Teaching children how to read is increasingly being outsourced to well-meaning volunteers rather than qualified professionals, according to leading author Jackie French.
Anne McLean's insight:
Teacher Librarians are also being burdened with duties which fall well outside the very nature and scope of their role. As there is usually only one Teacher Librarian in every high school, this impacts on core school library duties.
The publisher Hogarth’s ambitious project to produce novelized retellings of William Shakespeare ’s plays has two new authors -- the Man Booker Prize-winning writers Margaret Atwood and Howard Jacobson.
Last Monday, a few of the Teen Board members and I met to talk about DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth. We wanted to talk about the book, but also about what we were expecting from the upcoming movie adaptation. Because it was difficult to get everyone together (especially during the week) I sent some question to the Teen Board to answer.
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.
What’s a chook? Here in Australia, it’s what lots of us call a hen. It rhymes with book. As a Kindergarten teacher, I was a real mother hen, who loved reading aloud to my chicks. The Book Chook blog shares snippets I discover from the wonderful world and words of kids’ literacy, learning and literature. I'm passionate about helping kids read, write and create, and love to find and share useful educational resources with parents, teachers and librarians