Category Archives: Reading

Reflections on academic reading

Over the years, I’ve learned a few things about reading journal articles. One of the most important things that I’ve discovered is that spending time thinking about how and why I read, and practicing ways to become a better reader, … Continue reading

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Socioeconomic background linked to reading improvement

About 20 percent of children in the United States have difficulty learning to read, and educators have devised a variety of interventions to try to help them. Not every program helps every student, however, in part because the origins of … Continue reading

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To get Kids to Read more Books—and enjoy it

It has become conventional thought that gamification—the application of game-style challenges and rewards to traditional tasks—is changing the way kids learn. If there’s something being taught, it’s almost certain there’s now a gamified way to learn it.Making teaching methods more … Continue reading

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Complex Systems Regime Shift – Readings I

For a Complex Systems point of view. Towards sustainability, it is important to understand the dynamics of socio-ecological systems, as complex adaptive systems. An essential aspect of such complex systems is nonlinearity, leading to historical dependency and multiple possible outcomes … Continue reading

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Creating a Community of Readers

This article addresses another aspect of communal development: creating a community of readers that is school-wide in character. For most of this century, educators have taught reading as isolated sets of skills to be mastered and then applied incontext. Students’ … Continue reading

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Reading Strategies

Reading is the active process of understanding print and graphic texts. Reading is a thinking process. Effective readers know that when they read, what they read is supposed to make sense. They monitor their understanding, and when they lose the … Continue reading

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Le texte et son lecteur – paradigme collaboratif et l’économie de l’attention

Si la lecture solitaire et silencieuse nous semble désormais être naturelle, cet étonnement d’Augustin doit nous rappeler que le rapport d’un acteur au contenu est changeant, historique et ne va pas de soi. Les valeurs qui accompagnent cette lecture sont … Continue reading

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Reading to children has long impact

Children whose parents frequently read with them in their first year of school are still showing the benefit when they are 15, says an international study. An Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development analysis examined the long-term impact of parental … Continue reading

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Dispelling Popular Myths about Learning to Read and Write

Despite what many of us have been schooled to believe, in many cases learning is a result of the activity of learners; it is not necessarily a result of teaching. When it comes to reading and writing, it will come … Continue reading

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