Latest Readability Stories

2014-06-18 23:10:43

School's out, but nonfiction literacy is in. Education technology startup Newsela keeps students' reading skills sharp with leveled news articles tailored to every ability. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 No matter how hard teachers work and how much their students learn during the school year, summer vacation can unravel some of that progress. Students risk losing the skills they’ve built up in the previous year and arriving back in the fall less prepared to pick up where...

2014-04-30 08:42:45

Storia® School Edition Offers 2,000 Fiction, Nonfiction and Classic Children's eBooks for Pre-K to Grade 6 for Group and Independent Classroom Reading NEW YORK, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic today announced the launch of Storia® School Edition, a subscription-based ebook solution for Pre-K through Grade 6, for group and individual classroom reading, and Core Clicks(TM), a web-based instructional program for Kindergarten through Grade 5 that supports content area reading in...

Speed Reading Apps Found To Hamper Comprehension In Some Cases
2014-04-22 12:24:04

Enid Burns for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Speed reading is an enviable trait, yet new research suggests that speed reading apps are not as helpful as they may seem, according to a new Psychological Science study conducted by researchers at the University of California, San Diego. “Our findings show that eye movements are a crucial part of the reading process,” said psychological scientist Elizabeth Schotter of the University of California, San Diego, lead author of the new...

2014-03-26 23:25:38

Award-winning site continues to provide a safe virtual reading community where kids discover, track, review and recommend books. New York, NY (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 BiblioNasium, the fastest growing digital social network that supports and promotes the independent reading activities of young readers, today announces the launch of advanced book review features. Children using the platform to catalog, track and record their reading can now also add their own voice in writing independent...

2014-03-12 23:21:02

HexaGroup utilizes its cutting-edge design and content development expertise to create a dynamic, responsive site for a major player in the oil and gas industry. Houston, Texas (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 HexaGroup Ltd., a digital marketing agency in Houston, announces the launch of the redesigned website for Paradigm®, the largest independent developer of software-enabled solutions to the global oil and gas industry. The new website is a break from the more industrial design that...

2014-03-03 12:28:34

More than 30,000 educators unite K-12 students in shared reading practice challenge WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If the Olympics had a challenge for reading practice, America's students would be gold medal winners! K-12 students read nearly 5 million books to set a new record during Renaissance Learning's "Read the Most Coast to Coast" event held February 28. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20001108/RENAISSANCELOGO The annual event challenges...

2014-02-14 16:26:27

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of thousands of students nationwide will make reading a celebrated event on February 28. More than 30,000 K-12 educators have registered for their students to take part in Renaissance Learning's 3(rd) annual "Read the Most Coast to Coast" challenge. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20001108/RENAISSANCELOGO) The nationwide event calls for students to join in a collective effort to top last year's record of...

2014-01-30 23:03:39

7 Speed Reading™ parent company eReflect announced today their acknowledgement and appreciation of the Hack My Study website, which features advanced speed reading tips for all users. New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 Speed reading software developer eReflect is happy to confirm the significance of Debus Solutions Co’s website, Hack My Study, as an essential resource for readers who seek to improve their speed reading skills and achieve new levels of knowledge acquisition....

2014-01-24 23:01:29

Innovative educational website hackmystudy.com finds 7 Speed Reading™ an efficient and essential tool for improving reading speed and saving time. New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 25, 2014 eReflect’s software 7 Speed Reading™ has been recommended by hackmystudy.com as the go-to solution for improving reading speed quickly and efficiently. Hack My Study is a method-based online resource for improving crucial 21st century skills using rigorous practice methods. Among the skills the...

2013-12-23 23:00:28

Total Reader, a fun online program that motivates reading growth, helps parents give their children targeted reading materials in the same way schools do. The program is now available for tablets and other devices. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2013 Total Reader, a fun online program that motivates reading growth, is now available for tablets and other devices. Parents have long needed a more reliable way to provide targeted reading materials in the same way that schools do. Total...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'