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"Children must learn to love reading, not just... | The Guardian

"Children must learn to love reading, not just...  | The Guardian | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

... learn to read"

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"[...] but unequal society can also be galvanised to radically reverse the trend to ever-greater levels of economic inequality, which correlate so clearly with children’s unequal reading levels."

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The PIRLS Reading Result - Better than You May Realize (D. Willingham) ~ A key to understand DYSLEXICS' difficulties in English ?

The PIRLS Reading Result - Better than You May Realize (D. Willingham) ~ A key to understand DYSLEXICS' difficulties in English ? | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

"[...] the results of the 2011 Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) were published. [...]  There's a small but decisive factor that is often forgotten in these discussions : differences in orthography across languages. Lots of factors go into learning to read. The most obvious is learning to decode  -learning the relationship between letters and (in most languages) sounds. Decode is an apt term. The correspondence of letters and sound is a code that must be cracked.
In some languages the correspondence is relatively straightforward, meaning that a given letter or combination of letters reliably corresponds to a given sound. Such languages are said to have a shallow orthography. Examples include Finnish, Italian, and Spanish.
In other languages, the correspondence is less consistent. English is one such language. [...]"

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Which probably also explains why English is such a hard school subject for French dyslexic learners. The article offers a relevant insight.

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Which books are you going to read this summer ? | teach.com

Which books are you going to read this summer ? | teach.com | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

 

This amazing infographic displays loads of reading suggestions : "Whether you plan to spend the season on the beach or in your air-conditioned home, you'll need a good book or two to read this summer." Above are 101 of teach.com's top picks "[...] to find something that's sure to keep you flipping pages this summer !"

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Students might also create their own flow-chart : why not have them suggest their favourite books ?

Last but not least, the infographic might be pinned on a language department wall , above a desk... or in a classroom, where students may slow down... possibly stop and have a glance ! :o)

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Liz Pichon's top 10 funny books with pictures | The Guardian

Liz Pichon's top 10 funny books with pictures | The Guardian | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

... to get the kids to read :o)

"From classic writers such as Spike Milligan and Dr Seuss to newer names Lauren Child and Andy Stanton, the winner of this year's Roald Dahl funny prize picks her favourite laugh-out-loud illustrated stories..."

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Randall Jarrell's Children's Books (Katherine Rundell)

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"Randall Jarrell once wrote, “one of the most obvious facts about grownups, to a child, is that they have forgotten what it is like to be a child.” The Animal Family is proof that he had not forgotten."

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"[...] For those who know him as a hardboiled reviewer, a kind of Philip Marlowe of literary criticism, it would seem an anomaly that he wrote five books for children. For those who know his poetry, though, it might not be surprising at all. [...]"

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Penguin's lending e-books, again

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"Penguin is back in the e-book lending game again. Sort of. After removing its titles from Overdrive in November 2011, Penguin has just announced that it is partnering with the e-book distributor 3M [...] to make its entire list available to the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library, for a one-year pilot program. [...]"

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"It's called 'reading'... "

"It's called 'reading'... " | EFL-ESL, ELT, Education | Language - Learning - Teaching - Educating | Scoop.it

Youth computer literacy : contrasting, debating... a cartoon that should prompt ELT students' reactions :oo)

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