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A Culture of Reading Without Points, Prizes and Pizza Parties

A Culture of Reading Without Points, Prizes and Pizza Parties | Creating a reading culture in a school - sharing the excitement about reading with students and teachers | Scoop.it
Originally posted at the Wejr Board Blog. This is the second part of a series on motivation called "Creating the Conditions". For part one on student discipline, click here. No charts. No stickers....
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Recommended article by Chris Wejr.

 

No charts. No stickers. No certificates. No Points. No prizes. No pizza parties. No awards…. and LOTS of reading!

One School Principals inspired approach to encouraging students to become readers.

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The Book Whisperer

The Book Whisperer | Creating a reading culture in a school - sharing the excitement about reading with students and teachers | Scoop.it

"If you a teacher of reading, The Book Whisperer is the most important book you will ever read" Colby Sharp

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Recommended reading for teachers (Library holds 1 print copy and one ebook through Overdrive.)

 

Donalyn Miller says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. No matter how far behind Miller's students might be when they reach her 6th grade classroom, they end up reading an average of 40 to 50 books a year. Miller's unconventional approach dispenses with drills and worksheets that make reading a chore. Instead, she helps students navigate the world of literature and gives them time to read books they pick out themselves. Her love of books and teaching is both infectious and inspiring. The book includes a dynamite list of recommended "kid lit" that helps parents and teachers find the books that students really like to read.

 

Follow Donalyn on Twitter @donalynbooks

 

 

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Cool Tools for Featuring Student Book Reviews

Cool Tools for Featuring Student Book Reviews | Creating a reading culture in a school - sharing the excitement about reading with students and teachers | Scoop.it
There's nothing like a book recommendation from a friend. Encourage students to share their opinions by creating a student-driven book review site. Richard Byrne shows you how in the accompanying screencasts.

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John A. MacDonald's curator insight, February 8, 2014 9:24 AM

Love the idea of creating QR codes inserting them into the dust jackets of the books!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 8, 2014 3:52 PM

This looks like an interesting site. I'm going to investigate the possibilities for safe use in a primary classroom.

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How the Internet Has Changed Storytelling & Reading | USTelecom Blog

When we think about the great storytelling of the pre-Internet era, writers point out that a common plot device was the absence of real-time communication.

 

The telegram, a hand-delivered letter and even the landline phone offered far less connectivity compared with smartphones, e-mail, social media and the many communications pathways broadband provides today.

 

In an interesting series of interviews published in The New York Times, several writers share their perspectives on the changing technological landscape and how it has affected their work.

 

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School Librarian's BFF: 14 Uses for Goodreads in the Library

School Librarian's BFF: 14 Uses for Goodreads in the Library | Creating a reading culture in a school - sharing the excitement about reading with students and teachers | Scoop.it
I know I am not alone in my extreme love for Goodreads. If you love to read, this site is a MUST. There are lots of other comparable sites (LibraryThing and Shelfari are two), but for me, nothing comes close to the awesomeness ...
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Lesson Plans - ReadWriteThink

Lesson Plans - ReadWriteThink | Creating a reading culture in a school - sharing the excitement about reading with students and teachers | Scoop.it
ReadWriteThink has hundreds of standards-based lesson plans written and reviewed by educators using current research and the best instructional practices. Find the perfect one for your classroom.
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Great site for lesson plans, literacy events calendar, professional development, articles for parents, learning objectives...

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Creating a book-loving school | Booktrust

Creating a book-loving school | Booktrust | Creating a reading culture in a school - sharing the excitement about reading with students and teachers | Scoop.it
How do you create a book-loving school? School librarian Lyn Hopson shares her experience and advice.
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Reluctant or Resisting? by Ryan M. Hanna

Reluctant or Resisting? by Ryan M. Hanna | Creating a reading culture in a school - sharing the excitement about reading with students and teachers | Scoop.it
Let’s talk about the famed reluctant reader. The reader that countless blogs, professional teaching books, and think tanks work overtime at figuring out. Reluctance can be caused by a wide variety ...
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From the post: "...I’ve found that unearthing the books “resisting” readers find truly irresistible doesn’t always end up changing their overall perspective of reading. The book themselves, often filled with colorful characters and imaginative plots, isn’t the issue. It seems that the obstacle can be the act of reading itself or the loss of time for other, more preferred activities."...Ryan M. Hanna

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Professional Development Programs and Services | Catalog Journal

Professional Development Programs and Services | Catalog Journal | Creating a reading culture in a school - sharing the excitement about reading with students and teachers | Scoop.it
Heinemann is a publisher of professional resources and a provider of educational services for teachers, kindergarten through college.
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I find Heinemann PD texts some of the best, get access to some of their autor's thinking and insights by accessing their regular PD catalogs. Not only info about forthcoming titles but great articles too.

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Tips for Holding Students Accountable to Choice Reading: Reading Ladders

Tips for Holding Students Accountable to Choice Reading: Reading Ladders | Creating a reading culture in a school - sharing the excitement about reading with students and teachers | Scoop.it
What is a Reading Ladder, and where does this idea originate? A Reading Ladder is simply a piece of explanatory writing where students rank the books they've read according to complexity, reflect o...
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Fantastic article explaining how this teacher uses reading ladders with her students. The students reflect on their reading.

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Tips for Getting Kids to Do More Choice Reading: Book Speed Dating

Tips for Getting Kids to Do More Choice Reading: Book Speed Dating | Creating a reading culture in a school - sharing the excitement about reading with students and teachers | Scoop.it
Flirt, woo, and start a relationship with a book! This video is part of the teacher tip series, "How to Create Book Hype," wherein I discuss how to increase the love around choice reading by doing ...
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Recording kids’ history as readers — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Recording kids’ history as readers — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Creating a reading culture in a school - sharing the excitement about reading with students and teachers | Scoop.it
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Useful idea for student's reflection on their reading life.

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10 Reasons Nonreaders Don't Read — and How to Change Their Minds | Scholastic.com

10 Reasons Nonreaders Don't Read — and How to Change Their Minds | Scholastic.com | Creating a reading culture in a school - sharing the excitement about reading with students and teachers | Scoop.it
Expert advice on how to change the minds of kids who hate to read.
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It's all about choice!

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Summer Reading by Sarah Mulhern Gross

Summer Reading by Sarah Mulhern Gross | Creating a reading culture in a school - sharing the excitement about reading with students and teachers | Scoop.it
It's the first week of summer vacation and I'm pretty confident that my students are reading lots, based on the emails I've gotten and the piles of books they borrowed from my classroom library at ...
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Why do we give students so few reading choices? 

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Reading is different online than off, experts say

Reading is different online than off, experts say | Creating a reading culture in a school - sharing the excitement about reading with students and teachers | Scoop.it

“We can’t turn back,” Wolf said. “We should be simultaneously reading to children from books, giving them print, helping them learn this slower mode, and at the same time steadily increasing their immersion into the technological, digital age. It’s both. We have to ask the question: What do we want to preserve?”


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Carmenne Kalyaniwala-Thapliyal's curator insight, April 11, 2014 2:01 AM

Very interesting

Eric de Beauvoir's curator insight, April 11, 2014 2:34 AM

Humans seem to be developing digital brains with new circuits for skimming through the torrent of information online. 

jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, April 15, 2014 1:23 PM

Indicated 7 Keys to observe differences http://educarencomunicacion.com/2013/07/7-claves-para-escribir-en-la-web/ ;

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National reading challenge to boost ‘book culture’ in schools

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National reading challenge to boost ‘book culture’ in schools (National reading challenge to boost ‘book culture’ in schools Children would rather read b http://t.co/mfrPw7dgxN)...
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Humour (genre) wins out...

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School library gets creative to attract more eighth-graders - Omaha World-Herald

School library gets creative to attract more eighth-graders - Omaha World-Herald | Creating a reading culture in a school - sharing the excitement about reading with students and teachers | Scoop.it
School library gets creative to attract more eighth-graders
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The reason for the gap wasn't clear. It could be because not all eighth-grade students take a reading class, so library time isn't a priority.
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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, November 6, 2014 2:34 PM

Please share your ideas to get secondary students reading more.

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MUGGLES CAN MAKE MAGIC, TOO! Turning Non-Readers into Readers and Writers by Dennis Jolley (with Justin Jones)

MUGGLES CAN MAKE MAGIC, TOO!  Turning Non-Readers into Readers and Writers by Dennis Jolley (with Justin Jones) | Creating a reading culture in a school - sharing the excitement about reading with students and teachers | Scoop.it
When a friend and I decided to implement a new reading program in our high school classrooms several years ago, our goal was to create a true culture of reading. I’d been guilty of saying to my tea...
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Nice to read about the classroom library experience working well with the school library.

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2013 TCTELA Convention: Nerdy Book Club Donalyn's section

2013 TCTELA Convention: Nerdy Book Club Donalyn's section | Creating a reading culture in a school - sharing the excitement about reading with students and teachers | Scoop.it
This is my section of our Nerdy Book Club session at TCTELA. Co-presenters are Audrey Wilson-Youngblood and Cynthia Alaniz
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What Factors Keep Kids From Being Avid Readers? « Evanced

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"Why is it that reading engagement drops off so significantly by the time students enter high school?"..."Kids stop reading because they start believing they aren’t smart enough."

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Read Previews, Earn Rewards and Get Exclusive Content about New Books

Read Previews, Earn Rewards and Get Exclusive Content about New Books | Creating a reading culture in a school - sharing the excitement about reading with students and teachers | Scoop.it
SmackFiction. Exclusive Reviews of the Best New Books, See Friend Recommendations, Find Top Books of All Time, Read Sample Chapters.
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Might be more useful in school setting than goodreads etc

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Making Writing Real With the Use of Picture Books by Alyson Beecher

Making Writing Real With the Use of Picture Books by Alyson Beecher | Creating a reading culture in a school - sharing the excitement about reading with students and teachers | Scoop.it
Last Saturday, Cathy Mere, Reflect and Refine: Building a Learning Community, and Mindy Robek, Enjoy and Embrace Learning, hosted the 4th annual August 10th Picture Book 10 for 10 event.  I spent a...
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You are never to old to enjoy picture books.

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Creating readers | Services to Schools

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Site with links to many resources to support teachers and librarians in schools.

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My Big Fat Secret to Holding Kids Accountable for Reading

My Big Fat Secret to Holding Kids Accountable for Reading | Creating a reading culture in a school - sharing the excitement about reading with students and teachers | Scoop.it
Reading should become less about being homework and more about being part of a community. The students know they need to read. It’s just what we do. They’ll learn to hold themselves accountable. All you need to do is light the fuse and stand back.
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And from a teacher who doesn't like using reading logs a great post explaining what DOES work. "Give them time to read!"

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Homepage - ReadWriteThink

Homepage - ReadWriteThink | Creating a reading culture in a school - sharing the excitement about reading with students and teachers | Scoop.it
Providing educators and students access to the highest quality practices and resources in reading and language arts instruction.
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About Us: Our Team | LitPick

About Us: Our Team | LitPick | Creating a reading culture in a school - sharing the excitement about reading with students and teachers | Scoop.it
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From ALA Best websites for teaching and learning 2013:

 

"LitPick provides free electronic books to students in grades 4-12. Students take on the role of a book critic, reading books, developing and posting reviews anonymously on the LitPick site where other students can read them. Members can also participate in the LitPick threaded discussion forum with authors, publishers, publicists, and parents who are interested in learning about YA literature.

Tip: Use LitPick to provide access to free eBooks and promote reading reviews for students by students."

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BiblioNasium: social reading for kids — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

BiblioNasium: social reading for kids — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Creating a reading culture in a school - sharing the excitement about reading with students and teachers | Scoop.it
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This SLJ article guides you through the setting up and use of a Biblionasium account. Biblionasium is a ecure social network for students and teachers [and parents] to share their reading, book loves, reviews etc. Biblionasium is like a junior Good reads.  "BiblioNasium is dedicated to the critical belief that all kids can fall in love with reading and that consistent support and just the right book can ignite the spark." 

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