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]
What are the best strategies for reading in college, and actually comprehending what you're reading to make connections? How do people read hundreds of pages a week and comprehend it all?
For a classroom exercise, I need a couple of mid-length (2-6 pages), somewhat provocative editorial-style essays. Difficulty: must be relatively self-contained (no extensive background knowledge required), of mid-level diction and conceptual difficulty (harder than the Daily Mail, easier than Malcolm Gladwell), ideally available online, and on a topic that might interest 18-20-year-olds. [more inside]
This summer I have a lot of reading to do: some books about physics and math applied to sports, others about evidence-based sport conditioning, objectivism, ... stuff that built up because I didn't had to read it.
When I read books I like to have a top down view of the subject but most books' introduction fail to do so, either because it is too short and not enough to give a good overview of each chapter or because they not even try to summarise the contents of the books and on how to use the book. [more inside]
My math knowledge ends just past Newton. What books provide a good, relatively general-audience introduction to the past 150-250 years of problems and developments in mathematics? [more inside]
How do I maintain my focus and make sure my comprehension is maximized when reading (required) heavy or something I don't find terribly interesting? [more inside]
Looking for a short story to read to my school class for them to practice dictation. [more inside]
How do I get a hold of a Lead21 Practice Companion or Phonics Companion for my 3rd grader? [more inside]
Any suggestions for young adult novels in English for a reading class of high-level Japanese university students (18-19 years old)? [more inside]
Can you point me to recent surveys of reading habits in the United States? I'm hoping to find statistics from the last 3-4 years about anything from the average number of books read, time spent reading, digital reading, to whatever else you know about. [more inside]
When should I let my child read Harry Potter and Diary of a Wimpy Kid?? [more inside]
I have a friend in his mid 20s who has, I would guess, a 9th-grade literacy level. I'd like to help him bring that up a bit, so he is more successful in school (he just started at a community college taking business classes). I don't know where to begin! There's soooo much information on the net, I'm having a hard time processing it. Can you suggest a good place to start? [more inside]
How do I get my 6-year-old daughter to read? [more inside]
What New York City Preschools teach children reading before they get to kindergarten? I'm looking for names. Thank you!
How can I help my 13 year old cousin get into reading? [more inside]
Please recommend short books (15-35 min from start to finish) for middle schoolers who read at the 3rd through 5th grade level. [more inside]
WHEN should I have my six year old first grader do her homework? [more inside]
'70s microfilm technology filter - what do (did) you call a gadget for testing or enhancing reading ability by having a student look through a viewer and read one line at a time? [more inside]
What are some famous and/or culturally influential books that are not hard to dive into? [more inside]
Useful tips for self-learning/becoming an autodidact? [more inside]
Help my brother teach sequencing to Kindergarteners.. [more inside]
How do I do a good literature review for a research paper in philosophy? I have access to good resources, but I really want to make sure that I cover everything that's been written on the topic. How can I put myself at ease while making sure I don't miss a beat? [more inside]
Quotefilter: I know, I know, two in a row, but there is a fantastic quote about fostering a love of reading that I am looking for now. Any help would be greatly appreciated. [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good biography of United States president William Henry Harrison? [more inside]
Do you have any advice for teaching English comprehension, as well as reading and writing, to a fifteen year old Filipino street kid who's never been to school a day in his life? [more inside]
I've taken responsibility for a very small children's library and I'd love your ideas for making it awesome. [more inside]
I'd like to learn about biology. Can you recommend some books to get me started? [more inside]
Nonfiction accessible to the layman? [more inside]
What is the best way for me to learn Spanish in order to pass a reading test? [more inside]
I'm looking for popular books, novels, magazines, comic books...in European French (not Canadian French). I'd also like to be able to easily order/purchase them from home (preferably from places like Amazon.com). [more inside]
I want to be a man of letters, but I'm grotesquely undereducated. How do I make time for self-cultivation amidst the never-ending responsibilities of normal life? [more inside]
JapaneseLanguageFilter: I am looking for good practice reading materials that are a happy medium. [more inside]
Is there a correct speed for reading? [more inside]
Gradstudentfilter: What are some strategies for reading 500-900 pages of academic text per week? [more inside]
What educational computer games are best for teaching a 6-year-old to read? [more inside]
Is listening to an audio-book less intellectually stimulating than reading the same book, especially in terms of literacy and increasing vocabulary?
Seeking books on supplemental home schooling and helping teach your kids. [more inside]
What computer books should I buy? i've been given 250 Euro's of book tokens for Waterstones (large UK chain). As I'm in Brussels, I can't thumb through the shelves, but will have to order them, I would appreciate any ideas.
Primarily I am interested in dreamweaver MX, Photoshop 7.0, PHP, asp and website and network management etc.