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Reading Techniques & Resources

Reading triggers thinking. Further, reading engages our mind to understand and create meaning from written language. Spanning poetry to spreadsheets, the techniques and resources found in this guide will support your improved reading skills.

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Adult literacy directly affects success, or lack thereof, in higher education and employment opportunities. Further, improved literacy supports and aids strong communication skills--one of the most important factors in finding, maintaining, and succeeding in your job. Effective communication has the largest impact on both employer and employee satisfaction and can help to build and maintain positive working relationships. It is any wonder that we all need a little support and encouragement to find engaging reading materials when the Pew Research Center reports, "Roughly a quarter of American adults (23%) say they haven’t read a book in whole or in part in the past year, whether in print, electronic or audio form, according to a Pew Research Center survey of U.S. adults conducted Jan. 25-Feb. 8, 2021."  This portion of the Reading Research Guide focuses on locating engaging journal and magazine articles to both foster reading and explore helps and hindrances to better literacy skills.

Explore articles below by:

1.  Using the following search terms with the Search Box; or

2.  Clicking on the journal links:

Search Terms

  • Any subject of interest . . . muscle cars, video games (World of Warcraft), social movements, how to pay for college, etc. 
  • Primary reading
  • Reading phonetic
  • Reading language arts
  • Reading instruction
  • Elementary reading
  • Poetry
  • Literacy
  • Reading readiness
  • Reading games
  • Reading comprehension
  • Reading for children
  • High interest-low vocabulary books
  • Children's literature in mathematics education
  • Children's poetry



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Periodicals:  Magazines & Journals

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