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Sometimes our vocational ed (CTE) students have a difficult time reading technical literature because the heavy use of jargon gets in their way, hampering comprehension and frustrating those students who may prefer hands-on learning situations. VocabGrabber can help prevent this experience: students can "grab" a text's jargon beforehand, preview those terms, and then head back to the text with a good understanding of the key concepts they will encounter while reading.  Continue reading...
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You're 13 years old. It's a warm autumn Saturday and you're stuck at home, sprawled across the living-room couch, while all your friends are busy. "Mom," you say — dragging out the word to three syllables. "I'm bored. I have nothing to do."

"Go read a book," she says tartly. And you roll your eyes. Mothers just don't get it.  Continue reading...
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Blog Excerpts

How We Read Online

Are online readers "selfish, lazy, and ruthless"? That's the theory of Web guru Jakob Nielsen. Slate's Michael Agger investigates.

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Blog Du Jour

Summer Reading Clubs

Public libraries are branching out online to encourage young readers this summer. Check out these reading club resources, or find programs through your own local library.

New York Summer Reading Program

California Summer Reading Program

Texas Reading Club Jubilee

Teen Summer Reading Club (Canada)

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Books & Beer

Which beers go best with recent works of fiction? Why not ask the writers themselves? Omnivoracious investigates, here and here.
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Dog Eared

Books we love

Reading the Classics

Want to brush up on the canon of great books? Get some guidance from those in the know!

The Well-Educated Mind

Great Books

The New Lifetime Reading Plan

Books that Changed the World

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