Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools
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Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools
Ways and means of supporting and developing young adult readers.
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Most Loved Children's Books (Infographic) - The Digital Reader

Most Loved Children's Books (Infographic) - The Digital Reader | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
Most Loved Children's Books (Infographic) - The Digital Reader
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All this needs is some Australian content - Seven Little Australians, The Magic Pudding, Shy the Platypus, Ivan Southall, Nan Chauncy, Patricia Wrightson, Graeme Base, Garth Nix, Melina Marchetta, Libby Gleeson, etcetera. Will have to sort that out some day.

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Larissa's curator insight, April 14, 2014 2:20 AM

This article helped me decide on what books I needed to research when writing my book. It also showed me how important books are to young children. It was also pretty cool seeing how children's books will change in the future.

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Here Come the Boys

Here Come the Boys | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it

"My own experiences over a long number of years as a reader, a father and an English teacher lead me to believe that the problem is not so clear-cut as the figures suggest, but nonetheless there are some measures which can sensibly be taken to encourage reading, especially among boys."


"Teachers – male and female – must realise that first and foremost they themselves have to be a reader and a role model. Too often I meet teachers who have hardly picked up a book since they graduated from college or university. They should be immersed in books and reading, and it should be a frequent topic for discussion. This means that, apart from adult fiction and current literature relating to their own professional development, they should constantly be seeking out and reading books relating to the age group for which they have responsibility. This will often mean reading material which would not necessarily have been their own choice by instinct."


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Laura Ellen G's curator insight, June 10, 11:38 PM

Excellent article on reading!

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Why boys' literacy skills lag behind girls' and how to bridge the reading gap

Why boys' literacy skills lag behind girls' and how to bridge the reading gap | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
Much of this is what we have been hearing forever, it seems, but make sure you get down to How To Bridge The Reading Gap. Noted literacy researcher, William Brozo, has some sensible ideas that work and are very replicable, including honouring personal choice of reading material.
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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 | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
Author of a big shelf full of books for young readers (including the wonderful War Horse), Morpurgo has some common sense ideas about developing readers.
"Perhaps it is partly that we need to love books ourselves as parents, grandparents and teachers in order to pass on that passion for stories to our children. It's not about testing and reading schemes, but about loving stories and passing on that passion to our children. This might seem naïve and of course the problem is cultural and deep-seated too and therefore unlikely to be resolved quickly, but there must be things we could perhaps do to try to turn things around over time."
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