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Posts Tagged: summer reading

Choice Encourages Reading

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Students who read four to six books in a summer are more likely to maintain their reading skills between semesters. As a result, many schools develop summer reading programs to help stave off the inevitable intellectual decline students face during the summer months. However, assigning books to students might be less effective than allowing them to choose. […]

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Travel Writing for Summer Reading

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The New York Times Book Review recently published a summer reading special issue. In it, the terrific British travel writer and novelist Lawrence Osborne has an essay on travel writing, along with some summer reading recommendations. He writes about books by John Waters, Iain Sinclair, and Tim Butcher and ruminates on what we look for […]

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Has Summer Reading Sucked on a Universal Level All Along?

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If you remember feeling oppressed by summer reading assignments—or skipping it altogether, opting to half-ass it and watch the movie adaptations instead—you aren’t alone. At The Millions, Carolyn Ross argues that these assignments are “killing a love of reading” for students everywhere. A high school English teacher herself, she outlines some fundamental problems with the grading […]

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Summer Reading Fun

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Want to be on the same literary wavelength as a Pulitzer prize winning author this summer? Consciously planning your summer reading synchronicity with Jeffrey Eugenides is fun. So is hiking in the Alps, but there are more barriers to accomplishing that goal, so here is some summer reading fun to plan.

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