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Three Simple Steps to Improve Reading Comprehension

High school has truly begun. Your daughter brings home her English literature class syllabus. You try to restrain your eyes from popping out of your head as you peruse the difficult list…

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Almost 50% of College Freshman Not Ready for College!

Almost Half of College Freshmen Surprised About Lack of Preparedness for College By Deborah Williams While it’s true that the number of high school graduates attending college has reached record levels, about…

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3 Reading Skills to Improve This Summer

How can you enhance your reading skills this summer? Here are three reading tips for you: 1) Zip through a light popular fun book: increase your pace, push your eyes past tiny…

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Enjoy your summer reading book!

If your school assigns you a required reading book for the summer, here are some reading tips to help you maximize understanding of your book: If you own your book, take notes…

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Do we need physical universities for education?

Do we need physical universities for education?.

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Summer Reads! Award Winning Books for Teens

Award Winning Books for Teens  for 2011 Read this annotated list of engaging books from the Abe Lincoln Book Award Winners http://www.islma.org/pdf/2011AnnotatedMasterList.pdf

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Improve your vocabulary

Using Context Clues An effective way to understand unfamiliar words while reading is to use the other words in the sentence to make meaning of the word. Sometimes a sentence will provide…

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Use that dictionary!

When reading a word you do not know, take the time to look up the definition, write  down in your book, or use the iBooks app to annotate your text.

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Reread your chapter!

Studies show that a quick reread of the challenging literature you read once will dramatically improve your reading comprehension.

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Fine tune your reading skills!

* Reread challenging material * Summarize each chapter – write down important events * Look up new vocabulary words – write the definition in your book

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