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It’s almost time for that final bell to ring that will free you from your desk. The last thing you’re thinking about is the purpose of the lecture. That pesky seconds hand on the clock seems to be pecking away at the time slower than usual. The history teacher’s lecture […]
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Just because something was written a long time ago doesn’t mean it’s going to be boring or irrelevant. However, there are some books out there that are a little more difficult to get through than others. The best way to approach these books is with cognitive flexibility. We need to […]
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Reading literature is very beneficial to understanding the human condition and seeing how we’re all relative in one way or another. Whether you’re reading William Shakespeare, Ralph Waldo Emerson, J.K. Rowling, or Ernest Cline, the author has something to say about the human race or the world we live in. […]
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In this post, a special guest presents three reading tips to help with: Reading fluency Organization of ideas Comprehension Meet our guest, Chewbacca! (Video by Mike Bitanga.) Let’s take a closer look at Chewie’s reading tips. 1. Read out loud. Reading out loud helps with reading fluency. By reading out loud, you are more likely […]
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Finding the theme in a story or reading passage can be tricky. A theme is presented indirectly which means we must make an inference based on the information we’re presented with throughout a story. The author could tell a story, and at some point insert a line that says: “The theme […]
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What do you think of when you see the term active reader? Someone running down the street while reading a book at the same time? That’s not exactly what active reading is. Let’s explain the concept by first looking at the opposite of active reading, passive reading. Passive Reading Passive […]
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