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What the research says on reading for pleasure - Schools

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Information for teachers and school librarians on how to encourage children to read for pleasure.


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Lisa Bu: How books can open your mind | Video on TED.com

What happens when a dream you've held since childhood … doesn't come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to books to expand her mind and create a new path for herself.
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Choosing Influences Memory

These findings not only demonstrate enhanced declarative memory when individuals have perceived control over their learning but also support a novel mechanism by which these enhancements emerge. Furthermore, they demonstrate a novel context in which mesolimbic and declarative memory systems interact.


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The seven messages of highly effective reading teachers

The seven messages of highly effective reading teachers | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
In 1982, the late, great NZ reading researcher Marie Clay identified a group of children having difficulty learning to read as “tangled tots (with) reading knots”. She was referring to children who, despite…
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If we stop telling kids what to read, they might start reading again

If we stop telling kids what to read, they might start reading again | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
It's an age old question, but with new evidence.
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Kids and Family Reading Report

Kids and Family Reading Report | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
A national survey of children and their parents exploring attitudes and behaviors around reading
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Wiley: The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child - Donalyn Miller, Jeff Anderson

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17 Writers On The Importance Of Reading

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"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them." —Lemony Snicket
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School Librarian in Action: National Picture Book Month 2014 (USA)

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Book Matters: A father's priceless role in reading | KSL.com

Book Matters: A father's priceless role in reading | KSL.com | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
The benefits of a father reading to a child are priceless. Here are some ideas on how to make it work.
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How augmented reality builds bridge between games and children's books

How augmented reality builds bridge between games and children's books | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
Two years ago, Sony's PlayStation 3 "game" Wonderbook began a trend that redefines both games and books for the 21st century

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Blurring the boundaries and inviting new readers. Potential for boys?

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Will Freeman:  "The concept behind augmented reality books is simple: a physical book contains many elements that elude the human eye, only visible through the use of various apps, gadgets and other devices. "

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Why can’t we read anymore? — Medium

Why can’t we read anymore? — Medium | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
Or, Can books save us from what digital does to our brains?
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We have to find healthy ways to integrate reading and digital tools into our living.

 

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ReadPlus

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...a wonderful resource from Australia

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5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book

5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
Research shows that children want assistance with finding a reading book. While your students search the stacks, here's some helpful tips for teachers.
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Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own

Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
A study by Scholastic points to ways that parents can encourage kids to read for fun.
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Ditch the home readers – real books are better for your child

Ditch the home readers – real books are better for your child | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
As school resumes for the new year, the “home reader” routine for primary school children also recommences. For many parents and children, reading these short texts can be the most agonising part of the…
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Keeping boys reading

Keeping boys reading | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
How do we prevent boys from giving up on reading as they age? Stephanie Brown shares her tips on how to nurture your sons love of reading into adulthood.
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RIP R.A. Montgomery, Creator Of The "Choose Your Own Adventure" Books

RIP R.A. Montgomery, Creator Of The "Choose Your Own Adventure" Books | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

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Always popular with the boys in my libraries....

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Charlie Jane Anders:  "Few book series celebrated narrative possibility and experimented with branching storytelling in as unique a way as the Choose Your Own Adventure novels. They were largely the work of R.A. Montgomery, who died aged 78 on Nov. 8."

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Interactive story telling
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The Common Core: Why Reading Choice Remains Important l Dr. Kimberly's Literacy Blog

The Common Core: Why Reading Choice Remains Important l Dr. Kimberly's Literacy Blog | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
Motivation plays a role in reading. We all know that. Right? Yet there frequently remains an inordinate amount of “assigned” reading in schools. And often dreadfully dry (and not always well-written) comprehension questions are assigned to accompany the reading. Or book reports. Or (fill in the blank) activity. Even better yet, a craft/art project that …
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The importance of reading with children | KSL.com

The importance of reading with children | KSL.com | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
Research overwhelmingly show the benefits of reading aloud to children. Parents simply need to just do it.
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