Catie Murphy

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Benefits of Reading: Getting Smart, Thin, Healthy, Happy

When it comes to your brain, researchers have found there's no better superfood than a book.<p>Here’s a simple question—answer it honestly, because your …

The Brain

The Importance of Background Knowledge

To interpret this average correlation, let's consider one student, Jana, who is at the 50th percentile in terms of both her background knowledge and …

International Literacy Association

ILA members: The election closes at 5:00 p.m. on May 8, 2018, so vote today!<p>This new brief defines fluency and the role it plays in skillful …

Writing and Reading: Powerful, Liberating and Potentially Dangerous Tools -- Why it Is Important to Educate Ourselves

We live in an era where information is becoming more and more available. That is a great thing -- most of the time. It can be very powerful and liberating. It can also be very dangerous if the information is wrong, miscalculated or misrepresented. When an article is published or a story broadcasted …

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased. A declaration of members’ interests, of a sort. So, I am going to be talking to you about reading. I’m going to tell you that libraries are important. I’m going to suggest that reading fiction, …