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These Classic ‘Simpsons’ Moments As Upworthy Headlines Will Restore Your Faith In Something Something

Anyone who has spent any time at all on the Internet over the past year has seen those click-bait-y, Upworthy-style headlines spread like weeds. You know the ones: “What Happened When One Little Boy Taught His Dog The Lyrics To ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’? The Answer Might Surprise You,” “This Video Of A …

Upworthy headline for molestation: A bridge too far.

<i>Upworthy</i>-style headlines aimed at exploiting reader curiosity are all the rage these days, but I'd say this is a case study in how you can't just …

The Upworthy Generator

Writer and Developer Mike Lacher has hilariously captured the Upworthy essence with the Upworthy Generator . Just click on the button or refresh the …

Seeking Help for a Struggling Reader: 8 Steps for Parents

Below are the steps to take to ensure your child receives the help he or she needs to succeed.<p>Remember, don't give up or necessarily believe that …

Waiting Rarely Works: Late Bloomers Usually Just Wilt

For thirty years, up until about a decade ago, the idea of "late bloomers" was widely believed among researchers and educators alike. "Late bloomer" …

Recognition and Response: An Early Intervening System for Young Children At-Risk for Learning Disabilities

This document describes what is known about an early intervening system being developed for young children (i.e., 3 to 5 year-olds), called …

Why Some Children Have Difficulties Learning to Read

Effective Reading Interventions for Kids with Learning Disabilities

A worried mother says, "There's so much publicity about the best programs for teaching kids to read. But my daughter has a learning disability and …

Seven Strategies to Teach Students Text Comprehension

1. Monitoring comprehension<p>Students who are good at monitoring their comprehension know when they understand what they read and when they do not. …

Benefits of Reading Aloud

Reading hasn't always been a silent activity and the experience of reading aloud can be enjoyed by people at any age.<p>Back in the fourth century, …

Smart pajamas read your kids a bedtime story

Get ready to scan your children. The timeless onesie's getting a digital upgrade with a set of jammies that link to stories and lullabies on a smart device.<p>Technology has tiptoed into kids' pajamas with onesies covered in QR codes that link to bedtime stories.<p>"It's time for bed, Tommy. Brush your …

Kids

Dyslexic Jamie Oliver reads his first book

ES News Email<p>Jamie Oliver has written nearly 20 recipe books but has revealed he only just finished reading his first novel.<p>The 38-year-old father of …

Video Games May Improve Reading Skills In Children With Dyslexia: Study

Think video games are bad for kids? You might have to reconsider. A team from the University of Padua published a paper Thursday called "Action Video Games Make Dyslexic Children Read Better," which presents evidence that playing action-oriented video games can increase the reading comprehension …

Dyslexia has a language barrier

Readers of Chinese use different parts of the brain from readers of English, write Brian Butterworth and Joey Tang<p>Alan's parents are English, but he was born and grew up in Japan. He would pass as a native speaker of either language. What brought Alan to the notice of Taeko Wydell, an expert on …

Language Learning

Dyslexia: a positive advantage, even for writers

<b>Did you know that many famous writers are/were dyslexic, including Agatha Christie, F Scott Fitzgerald and George Bernard Shaw? If you’re dyslexic</b> …

Reading Disabilities: 15 Causes and 10 Solutions - Minds in Bloom

Many young learners encounter obstacles with the reading process and, for some, it is a pervasive problem. New estimates report that as many as 1 in …

Text Complexity and English Learners—Building Vocabulary

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are changing curriculum planning and classroom instruction in many ways. One significant change involves the …

Unique Words Require Unique Instruction

The Common Core State Standards include a component that has not been included in previous standards documents of either states or national …

7 Actions that Teachers Can Take Right Now: Text Complexity

A separate standard for text complexity in the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) means that this feature of reading development is at the center of …

For Those Who Want to Lead, Read

When David Petraeus visited the Harvard Kennedy School in 2009, one of the meetings he requested was with author Doris Kearns Goodwin. Petraeus, who holds a PhD in International Relations from Princeton, is a fan of <i>Team of Rivals</i> and wanted time to speak to the famed historian about her work. …

Foreign languages: how to memorise vocabulary

To “get by” in a language it takes a vocabulary of about 120 basic words. Anne Merritt explains how to learn them.<p>When trying to learn a foreign language, most of us have the same complaint: “I’m just not good at memorising.” Learning new vocabulary can be daunting, especially for busy adults whose …