A blog to share information on literacy strategies across contents and grade levels. Metacognitive strategies included. "Metacognition is, put simply, thinking about one's thinking. More precisely, it refers to the processes used to plan, monitor, and assess one's understanding and performance. Metacognition includes a critical awareness of a) one's thinking and learning and b) oneself as a thinker and learner." -- Vanderbilt University
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Monday, August 8, 2016
This is an excellent selection of insightful observations about reading and how it impacts readers. I think it is well worth the read. Mr. Gaiman is a new author to me. Please let me know what you think by leaving a comment. You can order the book on Amazon.com - kindle or hard cover.
The View from the Cheap Seats: Selected NonfictionHardcover– Deckle Edge, May 31, 2016
Gaiman, from 'Why Our Future Depends on Libraries, Reading and
Daydreaming', and how the act of reading changes us: "Once in New York, I
listened to a talk about the building of private prisons—a huge growth
industry in America. The prison industry needs to plan its future growth
— how many cells are they going to need? How many prisoners are there
going to be, fifteen years from now? And they found they could predict
it very easily, using a pretty simple algorithm, based about asking what
percentage of ten- and eleven-year-olds couldn’t read. And certainly
couldn’t read for pleasure."