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September 28, 2011

Read Kiddo Read

Interesting website run by author James Patterson. An interview with Patterson at CNN: Speaking of boys, here's how to get reluctant readers -- er, boys -- reading and loving it. First, try to understand that boys can be a little squirrelly when it comes to reading, and what's squirrelly about th...

September 22, 2011

'Reading Partners' Comes to NYC

The one-on-one tutoring program aimed at young students who have fallen behind in reading -- and boys would dominate that group -- continues to proliferate. From their website: Growth Reading Partners strives to reach more children in need by expanding both within existing communities and to other...

September 19, 2011

E.D. Hirsch Right (As Always)

Want to know why we see such poor reading and writing scores among 17-year-olds, just as they need them the most to take advantage of post-secondary training and education they need? Listen to Hirsch, who lays it out in a Times commentary: Cognitive psychologists agree that early childhood language...

August 26, 2011

Manning Up on Reading

Suzanne Fields takes on the literacy gap.

August 23, 2011

Girls Twice as Likely to Read

British survey from the National Literacy Trust.

August 22, 2011

Great Essay on Boys and Reading

And it comes from someone who knows something about the subject. From the essay by author Robert Lipsyte: To me and I think to many prospective readers, today's books for boys -- supernatural space-and-sword epics that read like video game manuals and sports novels with preachy moral messages -- o...

August 09, 2011

'Now You See It'

Important new book about digital literacy reviewed by a Times columnist. The book is Now You See It. From the Amazon description: A digital innovator shows how we can thrive in the new technological age. When Cathy Davidson and Duke University gave free iPods to the freshman class in 2003, critic...

August 08, 2011

Questions About Graphic Novels

They need to be raised.

August 03, 2011

The State of Art of Comics (Er, Make That 'Graphic Novels')

From Bluewater Productions. From their press release: COMICS IN THE CLASSROOM; BLUEWATER UNVEILS LESSON PLANS FOR EDUCATORS There was a time that reading a comic book in class was a one-way ticket to detention. However, as educators seek new and innovative ways to inspire learning and comprehens...

August 01, 2011

The Challenge of Teaching Reading

Developing a love of reading on a broad scale may be mission impossible, argues this Chronicle commentator.

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