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Reading is not Random! Oh, wait. I guess it can be.

Bookstart

Bookstart offers the gift of free books to all children at key ages before they start school, to inspire a love of reading that will give children a flying start in life.

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Try this out to help inspire a love of reading. 

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Problems Only Book Lovers Understand


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If You Spill Water On This Book, That’s A Good Thing – NPR

The Drinkable Book has water filters in each page. Tear out a page, pour dirty water over it and bacteria will be killed. But is this the best way to clean up the developing world’s water supply?

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Amazon’s top-selling book promises to put your kids to sleep – New York Post

A children’s story that boasts about its ability to put kids to sleep at bedtime has topped Amazon’s best-seller list, the first time a self-published book has claimed the top spot. “The Rabbit Who…

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Cooperative Learning Structures and Deep Learning

Cooperative learning structures such as jigsaw and think-pair-share are widely used in college classrooms. The two most basic tenets of cooperative learning involve positive interdependence and individual accountability.

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CNN Student News is Back for 2015-2016

For years CNN Student News has been my go-to resource for current events lessons for middle school and high school students. This week CNN started to roll out new Student News episodes for the 2015-2016 school year.

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Nice, keeping up and keeping students engaged. 

 

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Libraries on the front lines of the homelessness crisis in the United States – Phys.Org

Libraries are increasingly a sanctuary for people who are homeless or mentally ill. We wondered how libraries function on the front lines of social service provision.

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Libraries help in so many ways!

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Bestselling books the week of 8/20/15, according to IndieBound* – Christian Science Monitor

What’s selling best in America’s independent bookstores this week?

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Romanian City Gives Free Bus Rides To Passengers Who Read Books Inside

To encourage more people to read on public transportation, I proposed to our mayor Emil Boc that the city not charge passengers who read books. It took me more than a year to make this proposal a reality.

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Test Yourself: 6 Questions From a Third-Grade Reading Test – New York Times

Read a passage from the third-grade reading test called “Secrets Are Hard to Keep” and answer the six questions that students were tested on.

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