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Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools
Ways and means of supporting and developing young adult readers.
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Reading: The Core Skill:Every Child, Every Day

Reading: The Core Skill:Every Child, Every Day | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
Here, we outline six elements of instruction that every child should experience every day. Each of these elements can be implemented in any district and any school, with any curriculum or set of materials, and without additional funds. All that's necessary is for adults to make the decision to do it.
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» How to Read More: A Lover’s Guide :zenhabits

A novel is a time machine, a worm-hole to different dimensions, a special magic that puts you into the minds and bodies of fascinating people, a transporter that lets you travel the world, a dizzying exploration of love and death and sex and seedy criminal underworlds and fairylands, a creator of new best friends. All in one...Lots of people say they want to read more, but don’t know how to start. Read this. It should help.

1. Don’t read because you should — read for joy. Find books about exciting stories, about people who fascinate you, about new worlds that you’d love to visit. Forget the classics, unless they fit this prescription. [+9 more ideas from Leo Babauta]
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Interactive ebooks take on fiction novels

Interactive ebooks take on fiction novels | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
Chafie Creative Group, based in Dallas, has introduced a new iPad app called Immersedition, the first in what it believes is a new form of interactive book app. The app features as its first title The Survivors, a young adult fiction from new author Amanda Havard, who designed the story to ultimately be an enhanced media experience. The 283-page book, which went on sale earlier this year in print and tells the stories of descendants from participants in the Salem Witch Trial, includes 300 touch points that reveal 500 interactive frames of content embedded in the pages of the book through watermarks.
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‘Reading Workshop’ Approach Lets Students Pick the Books - Series - NYTimes.com

‘Reading Workshop’ Approach Lets Students Pick the Books - Series - NYTimes.com | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it

This 2009 New York Times article features an English teacher using Reading Workshop in which students choose their own books, discuss them individually with their teacher and one another, and keep detailed journals about their reading. Reading Workshop is a method developed by Nancie Atwell, the author of “In the Middle” and “The Reading Zone,” popular guidebooks for teachers that promote giving students widespread choice. This approach to English teaching allows teachers to be really engaged in developing students as readers. [A similar strategy used in Australia is Clayton Massey's No Set Text Approach: http://bit.ly/r5aR6v ]

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