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Interesting article in Scientific American re: learning and cognition:

http://www.sciam.com/article.cfm?id=think-better-tips-from-a-savant

Daniel Tammet's reflections on his thought process remind me of some classic comprehension strategies I originally encountered through Dr. Susan Mandel Glazer (make a picture in your mind, put it in your own words, form connections, pay attention to context).

If you aren't familiar with Susan Glazer, her books and programs are great resources for teaching struggling readers and writers, and you can find some of her worksheets in the Resources section of the ST (www.StandardsToolbox.com).

Teachers of foreign languages may be especially interested in this article and Tammet's book.