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“What’s lost as handwriting fades?” asks a NYT article. Apparently, more than anticipated by those who assume that handwriting should no longer be taught in school. Neuroscientists now provide some clues as to why handwriting seems to influence learning in … Continue reading

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Over 1 of 10 adults are illiterate. 2/3 of them are women.In celebration of International Literacy Day 2013, a new UNESCO infographic illustrates the problem: What can be done to improve these numbers? Please join our new Vocabulary Junction communities, and work with us … Continue reading

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Great article on the value of vocabulary: http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/01/building-better-kids-vocabulary-edition It is beyond me how anybody could doubt the importance of vocabulary, unless you have the agenda of keeping those that don’t “need” a strong vocabulary disenfranchised. I’m also growing tired of … Continue reading

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The contest is designed to draw attention to the critical importance of literacy and education for individuals around the world. The contest is open for submission at readingchangedmylife.org. Individuals are encouraged to submit a photograph or video that illustrates “how reading … Continue reading

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A beautiful movie about what it means to be comfortable with language and literacy:   Posted via email from LearnThat’s Blog

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 … And if you care about promoting opportunity and reducing inequality, the classroom is the place to start.”~ Secretary Arne Duncan, October 9, 2009. … or maybe the Internet? Our schools are failing our students… personalized learning coupled with Open and … Continue reading

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It’s not new or surprising: Employing people with weak spelling skills is expensive. Now, web technology actually let’s us measure the damage: A web entrepreneur reports in this BBC article that fixing a spelling mistake doubled his sales from that … Continue reading

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A large study involving 3,000 students has shown that in about 10% of children their problems with academic achievement were actually due to a lack of working memory capacity. http://www.physorg.com/news123404466.html While the article laments that teachers often fail to assess … Continue reading

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