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Bookmobile team spreads passion for reading to communities - The Newark Advocate

Bookmobile team spreads passion for reading to communities - The Newark Advocate | Exploring the World through Text | Scoop.it
Bookmobile team spreads passion for reading to communities The Newark Advocate Its loyal team of Bowman, clerk Suzanne Robinson, and drivers Ron Wright and Garry Goldsmith in the library's Outreach Department always is looking for ways to make...
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Young Student Authors Learn to Express Themselves - Voice of America

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Young Student Authors Learn to Express Themselves
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Having children create their own books is one of the strategies many teachers and parents use to help youngsters develop creativity and a love of reading at an early age.
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Teachers use drama to promote literacy - Raising Arizona Kids Magazine

Teachers use drama to promote literacy - Raising Arizona Kids Magazine | Exploring the World through Text | Scoop.it
Arizona teachers are learning to promote literacy through drama thanks to a Helios Foundation grant funding Childsplay in Tempe's EYEPlay program. (We are so proud of our EYEPlay program!
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Drama can be a powerful tool to promoting literacy and reading. Drama should be followed by discussion to explain to the students what is going on in the story and to direct drama activities.

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Is How You Read, Rubbing Off On Your Children?

Is How You Read, Rubbing Off On Your Children? | Exploring the World through Text | Scoop.it
Why do you read? It seems like a simple enough question with a reasonably simple few possible answers. But have you considered the fact that your own reading habits are affecting those of your chil...
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A short article that reminds parents to stop and think, are your reading habits affecting your children?

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Sarah Doucette - How about this to get children interested... | Facebook

How about this to get children interested in reading. (RT @DoucetteWard13: How about this to get children interested in reading.
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A simple Facebook photo, but a cute idea! A mobile library! More schools and cities in the U.S. should consider this!

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Stereotypes in Children's Literature

National Louis University's Toby Rajput, assistant professor in the University Library, describes the steps she recommends to teachers and school librarians ...
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What to avoid and look out for when selecting books on diversity.

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Walter Dean Myers Is Right About Children's Literature – Flavorwire

Walter Dean Myers Is Right About Children's Literature – Flavorwire | Exploring the World through Text | Scoop.it
In a sharp one-two punch on this weekend's New York Times Op-ed page, award-winning children's book writers Walter Dean Myers—arguably one of the most important writers in children's literature — and his son ...
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In a society where we push for diversity and having a growing number of diverse students in classrooms, why do children's books lack diversity? Or is there a rise of diverse books?

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The Golden Age of Children's Literature

Peter Hunt, author of 'An Introduction to Children's Literature', discusses the golden age of children's literature, starting in the 1860s with Charles Kings...
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A short video on the Golden Age of Children's Literature and how books have changed over the years.

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Kids' Book Review: Review: Alphabet Book

Kids' Book Review: Review: Alphabet Book | Exploring the World through Text | Scoop.it
An ABC book with edge? Critically acclaimed photographer Tierney Gearon has reached deep into her retro stash of super cool styling and composition ideas to come up with this photographic alphabet book for kids.
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A website that reviews books ranging from babies to young adult.

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'Where's the African-American Harry Potter or the Mexican Katniss?' - CNN

'Where's the African-American Harry Potter or the Mexican Katniss?' - CNN | Exploring the World through Text | Scoop.it
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'Where's the African-American Harry Potter or the Mexican Katniss?
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A teacher wanted to see diversity in literature, so he went and wrote his own book. Many more authors are looking to reach readers with books they can relate to themselves.

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Innovative classroom tool has sound impact on literacy - Techday NZ

Innovative classroom tool has sound impact on literacy - Techday NZ | Exploring the World through Text | Scoop.it
Innovative classroom tool has sound impact on literacy Techday NZ “With the increasing number of distractions available to kids across video games, television and apps, teachers and parents often struggle to get students excited about reading and...
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Tips to help children refocus on reading (infographic)

Tips to help children refocus on reading (infographic) | Exploring the World through Text | Scoop.it
Internet makes us distracted.Our attention span shrinks, we move too easily from reading to scrolling, every second page of the book we need a tweet-break (Tips to help children refocus on reading (infographic) http://t.co/whZfsPo46O)...
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2p literacy and drama

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A classroom demonstrates how drama can help deepen children's understanding of a story. Plus they look like they're having a lot of fun!

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Make 'Em Laugh: Gut-Busting Picture Books That'll Have 'Em Rolling in the Aisles

Make 'Em Laugh: Gut-Busting Picture Books That'll Have 'Em Rolling in the Aisles | Exploring the World through Text | Scoop.it
Funny is as funny does. What you find hilarious I might find only mildly mirthful. And what a four-year-old thinks is hilarious is incredibly different from what their parent might find droll.
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A list of some funny picture books that both adults and children can enjoy.

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5 Tips To Build Language & Early Literacy Skills With Preschoolers During Book Reading

5 Tips To Build Language & Early Literacy Skills With Preschoolers During Book Reading | Exploring the World through Text | Scoop.it
In a world where parents are bombarded with an array of educational products & apps promising to teach children to talk & read faster & sooner, it's easy to lose sight of what is develo...
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A few tips that will help set up a lifelong love for reading for your children.

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Awesome Abandoned Children in Literature - Huffington Post

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Awesome Abandoned Children in Literature
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Here is a list of well-known literature where the protagonists or supporting characters are orphaned and push the limits to find success.

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Anika Noni Rose on Being the First Black Disney Princess, Segregated Children’s Books, and A Raisin in the Sun

Anika Noni Rose on Being the First Black Disney Princess, Segregated Children’s Books, and A Raisin in the Sun | Exploring the World through Text | Scoop.it
The Princess and the Frog actress tells us about working alongside Denzel Washington in A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway.
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"Princess Tiana" explains her love for reading and how she wishes more children's books and movies would show more diversity.

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Civic Theatre brings popular Junie B. Jones story to the stage - MLive.com

Civic Theatre brings popular Junie B. Jones story to the stage - MLive.com | Exploring the World through Text | Scoop.it
Civic Theatre brings popular Junie B. Jones story to the stage
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GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Fans of the Junie B.
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I always love the idea of bringing a book alive with drama! It is a great way for students to connect with the text. Never be afraid to experiment with different books!

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Historical Children's Literature Exhibit at The Indianapolis Public Library

Chris Marshall of The Indianapolis Public Library's Nina Mason Pulliam Indianapolis Special Collections Room at Central Library speaks with Jon Barnes of the...
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A great idea for classrooms! Students can bring in their favorite books from home or a book starting with a certain letter to create a class literature exhibit. Each student can share a little about their book.

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50 Books Your Child Should Read Before Kindergarten | Education.com

50 Books Your Child Should Read Before Kindergarten | Education.com | Exploring the World through Text | Scoop.it
These 50 books, both old and new, make a top-notch reading that young kinders shouldn't miss.
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Here are some books for children to read to get a head start. Read with your child to make the experience personal and don't be afraid to be a storyteller!

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