Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools
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Ways and means of supporting and developing young adult readers.
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Guest Post: Karen Rock on Let's Hear It for the Boy(s)!

Guest Post: Karen Rock on Let's Hear It for the Boy(s)! | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it

A wise article about what works in YA fiction, with words from a number of authors, some new to me that I'll be following up.

Next step: Which Australian writers are producing books of this kind?

"Writing books that appeal to boys is a joy and a challenge.
Here are some “boots on the ground” perspectives from readers, teachers, and librarians, as well as invaluable insights shared by children’s authors Darren Shan, Ellen Hopkins, Tim Wynne-Jones, and break-out debut novelist, Scott Blagden on how to reach this important readership."


Via Heather Stapleton, Wilma Carter
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edittorrent

edittorrent | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
This blog authored by two editors is useful for RA professionals because it highlights what works in writing. For example, the most recent post (17 Dec 2011) is about how to do Call to Action well. This part of a story is vital to hooking the reader, particularly the reluctant reader. It is something I will be more explicit about in RA in future.
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Michael Rosen: Reading for Pleasure Conference - first impressions

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Michael Rosen gives wise commentary on some of the issues raised at this conference.
"... if you connect a reading for enjoyment programme across a whole school, connecting it to sheer volume of reading AND to rewards and awards decided by the authority of the school - no matter how kind or well-meaning - then the emphasis in the children's minds will not be on the two key aspects of reading that, I would say, would impact on writing: a) personal unravelling of meaning through silent reading b) open-ended, unrewarded, ungraded talk."
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