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, 2017 10:59 AM
These are great strategies that can be used in all content areas to help develop reading and comprehension skills
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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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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 19, 2017 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, 2017 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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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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Emma Greengrass's curator insight, January 27, 2014 4:44 AM

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

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Video Book Trailers, Author Videos, and Educational Videos for Teachers

Video Book Trailers, Author Videos, and Educational Videos for Teachers | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Video book trailers for the best children's books and authors, plus educational videos on reading, science, and seasonal topics teachers can use in the classroom
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The author videos and webcasts are a great way to introduce kids to authors and books. 
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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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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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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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