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Here are the top ten articles for the Reading Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Reading a Textbook for Information
Try these effective strategies to read a textbook and build reading comprehension skills. This article will give you step-by-step instructions for reading a textbook.

2. Reading Develops Writing Skills Naturally
I failed my diagnostic grammar test in college, and the teacher didn't want me in her Comp 1 class. How could I write and not know grammar beyond nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs? The answer is that I am a reader who reads at least a book a week. Why does that matter when it comes to writing?

3. Adults Need to Read
Recently, I saw a meme on Facebook that horrified me. It claimed that 42% of college graduates never read a book after they graduate. Once their formal education is over, college graduates don't see why reading books is relevant to their lives. Why it important for adults to read books?

4. New Practice Readers Review
The New Practice Readers (NPR) series is described as "America’s Favorite Reading Comprehension Program in Two-Page Lesson Formats of Cross-Curricular Nonfiction Articles." This NPR series helps students improve their comprehension and gives them a chance to develop confidence in their skills.

5. The Modern Library
The library of my youth was quiet place with shelves of books and tables to sit and read or study. The card catalog offered the road map to the library's offerings. The modern library has far more to offer. What does a well-equipped library have to share with patrons? Read on!

6. Heckedy Peg Picture Book Review
Heckedy Peg is the melding of Audrey Wood's words and the paintings of Don Wood to make a compelling picture book that is a treat for all ages. Young readers love the story and enjoy the pictures of the characters, especially the children. Kids like to discover the nuances of each of the pictures.

7. Reading Is a Skill for Life's Activities
On the road of life, reading is a skill that smooths the way for many adult activities. Learning, both in school and on the job, requires reading. So does assembling various items used in everyday life. Reading for pleasure, personal and with people that you love, is a joy.

8. Natural Places to Practice Reading
Each day has opportunities for natural reading. Be alert for them! Teach your children to be active readers in their surroundings. It gives them opportunities to interact with their environment. In addition to improving their reading skills, they will also be more connected to their community.

9. Reading Fluency Practice Strategies
When it comes to reading fluency practice strategies, change your practice methods for the student in order to keep practicing fresh and interesting. Praise often for the progress that the student is making. Don't expect perfection; expect progress.

10. Fluency in Reading
How can fluency be improved? The short answer is one word-practice. Find multiple ways to help the reader practice. Reading material that is not difficult for him to read is the first step in finding those creative ways for the student to practice. Don't forget to praise for improvement!



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