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The Business Case for Reading Novels

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" 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

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"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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Library as Makerspace: Creating and Nurturing Communities of Teen Writers

Library as Makerspace:  Creating and Nurturing Communities of Teen Writers | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

As part of our makerspace initiative this year one of my focal points is thinking about ways the library can support a community of readers and writers ...

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Max and the Metallicans..... it's a world of his own

Max and the Metallicans..... it's a world of his own | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

Max 11, is a published writer. He publishes at kidpub.com and his work is now selling at Amazon.com.

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Books, Stories, Writing Contests and Publishing for Kids | KidPub Press

Publishing for kids, writing contests, books and stories written by kids...
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READING CULTURE — Voices of Youth

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... an initiative of the Youth Section in the Division of Communication at UNICEF Headquarters in New York.

" Voices of Youth is a global community for young people to learn about development issues (such as Environment, Education, Human Rights, etc) and to express their opinions. Voices of Youth seeks to create a space that will help young people develop into active global citizens equipped to communicate and collaborate effectively to make a positive difference in their countries and communities. On VOY, young people gain a knowledge and awareness of the key thematic issues affecting young people around the world, enabling them to have an open and honest dialogue." 

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How we're using sport and journalism to change students' attitudes to reading

How we're using sport and journalism to change students' attitudes to reading | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
Principal Claire Smith has harnessed the power of football, speedway racing and journalism to improve literacy in her school...
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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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Price: CDN$ 24.41

" 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

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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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Oakland Library TeenZone (oplteenzone)

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Oakland Library is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
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Idea Box draws community to public library

Idea Box draws community to public library | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
The Idea Box at Oak Park Public Library is a new experiment in community participation and library programming that invites visitors to “explore, learn, and play.” The 9 x 13 glass-enclosed space opened in March and has already played host to...
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Wendy Cotta's curator insight, February 17, 2013 9:44 AM

New learning spaces for new learning

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How to Use Non Fiction Books for Kids

How to Use Non Fiction Books for Kids | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
Children want to learn about the world around them, and the key to introducing new information is to link it to something children already know. Many innovative nonfiction books link facts to things and events in a child's world.
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Reading for pleasure 6 July 2012 conference notes

Reading for pleasure 6 July 2012 conference notes | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

"This full day conference for secondary school teachers and librarians explored strategies to engage young people with reading, putting books at the heart of learning."

An excellent rundown of the sessions presented on this day.
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