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Why Reading Is Better Than Watching Television - Reading and watching television are two things I like. Reading is better than watching television and the reason is that, when I read books, articles, news, newspapers, magazines, etc. I always learn something no matter what it is always stays in my mind; on the other hand, watching television is an entertainment. I can also learn from watching television, but it never going to be the same and the reason is that, when I watch television, I know my mind is not working, or at least not in the same way, as it works, when I read....   [tags: Reading] 574 words
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What is reading - What is reading. At a very tender age, when I first learned to read words, I was excited because I was now a reader but was I really reading or just lifting words off paper. Even though this is necessary for reading, reading is more complex than just recognizing words. The reader has to make sense of the words base and their context. While engaged in reading, the prior knowledge is activated along with personal connection, ideas, and opinions. Unfortunately, children will develop reading problems if they do get the necessary stills that will allow them to function on a higher level and succeed in life....   [tags: Word Recognition, Reading Comprehension] 666 words
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Boys and Reading - ... In order to guarantee successful shopping I investigated the vendor of the graphic novels and found they were purchased from The Beguiling (comics and graphic novel retail) in Toronto. Literacy funding from the school of $2 000.00 would pay for the books and for a bus to both vendors. The date was arranged: March 10; leaving at 9:15 returning by 2:15…two stops and twelve boys. Permission forms were accompanied by growing excitement. Behind the scenes I faxed a copy of our list to The Beguiling to prepare the books for our arrival....   [tags: Literacy Skills, Reading Levels]
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Amabile and Kramer Reading Response - Inner Work Life, written by Teresa M. Amabile and Steven J. Kramer, explains how employees’ reactions and feelings towards events affect their job performance. The authors define inner work life as the way that perceptions, emotions and motivation combine in an employee’s life. When an event occurs, all employees will feel a certain way (positively or negatively) about what has transpired, and this will influence how they react and what they expect. Inner work life is not easily detected by managers, and often times not examined by the actual employee....   [tags: Reading Response]
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Forced Reading - Forced Reading Before I entered kindergarten, my mother, who had been an elementary school teacher, had me read and do arithmetic every day while my brother, four years my elder, was in school. I remember the days sitting at the dining room table. I was only four and my body was still disproportional to the furniture. The chair was too low and the table too high. My easy reader was on the table, and I strained to view it properly from my position. I fidgeted a bit as I wondered why I had to do this....   [tags: Reading Writing] 1437 words
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The Gap Between Reading and Writing - There are many forms of assessment but writing is the primary basis upon which a child’s work will be judged and Jennings, Caldwell and Lerner (2010) made emphasis that teachers should focus on writing because reading and writing are intertwined and is used to construct meaning (pg. 338). It becomes important for teachers to teach writing because it is a form of expression of self. We learned in earlier chapters that readers construct meaning as they read likewise Jennings, Caldwell and Lerner (2010) informed that writers construct meaning as they create text (pg....   [tags: Education, Reading, Writing] 595 words
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Reading in a Classroom Setting - ... How does the character feel. As well as literally reading a text, we want children to read between the lines, on an inferential level and also on an evaluative level. Margret Early makes an interesting comment about the progression of a child’s reading from a literal to an inferential level, “As self-conscious appreciation develops, the reader gradually moves away from a simple interest in what happened he asks why.” We want children upon reflection to make links between the text and their own lives by examining the similarities and differences, as well as promoting their emotional literacy and by asking them to think about how the text makes them feel....   [tags: Knowledge, Reading Skills, Education]
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Reading and Typography - Reading and Typography Reading is unavoidable. Students read textbooks; fathers read newspapers; engineers read manuals; technicians read webpages; politicians read bills; Christians read the Bible, and the list goes on. Everyone reads something. Seeing, perceiving, and recognizing lines and dots as a form of language is a process that is extremely complicated yet necessary. Scientists have researched many aspects of the visual reading process, and one of the most immediately applicable areas of concern is in the field of typography....   [tags: Typography Reading Research Papers]
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Reading in the Development of Imagination and Gender - Children are automatically drawn to what they feel relates to them the best. From clothes to games, and even literature, children are attracted to certain elements that separate what’s “girly” and what’s “boyish”. Most children literature is designed in a manner that attracts a specific crowd. The authors and illustrators of children literature take into consideration whether they want their book to be intended for girls or for boys. However, in the story Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary, deception as to which crowd the book was intended is shown throughout the story....   [tags: Television, TV, Reading, child Development, Imagin] 1416 words
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Good Readers and Good Writers: Critical Reading Journal - What makes a good writer. More importantly; what makes a good reader. It’s the critical examination skills that Vladimir Nabokov pushes for as well as a good imagination. And don’t forget a good dictionary. Nabokov argues that to be a good reader no preconceptions should have been made upon entering into a new text. He feels that it is insulting to the author when readers limit the world created by the author through their prior generalizations. But forming ideas prior to analyzing something is an important skill used in many subject areas; so why not reading....   [tags: writing, reading, Vladimir Nabokov, ] 592 words
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Effects of Montessori Education on Reading Comprehension of Kindergarteners - ... As well, the research that has been done for this age group has been predominately has been on white children, which does not translate to the real world since there are often educational differences between races. Therefore, I propose research to determine the differences of reading comprehension in two different school models—Montessori and traditional schools. My research question is how does Montessori education impact reading comprehension in children at the end of kindergarten. I believe that the Montessori students will perform better, and make bigger gains than the students at a traditional school....   [tags: reading comprehension skills]
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Not Looking at Pictures - Not Reading Texts - Not Looking at Pictures - Not Reading Texts Here are two persons in an open, empty space. Bound by walls, they are its contents. Now they exit, walking down corridor after corridor, filling and emptying rooms as they go. Four feet strike the floor in steps: two beat regularly, forming measures, and two more land off the beat, sounding irregularly, introducing syncopation; but when the steps intersect-as they now do-there is diaphony, which displaces our memory of the sounds that preceded it. A difficult rest follows, only to be broken by the falling of an uncertain limb, which thuds and drags, thuds then drags ....   [tags: Reading Art Writing Theory]
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Summer Reading - To follow a life of success, happiness, and fulfillment will always begin by observing ourselves, from finding inner peace, figuring out your purpose, and pursuing it through hard work with the passion to commit in to our goal that will shape up our life. Without persistence and hard work it is impossible to succeed. A life without direction could lead to a path of uncertainty and without contentment. Also a life without inner peace is a life without true happiness. To follow a life of success, happiness, and fulfillment will always begin by observing ourselves, from finding inner peace, figuring out your purpose, and pursuing it through hard work with the passion to commit in to our goal that will shape up our life....   [tags: Reading Reflection]
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The Influence of Reading Books in "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury - In this society, it is important to read a book for own knowledge. However, in novel, Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, people are not allowed to read any book nor have any desires to read. They do not know the importance of the book. However, in this novel, three people influence Montag that human should read books and allows him to realize how important it is to do so. Clarisse is one of the characters who influenced Montag by showing her own world. Clarisse remind Montag the fireman’s real job....   [tags: Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradburym reading, ] 611 words
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reading - ... The skill of decoding words and also connecting it to prior knowledge will entail a fluent and accurate reader because both techniques contribute directly to the successful comprehension of a text (Eskey & Grabe, 2000). The two further point out that the interactive process makes use of background knowledge, expectations, context and also incorporates rapid and accurate recognition of words (Eskey & Grabe, 1988). as mentioned earlier, being a fluent reader does not focus on one single approach, but finding a balance between both approaches and using them interactively....   [tags: interactive approach to second language]
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Reading Log for The Scarlet Letter - Reading Log for The Scarlet Letter 1. Chapter one thoroughly describes the Jailhouse and the surrounding landscape. Tells of the huge wooden edifices whose threshold is timbered and iron barred. Gives the description of the peoples clothing who were congregating outside of the prison. It also describes the necessity of a new colony first building a prison and graveyard. In the last paragraph it tells of a rose bush outside of the oaken doors. The author describes the awkwardness of having such a beautiful plant surrounded by weeds and shrubs....   [tags: Scarlet Letter Literature Reading Logs Essays] 5004 words
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Strategies for Improving Student’s Content Area Reading to Acquire Information - Before a student can even begin to understand how to read expository content within a text book, they must first begin to read meaningfully and they reasons behind why they read. Reading is not just for entertainment, it is also used to acquire information. Reading any form of text opens its audience, the reader, to the world without them having to buy a plane ticket or putting them in dangerous situations to gain firsthand experience (content within storybooks or novels). Reading opens one’s “cognitive eye”....   [tags: education, texts, content area reading, ]
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Reading - For as long as I can remember, I've loved to read: short stories, fiction, nonfiction sometimes, even philosophy if nothing else were available. This term I've been given more reading assignments than I can ever remember having to deal with. This term has been extra special because we studied no less than three types of literature: short stories, poetry, and drama. While I was in high school, a short story was a book with less than three hundred pages. This term I learned that even though a short story may be only a few pages long, there are chapters of interpretation, ambiguity, and symbolism to understand....   [tags: essays research papers] 448 words
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D.C. Berry's On Reading Poems to a Senior Class at South High - D.C. Berry's On Reading Poems to a Senior Class at South High In "On Reading Poems to a Senior Class at South High" by D.C. Berry, the author vividly portrays the interactive experience of a poetry reading between a senior high school class and its teacher. The event is compared to a school of fish excitedly swimming around an aquarium until a sudden rupture in the aquarium causes everyone to "leak out." Berry uses form, sound devices, and poetic devices to enhance the different levels of excitement and interaction throughout the poetry reading....   [tags: Berry Senior Class Reading Poems Essays] 1036 words
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Approaches to Reading Text with Examples from Jane Austen's Emma - Approaches to Reading Text with Examples from Jane Austen's Emma This paper presents the two of the four main reading approaches to reading a text. In this paper, Jane Austen’s novel Emma will be used to demonstrate these approaches; providing a detailed description into both reading practice, including reader-centred and author-centred. As it is now widely acknowledged that no text is neutral, these practices are one way of conceptualising changes in the theories and practices of literary study that have occurred during the twentieth century....   [tags: Reading Literature Jane Austen Emma Essays]
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The Purpose of Reading - Reading is a mental and cognitive process which a reader to respond to a message from a writer as a piece of communication. Reading comprehension has been a crucial academic skill which is beneficial for both the new idea that have been acquired and for the enhancement of the language. Any style of language whether it would be speaking, listening, writing or reading possibly supply instantaneous needs to learn from. As well, the purpose of reading establishes the correct approach for reading comprehension....   [tags: Literacy] 509 words
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Reading Fluency - "By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures." Proverbs 24:3-4 Reading fluency remains one of the areas of reading that often gets overlooked when addressing basic reading skills and comprehension for students who struggle in the area of reading. Studying fluency will allow those who teach reading to find strategies that are proven to be successful in the growth of reading. The purpose of this research is introduce the concept of how fourth grade students with documented learning disabilities can achieve greater reading fluency with repetitive reading while comparing and contrasting three theories: Ehri’s Stages of Reading Development, Chall’s Stages of Reading Development, and Piaget’s Stages of Child Development with a focus on concrete operations....   [tags: Education ]
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The Importance of Reading - Reading has at all times and in all ages been a source of knowledge, of happiness, of pleasure and even moral courage. In today's world with so much more to know and to learn and also the need for a conscious effort to conquer the divisive forces, the importance of reading has increased. In the olden days if reading was not cultivated or encouraged, there was a substitute for it in the religious sermon and in the oral tradition. The practice of telling stories at bed time compensated to some extent for the lack of reading....   [tags: literacy] 679 words
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Reading Instruction - Reading and writing are two of the main features of literacy education for both children and out-of-school adults. Components of reading and writing are not mutually exclusive and some educators argue that reading paves way for writing. Therefore, it is crucial to develop reading programs are strong and skill building. Reading processes for children and adults are different but some practices are applicable to both populations despite developmental differences. Therefore, reading programs should take into consideration the literacy program philosophy about reading, unique characteristics of adult learners, strategies to be used and literacy environment....   [tags: Education / Pedagogy]
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Importance of Reading - As far back as I can remember, I was never really that big into reading. Having been diagnosed with learning disabilities as a child, I was never a good reader, but I got plenty of help from my teachers, to help me understand, and take in all the knowledge. Reading as a child can be very hard to do, but by becoming more influenced into finding what interests the person, it can expand your world. The first book I can remember reading was Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This was the first time I sat through a book and really enjoyed every part of it....   [tags: Personal Experience] 518 words
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Reading Comprehension - Reading Comprehension In any interaction with a text, the text is pretty much useless unless the reader can comprehend the meaning of that text. Since narrative, expository, and poetic texts all have different reasons for being written, and different forms of presenting the text, different strategies are needed to comprehend these texts. There are also many reading strategies that can be used for all of these types of text. In order to describe strategies to help develop activities that facilitate comprehension of narrative, expository, and poetic texts one must first have an understanding of what comprehension means, they then need a better understanding of how the human brain works....   [tags: Education]
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The Psychology of Reading - Why do humans reading in order to gain knowledge. In this paper I'll explain how a reading of chapters 2-3 in Genesis can be combined with psychological research to partially explain why we may read. The two chapters of Genesis I’ll discuss demonstrates that acquisition of knowledge implies that it is impossible not to acknowledge that you were once ignorant of whatever it is you have learned. The psychological research explains that whenever you read a story (like this story within Genesis), what you feel during the experience is based on the order of your memory, not on the order of the actual experience depicted....   [tags: Literary Analysis ] 2266 words
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Face Reading - Face reading is the study of a person’s face to understand the nature and certain attributes about that person. Face readers can easily identify if a person is honest, intelligent or reliable. Looking for these characteristics in a person is very easy, but trying to read it is very difficult. How could one read a person from the outset. The face has many different attributes that you will have to understand to read the person properly. Here are some simple steps on how to read faces. Steps: • The Hair: Your hair has the resemblance of physical insulation and overall strength....   [tags: Personality] 1018 words
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Reading Reflection - ... This approach does not limit the critique to just looking at the feelings and emotions but other aspects that are out of these as well. The archetypal patterns can help an individual to see how particular goals can be achieved and also solve some dilemma. One more element that makes this approach to come out clearly is the fact that it can also combine some ancient patterns that relate to mythology. Discussions indicate that myths are preceded by literature in the sense that they help in informing readers about the origin of the myth....   [tags: literary analysis, r.w. clugston]
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ABC of Reading - ... When describing the position of their hands, “our hands were firmly cemented,” (Donne 5) he uses the word cemented in effort to give the lines a monumental stillness. This further demonstrates Donne’s attempt at making his poem concrete rather than abstract just like a monument of bricks and mortar. Donne uses another technique to charge his poem with meaning, known as melopoeia. According to Pound, melopoeia is best defined as “inducing emotional correlations by the sound and rhythm of the speech” (Pound 63)....   [tags: Ezra Pound, Literary Analysis]
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Reading Nightmares - Reading Nightmares Reading nightmares exist at many different levels. There are nightmares at the national and state levels. There are nightmares within the field of reading education, and with teachers across all subject areas. This is a key point in the article “Exploring reading nightmares of middles and secondary school teachers” by William P. Bintz. At the national and state levels, research indicates that students experience a declining interest and slowing development in reading from the seventh grade on (Farr, Fay, Myers , & Ginsberg, 1987)....   [tags: essays papers]
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Reading Recovery - Reading Recovery The ability to read is vital to a child's success in school and throughout life. However, reading achievement in the U. S. is low. In fact, according to the most recent national assessment of educational progress, 44% of U.S. students read below the "basic" level, meaning they exhibit little or no mastery of the knowledge and skills necessary to perform work at grade level (Collins, 79). These statistics have driven school districts, parents, and students scrambling to find something to turn the tide of reading failure....   [tags: Research Papers Learning Education Papers]
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The History of Reading - The History of Reading Anglo-Saxon Chronicle for 871 is the earliest evidence for the existence of Reading It was at some time during this period that the Roman roads radiating from Silchester began to be replaced by roads that met in Reading The area was mostly gravel and well-drained, but was close to the rivers, which provided major transport and trade routes. By the time of the Domesday Survey (1086), Reading was a borough with a population of 500 or so....   [tags: Papers] 526 words
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Accelerated Reading - Accelerated Reading A.R. reading is the new choice of torture among teachers across the Issaquah School District (411). A.R. stands for Accelerated Reading. This is the process in which a student will take a vocabulary test at the beginning of the school year which will be graded. On this grading scale, students receive a reading range in which they are aloud to read books according to their difficulty level. As well as having to read according to what your reading level is, you have to also gain points by taking a test on the book you previously read....   [tags: Teaching Education] 495 words
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summer reading - Summer reading is given to students every year. It is an assignment handed out which is to be completed by the time school starts next year. It is compiled of a list of books in which one must be chosen and read. The assignment also includes a project, usually one that requires time and effort that must be completed as well. Schools are out for the summer. There are no more teachers and no more books. Students are ready for two months of summer fun. Going to the beach and hanging out with friends is what summer is all about....   [tags: essays research papers] 400 words
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An Ethics of Reading - An Ethics of Reading At the age of nine, Edith Wharton fell ill with typhoid. The local doctor told her parents nothing could be done and that their daughter would soon die. Only the ministrations of another physician, who happened to be passing through town and was prevailed upon to examine the girl, saved her life. Her fever fell, and the young Wharton began to recover. During her convalescence, she read voraciously. One of the books she was given contained a “super-natural” tale — a story which turned out to be, in Wharton’s own phrase, “perilous reading” (Wharton, p.275)....   [tags: Edith Wharton Literature Feminism Essays]
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Reading to the Children - Reading to the Children I want to share the experience that I got from reading to the little kids in Washington school. This had been my first time doing community service so I was a little nervous, I didn't think that the kids where going to like me. But when I go to the school and saw the lovable little kids I felt much better. When we got into little groups and started reading they started hugging me and reading along. They made me feel good and I was ready to come back next Thursday....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 703 words
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The Importance of Reading - The Importance of Reading “Why do you read all the time?” A frequently asked question of my past and I still find it repeated even now as I have entered a higher class of the educated. Whenever posed with this blatant criticism of my preferred free time activity, I simply answer with “Why don’t you read all the time?” Of course I might sound like the biggest geek that ever walked the face of the earth, but the fact of the matter is that no matter what negative stereotype is attached to those who read, it has never stopped me from continuing to pursue my joy of literature....   [tags: Teaching Education Essays] 1122 words
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Reading The Light - Reading The Light The story that is most significant to me is “Reading the Light'; by Roger Pfingston. This story felt like it was written from the heart. It is filled with emotions, ones that the author caught in his story very well. Even though I could not empathize with Brian, I did feel sympathetic towards him. When David said to Brian, “Is it really such a surprise. I’m sure you know that your mother and I haven’t been the best of friends lately.'; (6), that was a shock to me....   [tags: essays research papers] 492 words
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Reading Locke - Reading Locke The first caveat to note is that Locke’s political philosophy is divided into two discernible eras – his Oxford period (1652-66) and his Shaftesbury period, when he was employed by Lord Anthony Ashley-Cooper (later Earl of Shaftesbury) from 1666-1683 through his final years following Shaftesbury’s death. The ‘two Lockes’ are somewhat distinguishable and should certainly be born in mind, even if one were to concentrate solely on his Two Treatises, and ignore his earlier thinking. Nonetheless, the Treatises, written in his later incarnation should be read not just as classics in their own right but as the mature culmination of Locke’s political philosophy into an original and insightful theory of government, power, property, trust, and rights, for there are Lockean continuities in his political thinking that reach back into his earliest political sketches....   [tags: essays research papers] 838 words
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Summer Reading - Over the course of this summer I read four books. The books I read were Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J K Rowling, The Giver by Lois Lowry, Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix, and Number the Stars by Lois Lowry again. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J K Rowling was the first book I read this summer and I really liked it. I decided to read the 5th Harry Potter book because I had it and I never really got a chance to read it. The book begins were it had left you of in the 4th book when Harry is just about to enter his 5th year at Hogwarts....   [tags: essays research papers] 768 words
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Journal Reading - Introduction: Journaling is a powerful thing; there are many different uses for a Journal, everything from personal thoughts to keeping an expedition written down for later resource. Many people don’t use Journals which is unfortunate, my focus in this paper is to show the different areas of Journaling and to possibly make it a part of your life. Thesis: My thesis statement is to show the importance of journaling in leadership and other positions. Getting started, it doesn’t take much to get started, all you need is a pen or pencil, preferably a pencil incase you need to change something, but a wise teacher once told me that his mom asked him a very interesting question, “ What do you use on crossword puzzles, a pen or a pencil,” she then later stated “ I always do mine in pen,” now the reason behind her always doing it in pen is so you know you did it write the first time, and you feel confident in that....   [tags: essays research papers] 1600 words
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Reading Content - “The following asocial elements are to be transferred from the prison to the Reichsfuehrer S.S. to be worked to death: persons under protective arrest, Jews, Gypsies, Russians, Ukrainians, Poles . . . Czechs, and Germans with sentences of more than eight years . . . quoted by Reichsfuehrer S. S. Himmler, on September 18, 1942”. When author Ina R. Friedman wrote this book, by accumulating stories from people in various parts of Germany and the U. S., she unveiled hidden truths that not many people had ever had the opportunity to know, whether due to ignorance, sadness and sorrow, humiliation, secretes to be hidden, or just a desperate need to forget....   [tags: essays research papers] 1023 words
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Rhetorical Reading - Rhetorical Reading Essay(Revision) Since they started pouring the concrete for the dam Lake Powell has been a center of controversy. From nature preservationists to ancient ruins advocates the subject has been heated and intense. On the other hand, those who support Lake Powell are just as avid and active in their defense of the reservoir. One of the former, Edward Abbey, sets forth his plea, hoping it does not fall upon deaf ears. Abbey attempts in his article to help the reader visualize Glen Canyon before it was dammed up....   [tags: essays research papers] 1039 words
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Development of Reading Skills - Reading comprehension skill consists of different types of reading which is related to reading styles. The aptitudes of using these skills conserve a lot of time and helps in understanding the meaning from the text. Reading skills can be categorized to four important skills which are, intensive reading, extensive reading, scanning and skimming which have a significant and substantial role in facilitating reading activity. Intensive reading is practicing reading inside the classroom by supervising with a tutor and demands focusing on details in order to comprehend the text appropriately....   [tags: Elementary Education, literacy] 590 words
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Sustained Silent Reading - Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) is a component of many school-reading programs and has been widely used in the classroom for almost 40 years. The implementation of SSR varies to a large degree and research has been mixed regarding it effectiveness in relation to reading attitude and reading comprehension. Lyman C. Hunt, Jr. from the University of Vermont originally introduced the idea of Sustained Silent Reading in the early 1960’s. It gained popularity in the 1970’s with the guidelines provided by reading experts Robert and Marlene McCracken (Pilgreen, 2000; Trelease, 2001)....   [tags: Education]
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Surface Reading and the Decline in Understanding - ... Reading in not mindlessly skimming articles and not knowing what they mean afterwards, but being able to comprehend the material that one has read, including its many facets. From examining my journals, I was able to see that it was hard for me to use depth reading when reading books or articles on electronic devices. As I read many of the articles that were on the internet, I faced a multitude of problems. The most daunting was my desire to multitask; I had the strong urge to check my Facebook page, email, I’M, and even read other articles that I found interesting....   [tags: Decline of the Literate Culture]
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Literature review:Reading Comprehension - In this information–driven age, preparing students to read a variety of texts with complete understanding should likely be one of our educational system’s highest priorities. Understanding is more than just the ability to produce information on demand (knowledge) or the ability to perform learned routines (skills). “Understanding is the ability to think and act flexibly with what one knows.” (Active Learning Practice for Schools, n. d.) A review of the literature in the area of reading comprehension of elementary-age students shows two principle areas of focus....   [tags: Education]
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Sustained Silent Reading - Sustained Silent Reading Most administrators and educators, if asked what is the area that needs the most improvement in schools today, would answer reading. Children seem to battle with reading at almost every grade level. As reported by Trelease (2006) students do not read very much. In one reported study, 90% of the students studied devoted only 1 percent of their free time to reading and 30% to watching television. Fifty percent of the students read for an average of four minutes or less per day, 30% read two minutes per day, and 10% read nothing at all (p....   [tags: Education]
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Theoretical Perspectives on Reading Instruction - Introduction Since the reading movements of the 1980’s and 1990’s, many different theoretical perspectives on teaching reading have been proposed. This paper will examine and discuss major themes, issues, and influences derived from theoretical perspectives on reading instruction that have been proposed since the 1980’s. This paper will also examine four articles related to themes and issues taken from the Grand Canyon University library about reading instruction. The author will relay these articles from the library; to current classroom and personal experiences....   [tags: Education ]
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