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12-Year-Old South Bronx Girl Reads 300 Books A Year

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#21 HomesickAlien

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Posted 18 April 2013 - 07:15 PM

View Postgoose, on 17 April 2013 - 10:55 PM, said:

View Postsubstancewithoutstyle, on 11 April 2013 - 08:36 PM, said:

The fact that these kids aren't reading particularly sophisticated material isn't really important. The act of reading itself is preferable to sitting passively in front of a television.
Disagree here. Reading garbage is of less value than watching quality televised content.  I believe a kid gets more out of a good History channel program than reading Twilight.

"Film as text".

I wouldn't argue that watching an educational television program is a better choice than reading a bad book, but generally speaking reading is a more productive use of time than watching television. It's a more mentally challenging activity and helps develop writing and concentration skills.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 11:20 PM

View Postsubstancewithoutstyle, on 18 April 2013 - 07:15 PM, said:

View Postgoose, on 17 April 2013 - 10:55 PM, said:

View Postsubstancewithoutstyle, on 11 April 2013 - 08:36 PM, said:

The fact that these kids aren't reading particularly sophisticated material isn't really important. The act of reading itself is preferable to sitting passively in front of a television.
Disagree here. Reading garbage is of less value than watching quality televised content.  I believe a kid gets more out of a good History channel program than reading Twilight.

"Film as text".

I wouldn't argue that watching an educational television program is a better choice than reading a bad book, but generally speaking reading is a more productive use of time than watching television. It's a more mentally challenging activity and helps develop writing and concentration skills.
Agreed.  I do think there's been a trend toward more useless literature for kids, which is a shame.

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Posted 29 October 2013 - 11:53 PM

wow!   wonder if she can remember all of what she's reading.....





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