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Pre-reading Questions:

  • Tell us what is a wedding like in your culture. Who is invited? How long does it last? What are some of the most important things that happen?
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More on speed reading

Last week I blogged on speed reading.

One interesting area of research is rapid serial visual presentation  (RSVP) of words. Unfortunately, while RSVP can significantly increase reading speed for short texts, … 34 more words

Speed Reading

Students prefer printed books to e-books

In a new study conducted by American University linguistics professor Naomi Baron, researchers found that an overwhelming majority of students preferred printed books to e-books for serious reading. 26 more words


How should children increase their vocabularies?

Research shows that a rich vocabulary is essential to reading comprehension. But are any methods of learning vocabulary better than others?

Yes.  A 2010 survey of research about vocabulary acquisition by the National Reading Technical Assistance showed three  ways are superior: 201 more words

Methods Of Teaching Reading

The Theory

When I went through elementary school, many years ago, my teachers used to give the class a list of words at the beginning of each week. 589 more words

7th Grade

Interview with Candace Ruffin author of Eli's Balloon

Candace Ruffin (She was Taylor at the time) and I met as freshwomen at Bennett College in Greensboro, NC and we quickly became friends and eventually roommates. 2,051 more words


Friday Reads

Our Friday Reads book this week is……..

Eli’s Balloon

Eli’s Balloon is a fun and charming story about a little boy who believes he can be anything he wants to be, even a balloon. 122 more words