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I Think The Importance Of Reading Has Been Forgotten

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    Why Read When You Can Watch Tv?

    Need the latest going-ons in your community and around the world? Switch to SkyNews, News 24 or a local news program. Want to be entertained by a fictional story? Don’t worry reading a book – they’re making the movie! Research for school needed? Just go to History, National...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2011

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    I Am A Voracious Reader

    Reading informs, questions, provokes, thrills, amuses, takes you to other worlds, and helps helps you make sense of what is around you, all this and much more. I include good newspaper journalism in this) I don't totally decry television, good TV can do much of this (though, as a...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 13, 2011

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    It Only Takes Two Minutes

    Every day, we have Guided Reading, where for twenty minutes, sometimes longer, I listen to a group of children read and see what they have understood. We talk about new words, the language the authors have used. I listen to at least 6 children and spend time with them to make...
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 1, 2011

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    The Importance Of Being Earnest.

    Has also been forgotten. A literary masterpiece written by a true cad.
    peza peza 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 1, 2011

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    Philosophy

    It's been a really long time since I've posted anything, so I figured I'd share an excerpt from a book I'm reading right now. The book is called Age of Analysis : 20th Century Philosophers by Morton White but within the book are multiple excerpts from various philosophers. This...
    TheOnlyBenis TheOnlyBenis 22-25, M Aug 13, 2012

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    We Are Not In Germany During Ww2. Not Yet Anyway.

    Reading is important to the brain as well as the soul. Do not forget proper grammar and spelling.
    Snookybear Snookybear 36-40, M Dec 7, 2011

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