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E Schickler

EBSCOhost: Book industry will miss 'Potter' - 0 views

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    The book industry will suffer a hit when the Harry Potter books aren't as popular. So many people read all the books and it was such a great time for the finances of the book business. Many people agree that Harry Potter will be missed.
K Burt

EBSCOhost: Getting an early start on reading - 0 views

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    This article is about the importance of starting children out reading at an early age. The earlier you read to your children and teach them to sound out words the more literate they will become. The year before the child goes to kindergarten is the year you should really push to teach children literacy.
K Burt

EBSCOhost: Sharing Books and Stories to Promote Language and Literacy - 0 views

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    This article is about the book that talks abot how different children read and learn differently. It gives good tips on how to figure out your childs best way of learning and reading, It has different sections about reading and learning
K Burt

EBSCOhost: The Harry Potter phenomenon--Part 2 - 0 views

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    This article talks about what makes Harry Potter so appealing to young people and why it encourages them to read. The books inspire children to read and think. They also encourage young people to use their imaginations.

K Burt

EBSCOhost: It's official: Potter helps - 0 views

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    This article talks about how Harry Potter has truly had a major impact on the literacy of young people. It give statistics of how many young people feel it has made them become more interested in reading. The article also gives results of studies done at a few universities

K Snyder

Parents involvement can help - 0 views

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    This athor of the article talks about some ways in which the achievment gap can be closed. they discussed how having school year round could help, but by doing studies it has not increased the students knowledge. There are more practical solutions that need to evolve. The author suggests that if the student is taught reading strategies from their home life, then it will impact the students literacy greatly.
T  O Hearn

Moving Beyond No Child Left Behind with the Merged Model for Reading Instruction. - 0 views

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    The is article discusses what some think would be a better model for reading than presented in the No Child Left Behind Act. This new model combines three former reading models (cognitive model, stage model, and the Pracek Model) to help teachers with developing readers. This model is supposedly superior despite its complexity because of its broad reach and practical purposes. This article does not really define what it wrong with the No Child Left Behind Act, but instead presents a model that might be more beneficial to children learning how to read.
P Charbat

Oprah Boosts Amazon's Kindle as "Amazing" - 0 views

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    This article talks about the new electronic Kindle and how Oprah "boosts" it on her show. She talked about how much she loved the gadget and had a representative from Amazon come and talk about it. This article will be useful to me because it shows her diverse ways in which she promotes reading. She has been very succesful with her book club and encouraging people to read the books she has found and now she promotes the Kindle as well. Oprah will prove to be powerful in this area pertaining to reading as well. She is all about encouraging America to love reading.
T  O Hearn

Children's Literature in a Testing Time. - 0 views

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    The article explains the Reading First Initiative in the No Child Left Behind Act. The author further discusses the need for more in depth research on literature based education and teaching practices. The article touches on various classroom teaching methods and analyzes literacy in several Children's literature professional journals.
T  O Hearn

Building a Case Against Scripted Reading Programs - 0 views

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    Milosovic talks about research shows that scripted curricula set by the No Child Left Behind Act
    fails to meet the desired goal of increased literacy. She particularly mentions the negative
    aspects of the law which include, the time it requires, lack of individual attention on students,
    and the lack of focus on reading comprehension. Her research covers many cities and states and
    much can be learned from her article.
P Charbat

Why Oprah Opens Readers' Wallets - 0 views

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    This article discusses Oprah as 20 to 100 times more of a powerful influence than any other media personality. This is interesting to see how popular she really is with our country and how Oprah connects readers and sells books like no one has ever been able to do before. The article brings up her powerful line "Read this book." When she says this people do it! It will be a good article to get information out of about how people are affected.



P Charbat

Reading between the lines week by week in 2007 - 0 views

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    This article is very interesting and useful for my research. It gives a week by week break down of the rankings of the books That Oprah has mentioned on her show. It shows how much it is still a factor in how America reads and what they buy. The 2007 list is very impressive just like when she began talking about books in the 90's. This will be a good thing that I can look at and draw some conclusions on about books and effects.
P Charbat

Oprah's Kids Picks - 0 views

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    This article shows another side of what Oprah is doing with her power. She had been so successful in making adult books popular and famous so she created a Kids list for books as well. This list is just as popular and the amount of people buying these books is still unbelievable. The article goes into again how easily Oprah can make people buy and read something. It will be helpful to me in my paper because it shows how Oprah is not just influential in one area of reading but all different age groups as well.
P Charbat

Oprah propels some first novelists to the stars - 0 views

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    This article shows another example of how Oprah has had huge influence over what America is reading. Two new authors like Jacquelyn Mitchard and Wally Lamb, were made famous because of Oprah. Mitchard's book went from 100,000 sales to 900,000 when Oprah talked about it on her show. The new authors are very appreciative and surprised at the effect that Oprah has had on their careers. This is helpful because it gives another view of why she is successful in controlling what our country is reading. She has made nobody authors into successful and famous just by talking about their book on her show.
P Charbat

From Obscurity to Bestseller: Examining the Impact of Oprah's Book Club Selections. - 0 views

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    The authors of this article work to express how huge of a deal Oprah Winfrey is in our reading world. They point out how in the years that Oprah talked about her book club weekly on her show; all of the books were on America's top 150! This is a huge point to support my claim of influence that Oprah has over us. This article was extremely helpful also because there were a lot of graphs that showed the huge relationship between Oprah's announcement and ranking of book. The article gives many more stats and examples of influence and will be very useful to me in my paper.
P Charbat

10 years of best sellers how the landscape has changed - 0 views

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    In this Article Minzesheimer discusses Oprah Winfrey's effect on the popular things to read in America. The best sellers have been influenced hugely over the years. The article discussing J.K. Rowling's influence and Oprah's influence all in the same article. This shows me how relevant Oprah has been in the reading of our country. To be put in the same category as the writer of Harry Potter, she must be making a big effect. The article mentions Oprah as being "publishing's darling" and goes into talking about the Oprah effect. This article gives good background information on the effects Oprah has made in reading over the years.
M Riffel

EBSCOhost: The Importance of Deep Reading - 0 views

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    This is a rather confusing article I came across on deep reading. It is well written but very wordy. Definitely written for very intelligent people, but adds good facts about reading.
Abby Purdy

One-Way Traffic? Connections between Literacy Practices at Home and in the Nursery - 0 views

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    This article reports on a small-scale study which examined the home literacy practices of a group of 3 and 4 year-old children in a working-class community in the north of England and explored how far these practices were reflected in the curriculum of the nursery the children attended. The data illustrate that there was a dissonance between out-of-school and schooled literacy practices and that there was more evidence of nursery literacy practices infiltrating the home than vice versa. Children's literacy practices in the home were focused on media and popular cultural texts and the article argues for greater recognition of these contemporary cultural practices in early years policy documentation and curriculum guidance. (Abstract taken from JSTOR.)
Abby Purdy

Home Literacy: Opportunity, Instruction, Cooperation and Social-Emotional Quality Predi... - 0 views

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    In this prospective study home literacy is considered a multifaceted phenomenon consisting of a frequency or exposure facet (opportunity), an instruction quality facet, a parent-child cooperation facet, and a social-emotional quality facet. In a multiethnic, partly bilingual sample of 89 families with 4-year-old children, living in inner-city areas in the Netherlands, measures of home literacy were taken by means of interviews with the parents and observations of parent-child book reading interactions when the target children were ages 4, 5, and 6 years. At age 7, by the end of Grade 1, after nearly 1 year of formal reading instruction, vocabulary, word decoding, and reading comprehension were assessed using standard tests. Vocabulary at age 4 and an index of the predominant language used at home were also measured in order to be used as covariates. Correlational and multiple regression analyses supported the hypothesis that home literacy is multifaceted. Home literacy facets together predicted more variance in language and achievement measures at age 7 than each of them separately. Structural equations analysis also supported two additional hypotheses of the present research. First, the effects of background factors (SES, ethnicity, parents' own literacy practices) on language development and reading achievement in school were fully mediated by home literacy, home language, and early vocabulary. Second, even after controlling for the effects of early vocabulary and predominant home language, there remained statistically significant effects of home literacy, in particular, opportunity, instruction quality, and cooperation quality. (Abstract taken from JSTOR.)
K Spain

Parent Involvement in Reading - 0 views

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    This article is about how parents play a major role in a child's development of literacy. It tells you different programs to help parents communicate and get involved. Your child's academic success depends on their literacy so parents need to be active in this process.
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