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RETHINK READING BLOG

The Hidden Hurdle of Silent Reading Instruction

Randi Bender | Nov 3, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Think about everything that’s happening while you read this blog. Your eyes work together to navigate these lines of text, taking in information that is delivered to a part of your brain called... Read More

How is Peach Ice Cream Connected to Student Reading Choice?

Randi Bender | Aug 10, 2018 at 08:00 AM
My father-in-law, Ira Bender, knew the answer. Although he's no longer with us, this story about his love for peach ice cream provides evidence that some kinds of choice are better than others. Read More

Get Lost! (In a Good Book)

Randi Bender | Jul 30, 2018 at 08:00 AM
One of the greatest pleasures is to get lost in a good book. Getting lost because of a good book can also be satisfying – I know, because it happened to me. I was commuting home after a long day... Read More

What Do Musicians and Readers Have in Common?

Alexandra Spichtig, Ph.D. | Jun 25, 2018 at 08:00 AM
As your eyes navigate across this line of text, are you aware of the physical process taking place? Probably not. For proficient readers, the physical act of reading happens effortlessly and... Read More

Teacher Appreciation Day 2018

Kelly Scannell | May 8, 2018 at 03:06 PM
Today’s the special day to show our appreciation and pile the love on all the teachers of this world. We celebrate you today because of WHY you got into teaching in the first place—to make a... Read More

Want to Improve Reading Comprehension? Here's How.

Randi Bender | Apr 20, 2018 at 07:37 AM
The recent article in The Atlantic magazine, “Why American Students Haven’t Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years,” surprised a lot of folks. The article suggests that two decades of flat NAEP... Read More

Educated and Empowered Youth

Kelly Scannell | Mar 23, 2018 at 02:37 PM
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Word Play Is a Word Plus!

Dr. Tim Rasinski | Jan 19, 2018 at 07:00 AM
My wife and I were lucky enough to have our adult children with us over the holidays. We are avid game players, so we took full advantage of our time together. Every evening between Christmas and... Read More

Why Measuring Text Complexity Isn't Enough

Randi Bender | Nov 16, 2017 at 02:00 PM
You may have heard about recent changes to The Lexile Framework for Reading. MetaMetrics, the folks behind Lexile, announced that they are revising how they determine Lexile measures for certain... Read More

It’s the LOVE, Y’all

Mark Taylor | Nov 9, 2017 at 02:19 PM
Oprah Winfrey cut to the chase in her opening remarks at the 10th Anniversary celebration of the Ron Clark Academy (RCA) this past Friday in Atlanta, GA. She spoke to what makes this school so... Read More

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