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What Research Tells Us About Reading, Comprehension, and Comprehension Instruction

Without comprehension, reading is a frustrating, pointless exercise in word calling. It is no exaggeration to say that how well students develop the …

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, …

How to Mark a Book

<b>From The Saturday Review of Literature, July 6, 1941</b><p>You know you have to read "between the lines" to get the most out of anything. I want to persuade …

The Power of Cautionary Questions: Neil Gaiman on Ray Bradbury’s ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ Why We Read, and How Speculative Storytelling Enlarges Our Humanity

“Ideas, written ideas, are special. They are the way we transmit our stories … from one generation to the next. If we lose them, we lose our shared history. We lose much of what makes us human.”<p><i>“The important thing,”</i> Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in contemplating the cultural role of speculative fiction …