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Early Readers May Learn Better With Certain Kinds Of Variation In Words
2012-11-01 15:31:07

University of Iowa UI study breaks new ground in reading development research Many educators have long believed that when words differ on only one sound, early readers can learn the rules of phonics by focusing on what is different between the words. This is thought to be a critical gateway to reading words and sentences. But scientists at the University of Iowa are turning that thinking on its head. A recent study published in Developmental Psychology shows certain kinds of...

Early Warning System For Struggling Young Readers
2012-10-12 05:18:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is already known that if a 7-year-old is easily reading the "Harry Potter" books, he or she will be a strong reader later in life. It is also a given that if a 7-year-old is struggling with "The Cat in the Hat," that child will mostly likely struggle with reading from there on out. A new study from Stanford University demonstrates that brain scans can identify the neural differences between the two readers. These scans might...

2012-09-14 23:03:53

The Kent State University study has revealed that readers can expand their vocabulary through incidental vocabulary acquisition, announces Ultimate Vocabulary. Incidental vocabulary acquisition occurs when readers encounter unfamiliar words in their day to day reading. New York City, NY (PRWEB) September 15, 2012 A study by Dr. Jocelyn Folk, associate professor at Kent State University, has shown that when skilled readers encounter new words within a text, they are able to come away with...

2012-08-17 23:01:33

With their speed reading platform currently dominating the self-improvement software market, 7 Speed Reading today announces why reading faster is vital to a more successful life. New York City, New York (PRWEB) August 17, 2012 While technology is paving the way to easier communication, its by-product is quickly sending the world into information overload. Today, the creators of 7 Speed Reading announce their intention to unravel the mystery and explain why reading faster is a vital twenty...

2012-07-23 23:01:04

Online Reading Program Recommends Seven Games for Building Reading Skills When School is Out Los Altos Hills, Calif. (PRWEB) July 23, 2012 Building reading skills through games can be an effective and engaging literacy tool. Not only are games fun, but they also provide a different way for children to process information and build creativity. With school out for the summer, various reading-focused games can be purchased, played online or created using common household items, said Deme...

Language Translator Startup Duolingo Gets Funding From TV Star
2012-06-20 12:00:14

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com While he only plays a billionaire who made his fortune as a savvy tech visionary, actor Ashton Kutcher could be helping computer scientists Luis von Ahn and Severin Hacker actually become dotcom successes. Kutcher, who replaced actor Charlie Sheen in the hit CBS comedy “Two and a Half Men,” where he plays a successful software programmer who sold his company to Microsoft for a billion dollars, has made an independent investment in Duolingo, a...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.