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Study: Reading For Pleasure Makes Your Brain Grow (Literally) | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Study: Reading For Pleasure Makes Your Brain Grow (Literally) | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

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“Why National Family Literacy Month Should Last All Year” by ...

“Why National Family Literacy Month Should Last All Year” by ... | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
Hyper-connected, overly packed lifestyles leave less time for sharing books with our children, especially with iPads, Super Why! and pressing work emails to divert our attention.
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Survey: Parents Prefer Reading Print Books to Young Kids

Survey: Parents Prefer Reading Print Books to Young Kids | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
Don't count print books obsolete just yet -- especially when it comes to younger kids.
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TeachersFirst: Common Core: The Fuss Over Non-Fiction

TeachersFirst: Common Core: The Fuss Over Non-Fiction | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
If you teach in a state that has adopted the Common Core State Standards, you are beginning to grapple with how these standards will affect your teaching.
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Redefine reading and community involvement to increase ROI | District Administration Magazine

Redefine reading and community involvement to increase ROI | District Administration Magazine | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

" To improve reading skills, educators must foster a lifelong hunger for reading and knowledge among students. Join this web seminar to learn about myON reader, a program that develops “hungry readers” by matching students with nonfiction books matched to their personal interests and reading level."

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Teens Are Plugged in Readers

Teens Are Plugged in Readers | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

I am in my late teens and I am dyslexic.

 

In a world that advances by the second and lives are lived twice as fast as ten years ago are our habits really meant to stay the same? Today I was on the train from London and everyone seemed to be busy on phones, MP3 players and tablets. Even I had my favourite gadget, my iPod. But the real question you should be asking is not 'what did I have in my hand?' but what I was using it for. The answer: I was reading... read more


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Why boys' literacy skills lag behind girls' and how to bridge the reading gap

Why boys' literacy skills lag behind girls' and how to bridge the reading gap | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
Much of this is what we have been hearing forever, it seems, but make sure you get down to How To Bridge The Reading Gap. Noted literacy researcher, William Brozo, has some sensible ideas that work and are very replicable, including honouring personal choice of reading material.
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Free Voluntary Reading: Amazon.ca: Stephen D. Krashen: Books

Free Voluntary Reading

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" The book provides an accessible examination of topics, such as free voluntary reading's value in language and literary acquisition domestically and worldwide."

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A study of middle grades students' reading interests, habits, and achievement :: UNC Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Research study into influences on reading habits and the importance of leisure time reading
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Creating a Community of Readers

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Resources on Pinterest to support "Creating a Community of Readers"

...... writers, readers and techies unite....

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Reading Battle Over – Boys and books

Reading Battle Over – Boys and books | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
Boy vs Beast will hook reluctant readers and build their reading skills – and their enjoyment of books.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, December 23, 2012 4:11 AM

Boys do read differently; that does not mean that they can't love reading. It just means that we have to select more careully.

Katie Frank's curator insight, January 2, 2013 8:25 PM

So important to engage those boys!

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Books Guys Dig

"Over the past year or so I’ve been working especially hard on trying to turn more of my male students into lifelong readers.  Too many of them fake read or doodle or try to goof around during SSR.  So I’ve been making a conscious effort to read more guy friendly young adult novels to include in my classroom library.  These have been the most successful.  Also, if you know of any other young adult novels that are popular with boys, please let me know.  This is a forever work in progress."


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Engaging teens with reading | Services to Schools

"There is ongoing discussion in education about teens not reading as they used to do. However, this is confused by different perceptions about what ‘reading’ means. Because of the digital environment, literacy for teens today may involve multimodal delivery platforms. In other words, they’re still reading (and writing) - just not always in the traditional ‘book’ way.

This section looks at the area of teen reading, the benefits, motivations and types of reading that they engage with."


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Why Paper Books and E-Books Can Peacefully Coexist [#Infographic]

Why Paper Books and E-Books Can Peacefully Coexist [#Infographic] | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
E-books solve some problems but create others, leaving room for paper books to prosper.
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Comunicación 5.0's curator insight, December 19, 2012 5:43 PM

Este estudio demuestra que los lectores e-books siguen leyendo en papel, solo que gracias al e-book, por normal general, leen más libros que antes.

Y aporta un dato curioso: para los niños, preferimos el papel...

 

"Nothing beats a good book"

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The Lure of a Good Book: Who's Reading What? [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Lure of a Good Book: Who's Reading What? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
HipType studied the DNA of a successful book as well as the reading habits of men and women, and found some surprises.
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Beyond Texts and Tweets, Young People Still Love to Read Books

Beyond Texts and Tweets, Young People Still Love to Read Books | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
By NPR Staff In what may come as a pleasant surprise to people who fear the Facebook generation has given up on reading — or, at least, reading anything...
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What the research says on reading for pleasure - Schools

What the research says on reading for pleasure - Schools | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

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


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The Business Case for Reading Novels

The Business Case for Reading Novels | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

" Fiction-reading activates neuronal pathways in the brain that measurably help the reader better understand real human emotion — improving his or her overall social skillfulness."

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How to Read Like a Writer Francine Prose “Part of...

How to Read Like a Writer Francine Prose “Part of... | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
How to Read Like a Writer Francine Prose “Part of a reader’s job is to find out why certain writers endure. This may require some rewiring, unhooking the connection that makes you think you have to...
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The role of the family in the reading habits of children.

The role of the family in the reading habits of children. | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, the Australian Bureau of Statistics released an interesting report which examined the important relationship between the family and the reading habits of children. This article u...

Data from the LSAC indicates that there are three major influences in the development of a child’s reading habits: having books in the home, visiting the library and reading aloud.


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Required reading: Studying books at the age of four helps boost the brain in later life

Required reading: Studying books at the age of four helps boost the brain in later life | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

A study has found that if just ten children’s books are to hand when a child is four, a part of their brain involved in language and thought matures more quickly by the age of 18 or 19.


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Sir Ken Robinson on Q TV

www.youtube.com/qtv One of the foremost experts in creativity Sir Ken Robinson sat down in Studio Q to talk about his new book 'The Element'.
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New Teen Books = The Hook

New Teen Books = The Hook | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

"As of right now, I have a book club formed with my students from tenth to twelve grade. They pick the books and we read them. Actually, they take turns choosing the books with the promise that we will finish any book that has been picked out of respect for the picker. In my place of work, I have had the wonderful opportunity to be trusted. I asked for a set of books, and if the budget allows, they are purchased. My closet consists of wonderful, new fiction and nonfiction that is written for a 21st century teenager."


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Children's books shouldn't sit still and behave - Telegraph

Children's books shouldn't sit still and behave - Telegraph | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
David Almond, the new artistic director of the Telegraph Bath Festival of Children’s Literature, argues that young readers are essential to our cultural life.
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