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Sunday, May 11, 2014

This article is based on the Reniassance Reading Program. It shares some interesting information. Please keep in mind that the article is based on a program that is implemented in a variety of ways depending on the school and teachers involved. Enjoy. Courtesy of ASCD SmartBrief.

Report spotlights reading habits of 9.8 million children
"Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Seuss tops the chart of most-read books by early learners, according to the new "What Kids Are Reading" report. Data show 12th-graders read about 15% nonfiction, while The Hunger Games trilogy landed in the top 10 among students in grades 7 to 10. "Anytime a book is turned into a movie ... the book shoots way up in popularity," said Eric Stickney, director of educational research for Renaissance Learning, which conducted the annual survey. The Christian Science Monitor (5/8)Bookmark and Share