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Sometimes The 'Tough Teen' Is Quietly Writing Stories

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In author Matt de la Peña's Mexican-American family, men who read books were seen as "soft."
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Reading gives kids an edge, study says

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Children who read for fun may do better in the classroom than peers who rarely read.
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School Library Impact Studies | Keith Curry Lance

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Keith’s latest research on the impact of school libraries and librarians is being pursued on several fronts: a major, federally-funded, statewide study in Pennsylvania; and a Colorado replication of a national study that documents the impact of the Great Recession and its aftermath on school library staffing and thereby on students’ reading scores. - See more at: http://keithcurrylance.com/school-library-impact-studies/#sthash.XODVRigp.dpuf

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 19, 2013 6:16 PM

Keith has produced the definitive research on the effectiveness of libraries. 

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BiblioNasium

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Excite, encourage and engage kids to read! Check out BiblioNasium, where young readers connect & share book lists and good reads with friends, teachers & parents.
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Whiz-kid rewrites the book on literacy

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After a slow start to reading, eight-year-old Joshua Magee-Fraser is publishing his own stories.
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Friday Reads: Amazon Acquires Goodreads: Thoughts From Experts

Friday Reads: Amazon Acquires Goodreads: Thoughts From Experts | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
This week, I'd like to focus on yesterday's big news: Amazon bought the social reading site Goodreads. Since I believe in social reading despite its issues, I am both excited and confused by this a...
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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

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E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages

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SCIS's curator insight, May 12, 2013 6:42 PM

How does the technology we use change the way that we read? 

Carey Leahy's curator insight, May 13, 2013 7:17 PM

We need to develop the skills to use both formats.  Interesting discussion with links to research.  Supports learning texts in paper format.

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Engaging Boys in Literacy

"Boys need a sense of purpose in order to engage with what they do. Give them an audience, create real ‘wow’ moments and help develop a love of fiction. Gary Wilson explores some practical ways in which you can help to engage boys."


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 1, 2013 12:02 PM

Boys love book club!  Teaching wilderness skills by reading Swiss Family Robinson!  

Alison Hewett's curator insight, April 6, 2013 6:33 PM

Tips to help boys

Heather Stapleton's curator insight, October 14, 2013 6:34 AM

New link for this video is https://global.oup.com/education/searchresults?search_input=engaging+boys+in+literacy++video+&region=international#

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What boys like to read

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"Scieszka was ahead of curve a decade ago when he launched the Guys Read initiative, a web-based literacy program for boys. Although it has already spawned three anthologies of stories for pre-teen boys, guysread.com is for really for guys of any age. Some of the subcategories under the “Books that Guys Read” section explain more than I could in much less time:

“Outer space, but without aliens”

“People being transformed into animals”

“How to build stuff”

“At least one explosion”"


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Get Dads Reading

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"Booktrust has launched a new campaign to encourage dads in Britain to read more with their children.

 

Research shows that in most families it's mums who do the majority of reading with children, but we want dads to have the chance to enjoy time reading with their children too."


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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, March 18, 2013 8:28 AM

A good thing to set emphasis on! Parents example plays a big role in childrens reading!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, March 18, 2013 1:42 PM

Dads, get your books out :) 

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Parents, Children, Libraries, and Reading

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Parents of minor children have a special relationship with libraries. Most believe libraries are very important for their children and provide extra resources that are not available at home.

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SCIS's curator insight, May 2, 2013 6:27 PM

Parents are likelier to be users of Libraries because of their recognition of the importance of the Library in developing their children's reading and literacy

Carey Leahy's curator insight, May 13, 2013 7:22 PM

Parents are significant in supporting libraries.

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The Most Important Lesson Schools Can Teach Kids About Reading: It's Fun

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Yes, strong literacy skills help students get good grades and, eventually, good jobs. But schools shouldn't forget to emphasize the joy of getting lost in a book.

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Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds

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New research shows works by writers such as Charles Dickens and Téa Obreht sharpen our ability to understand others' emotions – more than thrillers or romance novels, writes Liz Bury

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bookshelves of doom: MASTER LIST: Book Recommendation Engines.

bookshelves of doom: MASTER LIST: Book Recommendation Engines. | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
I find books through a variety of sources. I keep an eye on new titles through Baker & Taylor's Booking Ahead and CATS Booking Ahead emails and by using the fancy Advanced Search function at Amazon. I read lots of...
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In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library? | MindShift

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The main reason most parents go to libraries is to get books for their kids. So what becomes of the magic of being surrounded by books when e-readers become more prevalent?
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Keeping boys reading

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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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It's Time To Rethink Our Use Of Technology In Schools

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Technology has revolutionized education, but asking how it can improve learning may be the wrong question.
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Why Marginalia?

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by Kevin Eagan Today, I’d like to pose a simple question, and give my opinion on something that I’ve struggled with as a reader for a while now: why write in the margins? Why do many readers mark u...

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The High-Tech Teacher: Stuff Students Say and Other Classroom Treasures: Why Read 20 Minutes? Pinterest-Inspired Visual!

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The importance of instilling a need to read

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Reading for pleasure at the age of 15 is a strong factor in determining future social mobility. Indeed, it has been revealed as the most important indicator of the future success of the child.

 

That was the startling finding of research carried out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on education and reading, and their role in promoting social mobility. It highlights why getting teenagers to read for pleasure is more than a sepia-tinted ambition for frustrated parents. It is a fundamental social issue.


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Lucinda Scott-Kellermeier's curator insight, May 9, 2013 6:14 AM

This article addresses UK reading issues, but the message relates to reading curriculum in any country. We need to anchor classic reading choices with contemporary literature reflecting 21st c. teen experiences and concerns.

PEB's comment, May 9, 2013 12:01 PM
We also need to make sure school and public libraries are stocked with materials children and young adults WANT to read.
P Byrne's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:37 AM

Reading is just as important in the USA!

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Ten Ways to Cultivate a Love of Reading in Students

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"As a teacher, I was obsessed with cultivating a love of reading in my students. I love to read, loved it as a kid too. I'm equally compelled to ensure that my own child loves reading -- and he does. I well aware that I'm on a mission -- but I also know it's a worthy one!

Here are ten suggestions for how any teacher, teaching any subject can participate in this mission, and how parents and administrators can help."


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BJ Neary's comment, February 17, 2013 10:09 AM
Thanks to Heather Stapleton, many great ideas for sharing our love of reading with our students.
Heather Stapleton's comment, February 17, 2013 5:28 PM
Thanks for kind words BJ. A big thanks to all the fantastic people who share their knowledge and are passionate about inspiring young people to read. :)
Alison Hewett's curator insight, April 6, 2013 6:31 PM

ten suggestions - lots of great ideas

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Education World: Male Teachers Show That Real Men Read

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Posters showing men reading and talking about the benefits of reading can encourage more boys to pick up books.

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Connor McDade's curator insight, December 4, 2013 9:39 PM

This article features an initiative called "Real Men Read." Simply by creating posters showing real men of different backgrounds and appearances reading, the campaign attacks misconceptions regarding literacy and masculinity. The system started by first capturing male faculty and teachers reading, yet it has expanded to include a wide range of men worthy of being role models. By debunking the myth that literacy is not masculine, the campaign celebrates male readership, one teacher at a time, with specifically disciplinary examples of literacy. One middle school even bought hundreds of graphic novels to try and hook more boys on reading. Boys, who often struggle with attention span, can grow to hate reading, yet literacy is a key component to education, particularly those that seek further education after grade school.

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Resources for Working with Reluctant Readers

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"Are guys reluctant readers? That question is debatable; the truth is some guys are and some guys aren't, just as some girls are and some girls aren't...

 

...People will read, when they find something they connect with. Our job as librarians (and teachers and parents) is to help them make those connections.  Here are some resources that can help you do that."


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Heather Stapleton's curator insight, April 21, 2013 1:57 AM

One of a number of posts from the fantastic Teen Librarian Toolbox blog on "reluctant readers".