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2014-01-25 23:01:24

Reading Horizons celebrates thirty years of teaching students to read using a proven phonics based methodology. North Salt Lake, UT (PRWEB) January 25, 2014 2014 marks the 30th year that Reading Horizons, an innovative and growing literacy development company, has been improving the lives of children and adults with a time-tested method for teaching reading. In its first year in business, Reading Horizons partnered with educator Charlotte Lockhart to develop educational software based on...

E-Reading Americans On The Rise, Yet Print Books Remain Most Popular
2014-01-17 08:43:02

[ Watch the Video: Do You Prefer E-Books Or An Old-Fashioned Book? ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The percentage of Americans who read e-books is on the rise, although few have entirely replaced print books for electronic versions, a new Pew Research Center poll finds. The survey of more than 1,000 people revealed that the percentage of adults who have read an e-book in the past year jumped 28 percent, up from 23 percent at the end of 2012. At the same...

2014-01-09 23:02:46

eReflect endorses Canada’s national reading campaign with its latest blog post on the benefits of reading, revealing how reading affects both people’s mental and physical health. New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 Speed reading software developer eReflect reveals its support for Canada’s national reading campaign in the latest Spreeder blog post, in which the multifaceted benefits of reading are laid out clearly. This blog post is designed to raise awareness on the wide...

2014-01-07 23:02:28

Sharing spelling teaching games, ideas, and activities should be a standard practice for educators. Tim Weibel shares his own techniques, resources, and spelling ideas with UltimateSpelling.com readers. New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Teachers and parents are always in search of new, exciting ways to make learning less tedious and more fun for the children in their care. Tim Weibel of Super Teacher Ideas knows how important it is to have access to good information on teaching...

2013-12-31 23:25:20

Across the US, fifth-graders are tested in early January for how many words per minute they can read correctly. Teachers can use these findings for more than planning reading instruction: they can also get helpful clues about a child’s near vision. Shoreline, Washington (PRWEB) December 31, 2013 Every October, January, and June, children across Washington are assessed for reading in various ways. The youngest ones are tested for letter recognition and sight words; the oldest ones are...

2013-12-28 23:00:59

Literacy is a central skill for success. Carl Foster’s story of adult education exemplifies the importance of finding opportunities for learning and knowledge growth as indispensable tools in a successful life. New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 29, 2013 Reading can change lives, as the story of Carl Foster illustrates. In a recent blog post, eReflect looked at the opportunities and strengths literacy offers to people, and focused on telling the story of Carl Foster to highlight this...

2013-12-27 23:01:35

Rebecca Downs is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession. Garden City, NY (PRWEB) December 27, 2013 NAPW honors Rebecca Downs as a 2013/2014 Professional Woman of the Year for leadership in speech pathology with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women is a...

2013-12-23 23:02:11

Spelling bees are not reserved for young spellers. Adults can also improve their spelling skills through various spelling bee contests, says eReflect. New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 24, 2013 eReflect, developer of Ultimate Spelling™ software, emphasized today that adults can and should improve their spelling skills, and that spelling bees are not just for young students. Lifelong education should focus first on ensuring that basic skills such as spelling and keyboarding are mastered...

2013-12-22 23:03:04

By combining trains and games with phonics-based learning, children learn reading skills while being entertained (PRWEB) December 22, 2013 Phonics has become one of the primary literacy tools to learn reading. As children learn the sounds associated with letters, they can then more easily figure out words. That’s why Intellijoy has developed its popular Kids ABC Trains Game, featured on Windows* 8.1 tablets with an Intel® Atom™ processor. Children enjoy interacting with the...

2013-12-14 23:00:40

7 Speed Reading™ blog readers recently got a chance to read speed reading advice provided by the Shilin Institute, an organization which helps thousands of people improve their reading efficiency and speed. New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 15, 2013 eReflect recently interviewed Martin Sam, managing director of the Shilin institute, a Cape Town based organization that helps people improve their speed reading skills. The Shillin Institute came into life when Dmitry Shilin decided to...