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32 Reading Websites

32 Reading Websites | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
These cover elementary school through high school (sites like Open Library and Gutenberg Press where students can get free copies of books they need for class): Read Stories Aesop Fables—no ads Aes...

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Love this, such a good list. 

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Carnegie Shortlist Predictions

Carnegie Shortlist Predictions | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Next week, on March 18th, the 2014 Carnegie shortlist will be announced. I’ve been reading the whole longlist and have discovered some wonderful books whilst trying to predict what will make it to the...
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What will your shoe list be? Looking forward to reading the short lists with my school book groups. 

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10 Reasons Nonreaders Don't Read — and How to Change Their Minds | Scholastic.com

10 Reasons Nonreaders Don't Read — and How to Change Their Minds | Scholastic.com | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
 Expert advice on how to change the minds of kids who hate to read.

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Great article about how to encourage non-readers. 

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Anita Vance's curator insight, September 19, 2013 9:38 AM

Now you know - let's fix this!

Sue Holmes's curator insight, September 24, 2013 4:55 AM

Great suggestions to change children's negative attitude to reading.

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March 6, 2013 - World Read Aloud Day

March 6, 2013 - World Read Aloud Day | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it

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Lourense Das's curator insight, February 28, 2013 8:44 AM

Celebrate by reading aloud, giving away a book, or taking action in any way you can to Read It Forward on behalf of the 793 million people who cannot read. - See more at: http://litworld.org/worldreadaloudday/#sthash.6OUcc24U.dpuf

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Novel Finding: Reading Literary Fiction Improves Empathy

Novel Finding: Reading Literary Fiction Improves Empathy | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
The types of books we read may affect how we relate to others
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Teaching children empathy? Get them to read fiction. More reasons to ensure that all those children who prefer non-fiction are encouraged to read fiction. 

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Books for Boys that Aren't “Books for Boys” | The Hub

Books for Boys that Aren't “Books for Boys” | The Hub | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it

"I realized it doesn’t matter if a book is “for” a guy or a girl; the gender of the intended audience tends to get all mixed up when you factor in the power of a good story. Boys like stories; girls like stories. Readers in general like stories. We need to forget what we think about boys and reading and find them the stories they want."


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Interesting article about boys and reading. 

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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages

Via Mihaela Banek Zorica, Lourense Das, Library Staff
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Interesting article. It could explain why students retain less when reading from a screen. They scan rather than read the whole thing. Have to say that I have found myself doing the same thing! 

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Engaging Boys in Literacy

"Boys need a sense of purpose in order to engage with what they do. Give them an audience, create real ‘wow’ moments and help develop a love of fiction. Gary Wilson explores some practical ways in which you can help to engage boys."


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, March 1, 2013 12:02 PM

Boys love book club!  Teaching wilderness skills by reading Swiss Family Robinson!  

Alison Hewett's curator insight, April 6, 2013 6:33 PM

Tips to help boys

Heather Stapleton's curator insight, October 14, 2013 6:34 AM

New link for this video is https://global.oup.com/education/searchresults?search_input=engaging+boys+in+literacy++video+&region=international#