Young adult stories, such as Harry Potter and \”Hunger Games,\” have tapped into the imagination of adults worldwide. So what makes the genre so appealing to grown-ups?
Pediatricians offer guidance on everything from vaccinations to car seats. Now, they\’re urging parents to read aloud to their children from the time they are infants.
About 48 million adults in the U.S., and 90,000 in D.C., read below a fifth-grade level. But for eight local adults, that\’s no longer the case.
U.S. Department of Education estimates show that 11 percent of Maryland adults aged 16 or older lack basic prose literacy skills — the ability to read and answer questions about readings. With a lack of funding in adult education making it difficult to address the problem, groups like the Literacy Council are filling the gaps left by schools.
A book aims to show others what it\’s like to have a reading difficulty.
Imagine a classroom where math is taught with
Matisse and reading is learned through drama
rather than a textbook.
This week, Frederick County\’s record-keepers will
have to go on record, possibly to explain
of starlets\’ biographies or books about Texas
An e-reader to get the young kids more into reading may sound like a great idea, but it could have some negative consequences.