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  1. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: boys and reading

    Posted Jan 27th 2013, 12:00am by Annie Ho

    ... nearly 50 countries over a period of a decade, in which girls consistently scored higher than boys in reading comprehension. This study measured reading comprehension by the ability to retrieve, integrate, evaluate and make inferences from stated information, and tested literary reading (reading for pleasure) and informational reading (reading to learn content). The gender gap was much wider ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1135975/between-lines-boys-and-reading
  2. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Get swept up in your children's play-acting

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 06:17pm by Annie Ho

    ... on play-reading, that is, dramatising picture books, in her two-year term. After studying drama and music in school, Donaldson spent her early 20s busking around Europe with her guitar-playing husband, ... Play-reading not only stimulates the imagination, but also improves children's reading skills and builds their confidence. In recent years, Donaldson has been writing material for schools; ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1143761/get-swept-your-childrens-play-acting
  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - BETWEEN THE LINES

    Between the lines: fathers who read to children are positive role models

    Posted Aug 12th 2014, 09:45am by PERCIE WONG

    ... Percie Wong life@scmp.com Why dads should read to their sons In a post on his blog, Chinese University vice-chancellor Joseph Sung Jao-yiu discusses gender equality at the institution, ... of boys. "There are several theories about why this is happening, but perhaps the most compelling is the assertion that school and reading especially, is being seen increasingly by young boys ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/article/1571396/between-lines-fathers-who-read-children-are-positive-role
  4. Lifestyle - Technology

    Mind-reading helmet analyses cyclist's mood and signals drivers

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:02am by Jamie Carter

    ... Jamie Carter life@scmp.com Mind-reading helmet signals rider's mood Anyone who rides around Hong Kong on two wheels knows only too well how dangerous it can be, with erratic drivers and double-decker buses hardly providing the ideal environment. But what if everyone else on the road knew what a cyclist was doing, where they were going and even how they were feeling? That's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/article/1568389/mind-reading-helmet-analyses-cyclists-mood-and-signals-drivers
  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong reading habits a mixture of fact and fiction

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Facts and fiction of reading habits The internet is changing our way of life as much as our habits and culture. With a world of information and entertainment a simple click away, book reading has become a rare and treasured activity. True, some people do still read regularly, but evidence of a shrinking reading population is everywhere. For instance, commuters, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1559407/hong-kong-reading-habits-mixture-fact-and-fiction
  6. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Popular boss Chou Cheng-ngok reads between the lines on bookselling business

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Boss of Popular empire calls himself an idiot for throwing cash at a loss-making industry but he says books are too important to give up on Reading between ... an idiot for doing so. Refusing to put a monetary value on it, the boss of the Popular business empire also bristles at the thought of people giving up reading, or the suggestion that books ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556757/popular-boss-chou-cheng-ngok-reads-between-lines-bookselling-business
  7. News - Hong Kong

    We’re reading more online, but taking in less, New Zealand study shows

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 10:03pm by XINHUA

    ... Xinhua in Wellington We read more online, but absorb less The internet is making more information available than ever before, but it's not necessarily making us smarter, New Zealand researchers have said. In a study titled Is Google Making Us Stupid? The Impact of the Internet on Reading Behaviour, Victoria University researchers compared online and offline reading and found ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1554213/were-reading-more-online-taking-less-new-zealand-study-shows
  8. Lifestyle - Technology - EDUCATION

    Same genes govern skills in maths and reading, scientists discover

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:10am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Same genes govern skills in maths and reading A common set of genes play a role in learning to read and do maths, with tiny variants influencing a child's skills ... from nearly 2,800 British families. The team compared twins and unrelated children to see how they performed in tests for maths and reading comprehension and fluency, and then matched ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/technology/article/1552850/same-genes-govern-skills-maths-and-reading-scientists-discover
  9. Comment - Letters

    NETs' work is more than poetry reading and conversations

    Posted Jul 08th 2014, 04:32am by LETTERS

    ... NETs' work is more than poetry reading and conversations I refer to Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee's letter (" NET scheme needs overhaul to improve its effectiveness ", June 27) ... than poetry reading or conducting conversations. The teaching of language forms, including vocabulary, text types, and grammar items and structures, is an integral part of their work, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1549232/nets-work-more-poetry-reading-and-conversations
  10. News - World - SOCIAL MEDIA

    Pope Francis the most widely read on Twitter thanks to retweets

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 09:59pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Retweets put Francis top of Twitter power league Pope Francis has by far the most clout of any world leader on Twitter because he is so widely retweeted, a study of political use of the social network shows. With 14 million ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1541202/pope-francis-most-widely-read-twitter-thanks-retweets

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