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Books that a 2nd-grade boy would enjoy reading.

My wonderful partner has a 7-year-old, 2nd-grade son who is having a little trouble keeping up with his peers in the reading department. We're trying to give him some extra attention in that area so that he can catch up, and we'd like to try and foster in him a genuine interest in reading. What books (or comics, or anything) could we give him that he might like, and which would be appropriate for his reading level? [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Sep 17, 2014 - 40 answers

Child reading books in the summer

Hi, My 10 year old girl loves to read. When she gets started, she loves it, but it's the "getting her started" that I have a problem with. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jun 27, 2014 - 33 answers

Downloadable PDFs

I have a few hours waiting in an airport, i know most of the art history documents, but does anyone know any examples of brilliant long reads, in theology, music criticism, general culture and the like, that could keep me entertained, in downloadable pdfs.
posted by PinkMoose on Apr 23, 2014 - 5 answers

How do I mark thousands of emails as read at one time?

I synced my Yahoo mail account with Gmail. Now Gmail displays thousands of unread messages. Most of them are useless notification messages but some may be emails that I want to keep. How can I mark them all as read? I would prefer not to go through the whole list 20 at a time.
posted by kittensofthenight on Mar 5, 2014 - 3 answers

How to stop iMail messages from being marked 'read' after using Outlook?

I use iMail at work and set up to use that email on Outlook at home. I have preview off at both locations. When I use Outlook, it causes all of the messages that I had marked as "unread" as "read" when I get back to work (even if I didn't even look at it). Strangely, Outlook shows ALL unread in outlook. Long story short, Outlook shows all "unread" (which I can deal with) but iMail then shows everything as "read" when I next open it. The problem is that I mark messages as unread when I still need to address them. When this happens, I have lose all of my outstanding items. I do not want to use flags. Is there a setting in Outlook that I need to know about?
posted by Snackpants on Feb 15, 2014 - 2 answers

How to make Thunderbird mark all new messages as read?

I recently started reading all my email on my smartphone. I still want to download every message in Thunderbird on my Mac (to archive it), but I don't want to manually mark everything as read after downloading it. Is there a way to either disable the "unread" flag, or auto-mark all new messages as read when they are received? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on Jan 5, 2014 - 4 answers

Highfalutin' Genre Fiction

Give me your most well written genre fiction! [more inside]
posted by latkes on Nov 4, 2013 - 49 answers

Fingerprint scanner as a USB device

Hmm. You know how barcode scanners are sort of like a keyboard when connected via USB - if you scan a barcode it will just "type" that string of text into whatever you're doing just as if you'd used the keyboard? [more inside]
posted by dance on Sep 4, 2013 - 8 answers

Please teach me how to read

I don't know how to read. Or, rather, I don't know what to do to keep track of the information in difficult, complicated texts. I'm pretty sure someone tried to teach me this when I was in, say, middle school, but I certainly never picked it up. So, now I'm asking Metafilter: how does reading work? [more inside]
posted by meese on Jul 10, 2013 - 15 answers

RPGs for reading, not playing

I like reading pen-and-paper RPG rulebooks. Can you recommend some of your favorites? Extra points for: non-Tolkein universes, a cool new spin on classes or magic, and anything that has interesting non-combat systems. [more inside]
posted by subject_verb_remainder on Jun 8, 2013 - 40 answers

Great short stories to read aloud for ESL teens

I'm looking for a few short stories to read aloud to ESL students between 13 and 16 years old, each divisible into a few 15- to 20-minute chunks, and each engaging. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jun 5, 2013 - 16 answers

What other languages have easy to learn written forms?

What are some languages that are easy to learn to read/write without actually knowing the language? Obviously to an English speaker French and Spanish would be easy to read and write because we mostly use the same alphabet, so I'd like to stay away from languages that use that system. [more inside]
posted by simplethings on May 28, 2013 - 29 answers

Looking for wonderful books I can read to my kids, one chapter at a time

My kids (a boy and a girl) are now five years old, and my wife or I read to them every night before bed. I'd like to start reading larger books to them which we can stretch out throughout a week or more, by reading them a chapter a night. Please help me put together a great reading list of age-appropriate books that will capture their imaginations and inspire happy dreams. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Apr 2, 2013 - 61 answers

Free reads--Best free books to download?

I have to travel very light. It's going to be a boring trip. I have an iPhone. I'm looking to read on the cheap. What are the best free books to download to my iPhone? [more inside]
posted by BlueHorse on Feb 13, 2013 - 21 answers

I can SEE that this is a burned disk.

DVD-R data archives from an old computer are showing up as blank disks on all the new computers I've tried them with. What can I do to get my data? [more inside]
posted by gauche on Feb 13, 2013 - 18 answers

Browsing multiple Word files?

I have a large number of .doc files (50+) that I want to browse through. Is there a faster and more efficient way to do this other than opening them up individually in Word? I'm on PC, running XP.
posted by zardoz on Dec 17, 2012 - 5 answers

Is there a website that provides a quick way to keep track of books I have read?

Is there a website that provides a quick way to keep track of books I have read? [more inside]
posted by mai on Dec 12, 2012 - 14 answers

Reading to a classroom

Book suggestions for reading to my child's grade three class. [more inside]
posted by njk on Oct 29, 2012 - 17 answers

Looking for classic children's literature to read to my class of five year olds

Please recommend me classic children's literature to read aloud to five-year-olds. [more inside]
posted by schmoo on Sep 15, 2012 - 32 answers

Reccomend me where to start my lunchtime reading

I have never been a reader. I want to be. Recommend where I can start; online at lunchtimes at work. Bonus points for shorter stories (at first). [more inside]
posted by Cogentesque on Sep 7, 2012 - 29 answers

Do I listen to 8 year old or let her read quietly for summer homework?

Should I let my 8 year old read out loud to me for summer reading comprehension? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Jul 6, 2012 - 20 answers

Y U NO RESPOND? U READ ALREADY!

Facebook has added read receipts that can't be disabled. This is a horrifying, non-negotiable dealbreaker. Technical ways to get around this without severing the only commonly used link to many of my contacts, and the link to the largest single pool of people? [more inside]
posted by Hollywood Upstairs Medical College on Jun 5, 2012 - 16 answers

Please help me determine/execute the best action plan for learning to read Japanese

I want to be able to read Japanese. There, I said it. I know other people in the world have accomplished this feat, so it shouldn't seem so impossible. But as long as I've been at it, I feel that my progress is excruciatingly glacial, which makes me feel I must be doing it wrong. So I'm here to ask for help. I have seen the many previous questions about learning to read/speak Japanese. There are so many that I won't link to them here, though I have them open in 50 tabs as we speak, and I promise to go over them carefully once again -- but in the meantime: Is there a generally agreed upon BEST METHOD for learning to read Japanese? If time and money were not an object, what would get me where I want to be? Am I being unreasonable to expect a higher rate of forward progress? Am I just doing it wrong?? [more inside]
posted by segatakai on Apr 27, 2012 - 12 answers

"Beset by an aching but chaotic love that refused to focus in the conventional way."

Book recommendations please! I need fiction about difficult or complicated relationships. [more inside]
posted by gursky on Apr 17, 2012 - 38 answers

Site like the digested read.

I love the Digested Read from the Guardian. I am looking for similar sites/blogs/podcasts which provide summaries of newly published books. While I enjoy how John Crace satirizes the style and ideas of the author in his articles, I would sometimes like to read more straight-forward summaries of books. I have a preference for non-fiction, but fiction is also cool.
posted by therubettes on Mar 13, 2012 - 1 answer

When should I let my child pick her own books if I disagree with them?

When should I let my child read Harry Potter and Diary of a Wimpy Kid?? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Dec 12, 2011 - 60 answers

Hotmail Read Receipts?

Does Hotmail have read receipts? [more inside]
posted by glaucon on Sep 2, 2011 - 5 answers

Beautiful study spaces in Toronto?

Are there any beautiful or inspiring study spaces in downtown Toronto? We're graduate students living in the Annex neighbourhood of Toronto looking for somewhere to think and write. We know the cafe scene, Robarts library, and have been to the Pratt library. Are there other interesting and exciting (but still quiet) places to get some work done when we want to get out of the house?
posted by rumbles on Aug 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Toronto place to read/write

A Toronto version of this question: NYC Place to Write. [more inside]
posted by Paquda on Jul 5, 2011 - 8 answers

How do you track your reading progress?

How do you track your reading progress (not just "Books Read" progress)? [more inside]
posted by coldblackice on Jun 15, 2011 - 11 answers

A good passage is hard to find.

I'm going to be participating in this event for the Brooklyn Public Library this weekend. What should I read? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Jun 9, 2011 - 11 answers

Which NYC preschools teach kids to read?

What New York City Preschools teach children reading before they get to kindergarten? I'm looking for names. Thank you!
posted by SarahWriter on Jan 10, 2011 - 2 answers

Learning how to read: a primer

Recommend to me materials to help a 5 year old learn to read. [more inside]
posted by boo_radley on Dec 27, 2010 - 25 answers

WHEN is best time to do homework with 6 year old?

WHEN should I have my six year old first grader do her homework? [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh on Oct 19, 2010 - 21 answers

I turn the tap on and there's water there..... Yep.

I am woefully (and willfully I guess) ignorant. What's the best way to remedy this? [more inside]
posted by Small Pockets on Aug 8, 2010 - 21 answers

Hurts Like the Dickens

How do I read and comprehend older literature? [more inside]
posted by makethemost on Jul 27, 2010 - 30 answers

What's a good way to expand one's vocabulary?

What's a good way to expand one's vocabulary? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jul 16, 2010 - 23 answers

Where are the great coffee/tea shops in Metrowest Massachusetts?

Massachusetts Burbs Filter: I live in the Metro-west area of Massachusetts (Hopedale, Milford, Medway, Bellingham), where are the great coffee shops and places for chilling out and doing some writing or just relaxing with a cup of tea and a good book? [more inside]
posted by modoriculous on Jun 17, 2010 - 1 answer

Teach me to teach reading?

I have a 14 month old that's just about to start talking. I'd like to start teaching her how to read. Problem is i don't know how. I mean i know how to read myself, but I have no idea how to teach someone, especially a non verbal toddler how to. Any tips, tricks, books, anecdotes, etc appreciated. Thanks.
posted by ramix on Mar 10, 2010 - 46 answers

Coem on Kindle, light my fire.

How can I "test drive" a Kindle? [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Jan 8, 2010 - 25 answers

Someplace to read, write, work alone at night in NYC

Someplace to read, write, relax alone at night in NYC. [more inside]
posted by laptolain on Nov 7, 2009 - 6 answers

need publisher, imagination will travel

I've recently begun work on a children's book. It is inspired by my granddaughter. I was wondering if anyone had any information on how to get a children's book published? Suggested Publishers? Also, any other information pertaining to this process, would be appreciated. ***I realize that children's books are a dime a dozen...but mine just might be spectacular ;)***
posted by gypseefire on Oct 17, 2009 - 4 answers

Libraries are awesome

I've taken responsibility for a very small children's library and I'd love your ideas for making it awesome. [more inside]
posted by serazin on Sep 3, 2009 - 14 answers

What are your favorite books to read aloud to young children?

What are your favorite books to read aloud to young children? [more inside]
posted by palliser on Jul 15, 2009 - 27 answers

I want to read while in Califorinia

Will be living between Joshua Tree and LA county for 3 months...how do I get a library card? [more inside]
posted by Jesus Malverde on Jul 6, 2009 - 12 answers

Hard Drive Recoverable?

I just pulled an older computer out of the closet to donate, and yesterday it booted up fine. Today, I get an error stating "A disk read error occured, press CTL ALT DEL to reboot." I used UBCD for Windows and I cannot see the hard drive when I boot from there either. What other avenues should I explore to try and fix the disk, or is it toast and the files unrecoverable? I am willing to open it up. Thanks in advance. [more inside]
posted by jules1651 on Jun 26, 2009 - 7 answers

Good places to study along the 1 line in NYC?

What is a good place to study in the evening and at night along the 1 line between Penn Station and City College? [more inside]
posted by Outis on Jun 10, 2009 - 7 answers

Fix disk drive error or pay for data recovery?

Computer has "disk read error press ctrl + alt + delete" problem. I would like to get the data off it, and put it on a new computer. Is this something I can get fixed and then get the data off of it? Or do I need to pay out the nose for a data recovery person? [more inside]
posted by dios on Jun 9, 2009 - 20 answers

What's the best way to teach my daughter to read?

What's the best way to teach my daughter to read? [more inside]
posted by lexfri on May 16, 2009 - 35 answers

See Jane run. Run, Jane, run!

What's your take on My Baby Can Read? [more inside]
posted by atchafalaya on Mar 14, 2009 - 26 answers

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