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Reading Australia - Home

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This is the Reading Australia Home page. Copyright Agency has developed Reading Australia to make significant Australian literary works more readily available for teaching in schools and universities. These works are being supplemented with online teacher resources and essays by popular authors about the enduring relevance of the works.
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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 | Informed Teacher Librarianship | 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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A Magazine Is an iPad That Does Not Work.m4v

Technology codes our minds, changes our OS. Apple products have done this extensively. The video shows how magazines are now useless and impossible to unders...

A Magazine Is an iPad That Does Not Work

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TeachingBooks.net Meet-the-Author Program | Jack Gantos

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In this five-minute mini-documentary, Jack Gantos

 

Reveals his love of writing and passion for journaling,

Shares insights into his Joey Pigza and Rotten Ralph characters,

andTalks about teaching and writing for children.

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Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC)

Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

is a unique and vital gathering place for books, ideas, and expertise in the field of children's and young adult literature. The CCBC is a noncirculating examination, study, and research library for Wisconsin school and public librarians, teachers, early childhood care providers, university students, and others interested in children's and young adult literature. The CCBC is part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) School of Education (SoE), and receives additional support from the        Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI). 

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Poetry Archive

The Poetry Archive is an ever expanding archive of poets reading their own work...
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Vladimir Propp - 31 functions of fairy tales

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Vladimir Propp broke up fairy tales into sections. Through these sections he was able to define the tale into a series of sequences that occurred within the Russian fairytale. Usually there is an initial situation, after which the tale usually takes the following 31 functions.

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School LIbraries and Information Literacy : NSW Dept of Education and Training

School LIbraries and Information Literacy : NSW Dept of Education and Training | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

These resources support the collaborative teaching and learning partnership of teacher-librarians and teachers. They offer

opportunities to extend and enhance the educational and curriculum development role of teacher-librarians collaborative activities and possibilities for action research and evidence based practice

Links4Learning, Raps and book raps, work samples, information literacy units, Book Week ideas are included.

Scan features articles which provide helpful ideas for supporting literacy, literature, and information literacy in a digital world. Here are some sample articles for you to enjoy. Subscribe to Scan for these and other articles which offer current support and practical ideas for teacher librarians working with teachers in the digital age.

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MRS MAC'S BLOG

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Adult Books You Want to Read | Teenreads

Adult Books You Want to Read | Teenreads | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

Throughout the year, Teenreads.com features adult books from Bookreporter.com, our site for adult readers, that we think will have definite appeal to a teen audience. In the spirit of sharing, we are now spotlighting a selection of titles each month from Bookreporter.com that we believe are great reads that you might enjoy.

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Literacy Now: Resolving the Tension between Basic Literacy and Information Literacy

Literacy Now: Resolving the Tension between Basic Literacy and Information Literacy | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

On average, Americans read at an 8th grade level.


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Rugby league players recruited to help thousands of kids to read - Herald Sun

Rugby league players recruited to help thousands of kids to read - Herald Sun | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

 "ELITE rugby league players are helping to turn around the lives of thousands of children by reading to them in the classroom under a groundbreaking literacy program...

 

Research conducted by the Australian Catholic University has found that 85 per cent of teachers believe the program has encouraged reluctant readers, particularly boys, to take up books."


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Teens Are Plugged in Readers

Teens Are Plugged in Readers | Informed Teacher Librarianship | 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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A Collection of Original Vintage Advertisements for Classic Books - Flavorwire

A Collection of Original Vintage Advertisements for Classic Books - Flavorwire | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Flavorwire: Cultural news and critique from Flavorpill...
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National Numeracy and Literacy Week in NSW - Links

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National Numeracy and Literacy Week in NSW - Links

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RollerMache - ABC Kids TV

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RollerMache, a do-it-yourself media site designed especially for kids living in regional Australia. Upload content, get tips and tricks on making videos, animations, audio and more...
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Easy Access: Creating Annotated Versions of News Articles

Easy Access: Creating Annotated Versions of News Articles | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it

Providing resources for explanation and context to help readers understand unfamiliar references in news articles, and considering how news media can make coverage more accessible to a wide range of readers, including high school and college...

 

Overview | What do you do when you read a news article, but don’t understand it? How can news coverage be made more accessible for teenagers and other readers? In this lesson, students create annotated versions of Times articles using reliable and engaging materials, to facilitate greater interest and understanding. They also reflect on what the news media can do to engage more readers

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Michael Morpurgo: We are failing too many boys in the enjoyment of reading

Michael Morpurgo: We are failing too many boys in the enjoyment of reading | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
With today's news that three out of four schools are worried about boys' reading, Michael Morpurgo shares his ideas on how we can engage more boys in reading...

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Reading for Joy

Reading for Joy | Informed Teacher Librarianship | Scoop.it
Fewer kids say they like to read A new report from People for Education using data from the provincial Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) shows the percentage of children in grade 3 who report they “like to read” dropped from 75% in...
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