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My National Year of Reading 2012
Resources to help promote National Year of Reading in our school library
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The Reluctant Reader by Heather Cato

The Reluctant Reader by Heather Cato | My National Year of Reading 2012 | Scoop.it

"I know it’s not a contest or anything, but I bet that when I began teaching language arts I had read fewer books of any kind than any other language arts teacher in the history of public education. I never liked reading as a kid, but I can vividly remember the first time I took my students down to our antique, two-sizes-too small library to check out books. With the signatures on my diploma still wet, I was excited to begin working with my students on all of the great teaching strategies that I had learned in college to improve their reading skills..."


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Fiction is like a box of chocolates...

Fiction is like a box of chocolates... | My National Year of Reading 2012 | Scoop.it
There is some great new fiction in the library. Come in and take a look.
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Celebrate NYR : Featured Reading Ambassador – Maowen Yip

Celebrate NYR : Featured Reading Ambassador – Maowen Yip | My National Year of Reading 2012 | Scoop.it
Whitefriars  National Year of Reading Featured Ambassador Maowen Yip Year 10 E4     What are some of your favourite books and authors? Well the list could go on and on but I guess I’ll write my top...
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People’s Choice Award: NYR Film It! Video Competition

People’s Choice Award: NYR Film It! Video Competition | My National Year of Reading 2012 | Scoop.it
It’s time to vote for the People’s Choice Award for our NYR Film It! Video Competition. All of the video entries have been submitted and are now on display in the library on our large T...
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Student Review – Dragon Hunter review by Luke Murphy

Student Review – Dragon Hunter review by Luke Murphy | My National Year of Reading 2012 | Scoop.it
Dragon Hunter by  Nazam Anhar.  Review by Luke Murphy  Difference, Danger and Dragons: These are all found in Nazam Anhar’s novel Dragon Hunter. I must say, I’m not a big fan of dragons. I don’t ev...
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Read it! Loved it!

Read it! Loved it! | My National Year of Reading 2012 | Scoop.it
Helping boys and girls aged 10+ consistently find great books to read and love..
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Eliterate Librarian: Novels to Know: Middle School Edition

Eliterate Librarian: Novels to Know: Middle School Edition | My National Year of Reading 2012 | Scoop.it

Novels to Know: Middle School Edition

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Beyond the Book Report: Ways to Respond to Literature Using New York Times Models

Beyond the Book Report: Ways to Respond to Literature Using New York Times Models | My National Year of Reading 2012 | Scoop.it
Some alternatives to that classic classroom assignment, the book report, all inspired by an article, essay, blog post, illustration, interview or work of multimedia in The New York Times.
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Celebrate NYR : Enter our Film It! Video competition for a chance to win a Kindle

Celebrate NYR : Enter our Film It! Video competition for a chance to win a Kindle | My National Year of Reading 2012 | Scoop.it

Like the idea of winning a Kindle? Then enter one of our major events to celebrate NYR:
Film It! Video Competition.

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Reading With Josh Elder

Reading With Josh Elder | My National Year of Reading 2012 | Scoop.it

Josh Elder wants kids to read comics in school.
Kids want to read them in school too.

We have lots of graphic novels and comics in our school library and always good to read about what is happening else where.

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Middle school boys who are reluctant readers value reading more after using e-readers

Middle school boys who are reluctant readers value reading more after using e-readers | My National Year of Reading 2012 | Scoop.it

"Middle school boys rated reading more valuable as an activity after two months of using an e-reader, according to a new study."


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The Power of Young Adult Fiction - Room for Debate

The Power of Young Adult Fiction - Room for Debate | My National Year of Reading 2012 | Scoop.it

The responses from the debaters panel are very interesting.

 

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The Power of Simple Words

Long, fancy words designed to show off your intelligence and vocabulary are all very well, but they aren't always the best words. In this short, playful vide...
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Hear It! Evening : Notes & reading recommendations from our guest speakers

Hear It! Evening : Notes & reading recommendations from our guest speakers | My National Year of Reading 2012 | Scoop.it
On Tuesday 30 October we held our final event for the National Year of Reading 2012. ‘Hear It! A panel of guest speakers discussing reading and writing for teenagers’. Our guest speakers Declan Fay...
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Vote for the 2012 Inky Awards

Vote for the 2012 Inky Awards | My National Year of Reading 2012 | Scoop.it
Voting is now open for the 2012 Inky Awards for teenage literature.  The Inkys are international awards for teen literature – chosen by teens. Have a look at the fantastic shortlisted books a...
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Peoples Choice Award: NYR Snap It! Photography Competition

Peoples Choice Award: NYR Snap It! Photography Competition | My National Year of Reading 2012 | Scoop.it
It’s time to vote for the People’s Choice Award for our NYR Snap It! Photography Competition. All of the photography entries have been submitted and are now on display in the library. T...
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Get Reading! 2012 Animation

For more information on Get Reading! 2012 please visit www.getreading.com.au!

 

An excellent animated video promoting reading, escpecially for boys. :)


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Student Review – The Death Cure (final instalment in the Maze Runner Trilogy) review by Julian Virgona

Student Review – The Death Cure (final instalment in the Maze Runner Trilogy) review by Julian Virgona | My National Year of Reading 2012 | Scoop.it
The death cure by James Dashner Review by Julian Virgona   The Death Cure, written by James Dashner, is a dystopian, post-apocalyptic, science-fiction novel and the third and final book in the...
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More than a book…

More than a book… | My National Year of Reading 2012 | Scoop.it
Check out  some of these amazing books that give you so much more than a regular fiction book. All of these featured books have beautiful illustrations to help tell their story. Some have great fo...
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Celebrate NYR : Featured Reading Ambassador – Mr Brad Bird

Celebrate NYR : Featured Reading Ambassador – Mr Brad Bird | My National Year of Reading 2012 | Scoop.it
Whitefriars National Year of Reading Featured Ambassador Mr Brad Bird What are you reading and why? The book of Who’s Who in the Bible, Preparing a Prayer and Story for the start of Year 11 Assem...
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Celebrate NYR: Hear It! Panel of guest speakers

Celebrate NYR: Hear It! Panel of guest speakers | My National Year of Reading 2012 | Scoop.it
 Hear It! A panel of guest speakers discussing reading and writing for teenagers.  Mark it in your calendar now - Tuesday October 30th 2012 7pm Whitefriars College Theatre. OUR SPEAKERS: Decla...
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Celebrate NYR: What can you do? Competitions and events happening all year long.

Celebrate NYR: What can you do? Competitions and events happening all year long. | My National Year of Reading 2012 | Scoop.it

"So what’s happening in the Library to celebrate and promote the National Year of Reading? Like the idea of winning a Kindle? Then look out for more news about one of our major events Film It..."

This is a post from our Library Fiction Blog to promote NYR

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Celebrate NYR : Featured Reading Ambassador – Mr Scott Firmin

Celebrate NYR : Featured Reading Ambassador – Mr Scott Firmin | My National Year of Reading 2012 | Scoop.it

Whitefriars National Year of Reading Featured Ambassador Mr Scott Firmin.

This is the first of our featured NYR reading ambassadors. We will feature each of our ambassadors in our blog, in our weekly school newletter and on a NYR Ambassador Wall in the library. 

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Joel Robison’s Whimsical Photographic Abstractions of the Joy of Reading

Joel Robison’s Whimsical Photographic Abstractions of the Joy of Reading | My National Year of Reading 2012 | Scoop.it
Imaginative visual vocabulary for that feeling you can't put your finger on.
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Short List 2012 announced - CBCA

Short List 2012 announced - CBCA | My National Year of Reading 2012 | Scoop.it
Offers support to authors and illustrators, annual awards, and events. Includes calendar of events, tips on getting published, and a quarterly journal.
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