Posts Tagged With: Reading

Do E-Books Make It Harder to Remember What You Just Read?

This week the EdFive is full-on digitally focused.  The first entry may seem like a big, fat, PAUSE button, but be sure to read all the way through. The differences aren’t as significant as headlines indicate and the new iPad has “page folding” technology.  More research needed… [EF]

I received a Kindle for my birthday, and enjoying “light reading,” in addition to the dense science I read for work, I immediately loaded it with mysteries by my favorite authors. But I soon found that I had difficulty recalling the names of characters from chapter to chapter. At first, I attributed the lapses to a scary reality of getting older — but then I discovered that I didn’t have this problem when I read paperbacks.

When I discussed my quirky recall with friends and colleagues, I found out I wasn’t the only one who suffered from “e-book moments.” Online, I discovered that Google’s Larry Page himself had concerns about research showing that on-screen reading is measurably slower than reading on paper.

This seems like a particularly troubling trend for academia, where digital books are slowly overtaking the heavy tomes I used to lug around.

FULL ARTICLE: Do E-Books Make It Harder to Remember What You Just Read?

POST SOURCE: Healthland –  TIME

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The Business Case for Reading Novels

FINALLY!!! An answer to all of the metrics-driven, bottom-line, how will this help my child be successful in REAL life questions regarding reading.  That noise you hear is librarians and English departments celebrating…

I’ve been a devoted, even fanatical reader of fiction my whole life, but sometimes I feel like I’m wasting time if I spend an evening immersed in Lee Child’s newest thriller, or re-reading The Great Gatsby. Shouldn’t I be plowing through my in-box? Or getting the hang of some new productivity app? Or catching up on my back issues of The Economist? That slight feeling of self-indulgence that haunts me when I’m reading fake stories about fake people is what made me so grateful to stumble on a piece in Scientific American Mind by cognitive psychologist Keith Oatley extolling the practical benefits to be derived particularly from consuming fiction.

LINK: The Business Case for Reading Novels by Anne Kreamer

Post Source: Harvard Business Review

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An Interactive Strategy for Reading Assignments

Jill Spencer offers a reading strategy that can be used in ALL subjects, as well as ways to differentiate the activity based on skill level and/or interest.  PLUS, there’s a link to a google search that lists other ways teachers have implemented this strategy.

Student: “I don’t get it.”

Teacher: “What don’t you understand?”

Student: “Any of it!”

Sound familiar? When it comes time for class discussion about a reading assignment, teachers are often disappointed by the lack of student participation. The kids don’t have a clue what they should say and desperately hope the teacher doesn’t call on them.

LINK: An Interactive Strategy for Reading Assignments in All Content Areas

Post Source: Middle Level iNsider from the Association of Middle Level Education

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MICDS second-graders read for 250,000 minutes

Straight-forward…just for the sake of it!

Link to  ARTICLE

Link to Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School

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