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Kids Don't Read Books Because Parents Don't Read Books

Kids Don't Read Books Because Parents Don't Read Books | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
There is a cultural narrative about how electronic devices are pulling children away from books. When I meet with other university professors they often tell me that the students don’t read anymore because their eyeballs are glued to their phones. Technophobes think we are raising a generation that doesn’t understand [...]
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 11, 2014 2:45 AM

An interesting article about the power of parent reading. Not only to  and with their but reading themselves. Being a good role model includes demonstrating reading for please. 

Dorothy Miller's curator insight, September 8, 2014 10:22 AM

I agree with your observation.   When parents and older siblings sit at the dinner table and can't put their electronic devices down to engage in conversation, there is a great possibility that the small child will not be observed reading a book.  I have had parents bring me their students print books because "They don't use them anymore.  They have a ___ to play electronic games and read e-books.  Our teachers are demanding that our school pay for subscription e-books so the children can read them at home.  Some of these subscription sites read the book to the child on the electronic device.  Where is the enjoyment of sitting with a loved grown-up and reading a new or favorite book together?  These children will not have those precious memories.  "Reading aloud is the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading."

(State of Black CT Alliance-2009)

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23 Books That Everyone With Wanderlust Should Read

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Wanderlust is notoriously difficult to manage. Once you've tasted the adrenaline rush of travel, it can feel unbearable to sit at home, knowing that adventure is out
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Our Map - Little Free Library

Take a Book • Return a Book The Worldwide Movement Welcome to the World Map of Little Free Library book exchanges! Search the Map below to find a Little Free Library book exchange near you where you may take or return a book (and maybe strike up a conversation, too!). If you have a registered …
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Peter Mendelsund, Book Designer, Debuts as a Writer

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Peter Mendelsund has designed hundreds of striking book covers, but his imagination seized up when it came time to design one for his own book.
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James Patterson: Digital revolution threatens American literature

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Despite having authored dozens of best-selling titles, James Patterson is very worried about the present and future of books in America, as the publishing world continues to grapple with the tectonic shifts brought about by the advent of ebooks and their major distributor, Amazon. Continue reading →
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The internet isn't harming our love of 'deep reading', it's cultivating it

The internet isn't harming our love of 'deep reading', it's cultivating it | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
Steven Poole: Lengthy pieces of writing are increasingly found on the very internet that pessimists blame for turning us into skim readers
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Developing Literacy Skills Through Comics & Graphic Novels

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Comics in Education is a website run by Dr. Glen Downey for the purpose of sharing activities and ideas for using comics and graphic novels in literacy education. Head to the classroom section of the site to find five literacy skills development activities that can be completed online or offline. Those activities include wordless narratives, graphic poetry, cave art, visual note-taking, and symbolic language in words and images.


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Help your child's learning with free tips and eBooks | Oxford Owl

Help your child's learning with free tips and eBooks | Oxford Owl | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
Oxford Owl is an award-winning free website packed with expert advice, top tips, eBooks and activities to help you support your children's reading and maths at home.
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Why Are So Few Books From the 20th Century Available as Ebooks?

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5 Reasons Reluctant Readers are Reluctant

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They respond to texts differently than you do One of the most exhilarating things about teaching reading and discussing texts is that they can be viewed through a variety of lenses. Texts, like language,…
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How Reading Literature Cultivates Empathy

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"Nearly a quarter of American adults did not read a single book in the past year." I was eating an apple when I read this this and I gasped and the apple piece got stuck and I ran around trying to fi
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Jackie French: Schools are failing to teach children to read

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Teaching children how to read is increasingly being outsourced to well-meaning volunteers rather than qualified professionals, according to leading author Jackie French.
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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.

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15 Movies Starring Bookstores | Book Recommendations and Reviews | BOOK RIOT

15 Movies Starring Bookstores | Book Recommendations and Reviews | BOOK RIOT | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
Last week, I rounded up my favorite library scenes in movies. But while doing that, I got caught thinking about bookstores in movies as well. So it’s time for a sequel. Here are my favorite movies that star bookstores. Notting … Continued
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Improbable libraries: unusual places to bury your head in a book…

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In an extract from his new book, Alex Johnson looks at the imaginative forms the modern library takes
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7 Reasons Young Adult Books Appeal to Adults - Huffington Post (blog)

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7 Reasons Young Adult Books Appeal to AdultsHuffington Post (blog)Sometimes you feel like a brooding, meditative tome about classical music and the Cold War. Sometimes you don't.

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Megan Andersen's curator insight, October 24, 2014 2:49 PM

Many people like to judge adults who read young adult books, but they often provide more diverse characters and plot lines than some of the adult authors who basically write the same book over and over.

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, October 26, 2014 5:06 AM

Interesting

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Kids Don't Read Books Because Parents Don't Read Books

Kids Don't Read Books Because Parents Don't Read Books | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
There is a cultural narrative about how electronic devices are pulling children away from books. When I meet with other university professors they often tell me that the students don’t read anymore because their eyeballs are glued to their phones. Technophobes think we are raising a generation that doesn’t understand [...]
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, June 11, 2014 2:45 AM

An interesting article about the power of parent reading. Not only to  and with their but reading themselves. Being a good role model includes demonstrating reading for please. 

Dorothy Miller's curator insight, September 8, 2014 10:22 AM

I agree with your observation.   When parents and older siblings sit at the dinner table and can't put their electronic devices down to engage in conversation, there is a great possibility that the small child will not be observed reading a book.  I have had parents bring me their students print books because "They don't use them anymore.  They have a ___ to play electronic games and read e-books.  Our teachers are demanding that our school pay for subscription e-books so the children can read them at home.  Some of these subscription sites read the book to the child on the electronic device.  Where is the enjoyment of sitting with a loved grown-up and reading a new or favorite book together?  These children will not have those precious memories.  "Reading aloud is the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading."

(State of Black CT Alliance-2009)

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British Library puts 1,200 'literary treasures' on new website

British Library puts 1,200 'literary treasures' on new website | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
From Brontë childhood writings to press coverage of Oscar Wilde's trial, 'greatest literary treasures' put online in what will be the largest digital English literature resource
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Developing Literacy Skills Through Comics & Graphic Novels

Developing Literacy Skills Through Comics & Graphic Novels | Read Read Read | Scoop.it

Comics in Education is a website run by Dr. Glen Downey for the purpose of sharing activities and ideas for using comics and graphic novels in literacy education. Head to the classroom section of the site to find five literacy skills development activities that can be completed online or offline. Those activities include wordless narratives, graphic poetry, cave art, visual note-taking, and symbolic language in words and images.


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 11, 2014 3:12 AM

This look really useful! 

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Reading is different online than off, experts say

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Our brains, neuroscientists warn, are developing new circuits with a big impact on non-digital reading

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, April 9, 2014 2:40 AM

This has been clear to many people in education already for years...

donhornsby's curator insight, April 9, 2014 6:33 AM

“We’re spending so much time touching, pushing, linking, scroll­ing and jumping through text that when we sit down with a novel, your daily habits of jumping, clicking, linking is just ingrained in you,” said Andrew Dillon, a University of Texas professor who studies reading. “We’re in this new era of information behavior, and we’re beginning to see the consequences of that.”

donhornsby's curator insight, April 9, 2014 6:35 AM

One of the hallmarks of a leader is taking time to read good books on leadership.  I have suspected that the internet is changing the way that we read - and this article in not encouraging.

 

(From the article): “We’re spending so much time touching, pushing, linking, scroll­ing and jumping through text that when we sit down with a novel, your daily habits of jumping, clicking, linking is just ingrained in you,” said Andrew Dillon, a University of Texas professor who studies reading. “We’re in this new era of information behavior, and we’re beginning to see the consequences of that.”

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'Salinger' and the Future of Multi-Platform Storytelling

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Ron Mwangaguhunga:  "With the success of the "Salinger" synergistic multiplatform strategy, we take a look at the ways filmmakers are telling stories with games, apps, books, and graphic novels."

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, September 15, 2013 12:49 AM

No going back. Multiple platforms all the way ...

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The Future of Books Looks a Lot Like Netflix | Wired Business | Wired.com

The Future of Books Looks a Lot Like Netflix | Wired Business | Wired.com | Read Read Read | Scoop.it
The book business is merging into the magazine business as more publishers sell literature via subscription to highly targeted clusters of readers. High-profile literary studio Plympton is leading the charge with its $5-a-month iOS service Rooster.
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Nurturing Literacy: Tips and Resources For Developing Lifelong Readers

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The importance of early literacy cannot be understated. Countless studies have shown that students who start reading earlier are better prepared for the academic road ahead. Not to mention, early read
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Read With Me: 5 Tips to Foster a Love for Reading

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"Read along with me: the best is yet to be." - Lisa Dabbs (adapted from Robert Browning)

When I first became a teacher, I was excited to begin sharing the love of reading with my students. I grew up
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