The End of Reading

From Gutenberg to Grand Theft Auto

Author: David Trend

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433110153

Category: Art

Page: 160

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Big changes have been taking place in reading in recent years. While American society has become more visual and digital, the general state of literacy in America is in crisis, with educators and public officials worried about falling educational standards, the rising influence of popular culture, and growing numbers of non-English-speaking immigrants. But how justified are these worries? By focusing on “reading,” this book takes a serious look at public literacy, but chooses not to blame the familiar scapegoats. Instead, The End of Reading proposes that in a diverse and rapidly changing society, we need to embrace multiple definitions of what it means to be a literate person.

An diesem Tage lasen wir nicht weiter

Das letzte Jahr mit meiner Mutter

Author: Will Schwalbe

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843703914

Category: Self-Help

Page: 384

View: 3252

„Was liest du gerade?“ So beginnt das Gespräch zwischen Will Schwalbe und seiner Mutter Mary Anne. Sie ist todkrank, doch anstatt zu verzweifeln, widmet sie sich ihrer großen Leidenschaft, dem Lesen. Über ein Jahr begleitet Will seine Mutter bis zum Ende ihres Lebens – und durch eine Welt von Büchern, die sie gemeinsam erkunden: Joseph und seine Brüder, Die Eleganz des Igels, Der Vorleser ... Am Ende erkennt Will: Lesen ist nicht das Gegenteil von handeln – es ist das Gegenteil von sterben. Will Schwalbe erzählt die Geschichte jenes Jahres. Er erzählt von den Büchern, die ihrer beider Leben geprägt haben. Und er erzählt von Trauer, Angst und der Erkenntnis, dass das Glück ganz unerwartet aus dem Moment heraus entsteht.

Dramatic Closure

Reading the End

Author: June Schlueter

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838635834

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

View: 8213

In Dramatic Closure, author June Schlueter explores closure within both a traditional Aristotelian paradigm and contemporary reader-response theory, necessarily revising narrative insights to accommodate the special features of drama as a literary and performance form. Examples of plays from Oedipus to the present appear throughout the book, and individual chapters are dedicated to sustained discussions of William Shakespeare's King Lear, Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Arthur Miller's The Ride Down Mount Morgan, and Tennessee Williams's A Streetcar Named Desire. The author emphasizes Shakespeare and, especially, modern drama in the belief that these plays provide salient models of the theoretical principles of reading toward closure. A chapter on tendencies in modern plays covers a wide range of material, suggesting ways in which twentieth-century drama disrupts the Aristotelian model and defers to the provisional or unsettling end. In her theoretical discussion, Schlueter explores how literary, theatrical, and cultural conventions cooperate and collide; how the dramatic or performance text designates what Wolfgang Iser calls a text's "response-inviting structure"; how that structure activates conventions and predispositions throughout its sequence of reading moments, shaping, frustrating, and satisfying expectations; and how readers constitute texts as they read toward closure. The assumption throughout is that all texts, whether stable or transgressive, necessarily engage the question of how, when, and where to end and that all readers, whether of literary or performance texts, are implicated in closure.

The Psychological Assessment of Reading

Author: John R. Beech,Chris Singleton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415128582

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 354

View: 2947

A useful guide to best practice including reviews of the latest and most helpful tests available. In Part One, contributors discuss the theory of reading assessment including issues such as screening, legal aspects, memory and visual problems, computer based assessment and the dyslexias. Part Two contains the review section where experts give comprehensive reviews of named tests.

Handbook of Reading Research

Author: Rebecca Barr,P. David Pearson,Michael L. Kamil,Peter B. Mosenthal

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780805824162

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1086

View: 2395

Vol. 2 edited by Rebecca Barr and others.

The End of Your Life Book Club

Author: Will Schwalbe

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307961117

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 3634

“What are you reading?” That’s the question Will Schwalbe asks his mother, Mary Anne, as they sit in the waiting room of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In 2007, Mary Anne returned from a humanitarian trip to Pakistan and Afghanistan suffering from what her doctors believed was a rare type of hepatitis. Months later she was diagnosed with a form of advanced pancreatic cancer, which is almost always fatal, often in six months or less. This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a “book club” that brings them together as her life comes to a close. Over the next two years, Will and Mary Anne carry on conversations that are both wide-ranging and deeply personal, prompted by an eclectic array of books and a shared passion for reading. Their list jumps from classic to popular, from poetry to mysteries, from fantastic to spiritual. The issues they discuss include questions of faith and courage as well as everyday topics such as expressing gratitude and learning to listen. Throughout, they are constantly reminded of the power of books to comfort us, astonish us, teach us, and tell us what we need to do with our lives and in the world. Reading isn’t the opposite of doing; it’s the opposite of dying. Will and Mary Anne share their hopes and concerns with each other—and rediscover their lives—through their favorite books. When they read, they aren’t a sick person and a well person, but a mother and a son taking a journey together. The result is a profoundly moving tale of loss that is also a joyful, and often humorous, celebration of life: Will’s love letter to his mother, and theirs to the printed page. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.

Sacrificing Commentary

Reading the End of Literature

Author: Sandor Goodhart

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 362

View: 5241

To support his argument, Goodhart offers a close analysis of Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus, Shakespeare's Richard II, four passages from the Hebrew Torah (the story of Joseph and his brothers, the Ten Commandments, the story of Jonah, and the story of Job), and a talk given shortly after the war by Yiddish poet and playwright Halpern Leivick. Goodhart concludes that criticism as we know it within a formal academic humanities setting, far from expounding the critical reading a given work makes available to us, more often acts out or repeats the very structures or conflicts that are its subject matter.

Merkmale des Leseunterrichts im vierten Schuljahr im Fokus videobasierter Analysen

Author: Nora Heyne

Publisher: Waxmann Verlag

ISBN: 3830980795

Category: Education

Page: 310

View: 6472

Welche Maßnahmen zur Förderung von Lesekompetenz werden im Leseunterricht eingesetzt? Und wie stehen diese mit den Lesefähigkeiten der Lernenden in Verbindung? Fragen wie diese, die vor allem seit den Einsichten aus Studien wie IGLU und PISA zunehmend in den Blick rückten, stehen im Mittelpunkt dieser Publikation. Erstmals werden darin detaillierte Beschreibungen des Leseunterrichts im vierten Schuljahr sowie Befunde aus mehrebenenanalytischen Modellen zur Bedeutung der erfassten Unterrichtsmerkmale in Bezug auf die Lesekompetenz und andere Merkmale von Schülern berichtet. Eine wesentliche Grundlage dieser Analysen bildeten videobasierte Unterrichtsbeobachtungen mithilfe des dazu entwickelten Beobachtungssystems LUPE (Lese-Unterrichts-Prozess-Erfassung). Dieses Messinstrument ermöglicht die niedriginferente Erfassung von zahlreichen Unterrichtsmerkmalen, denen nach gegenwärtigen Erkenntnissen eine große Bedeutung für den Lesekompetenzerwerb zukommt. Insbesondere das vorgelegte Beobachtungssystem sowie die ihm zugrunde liegende Zusammenstellung von Unterrichtsmaßnahmen sollen Anregungen für die zukünftige Erforschung, die Gestaltung wie auch die Evaluation von Leseunterricht liefern und somit schließlich zur Förderung der Lesekompetenz von Schülerinnen und Schülern beitragen. Nora Heyne studierte Psychologie an der Technischen Universität Dresden (Diplom). Als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin promovierte sie im Rahmen des Projekts VERA - Gute Unterrichtspraxis und in Anbindung an das DFG-Graduiertenkolleg Unterrichtsprozesse an der Universität Koblenz-Landau, wo sie darüber hinaus im Projekt DIKOL und weiteren Forschungsprojekten tätig war. Seit 2013 arbeitet sie am dortigen Zentrum für Lehrerbildung. Ihre Forschungsinteressen liegen vorwiegend auf Fragen der empirischen Bildungsforschung, speziell zur Erforschung und Förderung von Lese-, Lern- wie auch Lehrprozessen.

Solange du lügst

Author: Sarah Waters

Publisher: Verlag Krug & Schadenberg

ISBN: 3944576233

Category: Fiction

Page: 750

View: 3942

England im 19. Jahrhundert: Susan Trinder wächst im Waisenhaus der zwielichtigen Mrs. Sucksby auf. Gemeinsam mit dem aalglatten Richard Rivers, genannt "Gentleman", plant sie einen großen Coup: Als Zofe will sie sich in das Vertrauen der jungen Erbin Maud Lilly einschleichen, um alsbald die Weichen für deren Heirat mit Gentleman zu stellen. Kurz nach der Eheschließung soll Maud dann ins Irrenhaus abgeschoben werden, um an ihr Vermögen zu kommen. Zunächst verläuft alles nach Plan. Selbst die zärtlich-leidenschaftlichen Gefühle, die Susan schon bald für Maud entwickelt, können sie nicht beirren. Doch plötzlich nehmen die Ereignisse eine atemberaubende Wendung. Zu spät erkennt Susan, dass sie in ein gefährliches Intrigenspiel geraten ist, in dem es nun um Liebe und Tod geht ...

The Emancipation Proclamation and the End of Slavery in America

Author: Diane Bailey

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477777504

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 7032

From the distance of more than a hundred years, it is difficult to comprehend how the cruelty of slavery continued for so long. It took a devastating civil war to finally end it, bringing the U.S. to the brink of self-annihilation. The final blow against slavery was President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Readers receive glimpses of the behind-the-scenes drama and agonizing political and moral calculations that went into what Lincoln called “the central act of my administration, and the greatest event of the 19th century.” The hopeful aftermath but long unfulfilled promise of the Proclamation is also examined in this fascinating account of the most pivotal moment in American history.

The Reading Race

How Every Child Can Learn to Read

Author: Donna Awatere Huata

Publisher: Huia Publishers

ISBN: 9781877283673

Category: Education

Page: 118

View: 2964

At least one-fifth of New Zealand children are very poor readers - and that's a conservative estimate. This result can be related directly to the 'whole language' approach to reading instruction, which has dominated in schools since the 1970s.

Das Buch Mormon

Author: Joseph Smith

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 5883931774

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 9135

Handbook of Reading Research

Author: Michael L. Kamil,Peter B. Mosenthal,P. David Pearson,Rebecca Barr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135688966

Category: Education

Page: 1024

View: 8706

In Volume III, as in Volumes I and II, the classic topics of reading are included--from vocabulary and comprehension to reading instruction in the classroom--and, in addition, each contributor was asked to include a brief history that chronicles the legacies within each of the volume's many topics. However, on the whole, Volume III is not about tradition. Rather, it explores the verges of reading research between the time Volume II was published in 1991 and the research conducted after this date. The editors identified two broad themes as representing the myriad of verges that have emerged since Volumes I and II were published: (1) broadening the definition of reading, and (2) broadening the reading research program. The particulars of these new themes and topics are addressed.

The Teaching of Reading

An International View

Author: William Scott Gray

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674870017

Category: Education

Page: 30

View: 4800

An International View. It is hoped that these lectures will help to advance a study to which Burton devoted and to which he has made distinguished contributions.

It's Not the End of the World

Author: Judy Blume

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481411160

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 4430

When her parents divorce, a sixth grader struggles to understand that sometimes people are unable to live together.

"Reading" Greek Death

To the End of the Classical Period

Author: Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198150695

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 489

View: 3021

The author sheds new light on aspects of the beliefs, attitudes, and rituals surrounding death in ancient Greece from the Minoan and Mycenean period to the end of the classical age. She draws on different types of evidence - from literary texts to burial customs, inscriptions, and images inart - to explore the fragmentary and problematic evidence for the reconstruction of attitudes towards, and the beliefs and practices pertaining to death and the afterlife.The book is also a sophisticated critique of the methodologies appropriate for interpreting the evidence for ancient beliefs. Insights from athropology and other disciplines help to inform the reconstruction of these beliefs and to minimize the intrustion of culturally determined assumptions whichreflect modern thinking rather than ancient realities.

Theories of Reading

Books, Bodies, and Bibliomania

Author: Karin Littau

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745616593

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

View: 4495

Why do literary theorists see reading as an act of dispassionatetextual analysis and meaning production, when historical evidenceshows that readers have often read excessively, obsessively, andfor sensory stimulation? Posing these and other questions, this isthe first major work to bring insights from book history to bear onliterary history and theory. In so doing, the book charts acompelling and innovative history of theories of reading. While literary theorists have greatly contributed to ourunderstanding of the text-reader relation, they have rarely takeninto account that the relation between a book and a reader is alsoa relation between two bodies: one made of paper and ink, the otherflesh and blood. This is why, Karin Littau argues, we need to lookbeyond the words on the page, and pay attention to the technicalinnovations in the physical format of the book. Only then is itpossible to understand more fully how media technology has changedour experience of reading, and why media history presents achallenge to our conceptions of what reading is. Each chapter places the reader in specific disciplinary andhistorical contexts: literature, criticism, philosophy, culturalhistory, bibliography, film, new media. Overall, the historyrecounted in this book points to a split between modern literarystudy which regards reading as a reducibly mental activity, and atradition reaching back to antiquity which assumed that reading wasnot only about sense-making but also about sensation. Theories of Reading: Books, Bodies and Bibliomania will beessential reading for all students and scholars of literary theoryand history as well as of great interest to students of the historyof the book and new media.