Category Archives: classic reading

Amazing Results on the Book “Anthem”

Our Upper Arlington Summer Speed Reading students read Anthem by Ayn Rand on their last day of class. Their average reading speed upon completing the book was 3,160 words per minute and their comprehension a whopping 92%! (Their beginning comprehension … Continue reading

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Girl Power! Women’s History Month

Girl Power! This is  a blog from Reading is Fundamental to celebrate International Women’s Day. “Each year, Women’s History Month celebrates the contributions of women, weaving their stories into our nation’s history. With the books below, you can go one step … Continue reading

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13 Spooky Stories for Halloween

“‘Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out Contagion to the world.“ –William Shakespeare Bruno Bettelheim in The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales writes that children work … Continue reading

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The Bard’s Birthday

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” –William Shakespeare (April 23, 1564-April 23, 1616) This month we celebrate the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare, who penned some of the world’s most brilliant plays and … Continue reading

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Celebrate Women Writers

“Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story.  Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands.” –Jane Austen March is National Reading Month and Women’s History Month.  … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2013 Update: Did You Get Your Novel Written?

“There are three rules for writing a novel.  Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.“ –W. Somerset Maugham Last month 311,575 writers took the pledge to write a 50,000 word novel.  A daunting challenge for sure.  If you’re still skeptical … Continue reading

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Write a Novel in 30 days?!

“We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” —Ernest Hemingway November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).  Started in July of 1999 with just 21 participants, NaNoWriMo, which challenges participants to write a complete … Continue reading

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