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Computer screens motivate boys to read | National Literacy Trust

A study has revealed that girls read printed books better than boys, but boys' comprehension skills are the same as girls' when digesting hypertexts.

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It doesn't really surprise me that boys read more when reading from computer screens. It's nice that it his report shows that they can be encouraged to read from screens and do better than girls in some instances. 

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, April 14, 2013 4:04 AM

A very interesting research from my hometown university! 

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Why is it important that our children read? What can we do to encourage a love of books and reading......
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How to Help Students Develop a Love of Reading

How to Help Students Develop a Love of Reading | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
 According to the Scholastic survey, three-quarters of parents reported wishing their kids read more for fun. But how exactly do parents do that?

Though there may not be a single secret, there are evidence-based things families can do to encourage kids to read outside of efforts made at school, said University of Virginia psychology professor Daniel Willingham, author of Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do. And the first one is tweaking the reasons behind wanting kids to read in the first place.

Willingham wants parents to re-imagine the act of reading as having less to do with school and more with a life well-lived. Instead of telling kids that reading books will help them get good grades or find a good career, he said, make reading part of a larger family value: loving to learn.

“Reading is part of a broader context of values that parents communicate to children,” Willingham said. “These are families who value learning new things. And not just in the context of school.”

When learning about the world through books becomes a family value instead of a school responsibility, parents are no longer seen as enforcers: instead they’re the enjoyers, Willingham suggests. Kids may then absorb the values message, ‘reading is important to who we are; reading is what we do.’


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'Reading is about a life well lived and less about grades'
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13 kids books to spark conversations about empathy

13 kids books to spark conversations about empathy | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
You can instill empathy by reading books that touch on the subject and spark a conversation about what it means to be empathetic.
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Lovely list of book suggestions 
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#30SecondBookTalk Challenge! It's Time for ROUND 1!

#30SecondBookTalk Challenge! It's Time for ROUND 1! | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
T he wait is over! It's time to reveal the 16 booktalks that make up ROUND ONE of the 2017 World Book Talk Championship! We had such

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I love this idea and will be sharing it with the schools I support. 
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Australian School Library Celebrations & Reading Promotions Calendar

Australian School Library Celebrations & Reading Promotions Calendar | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Library Celebrations & Reading Promotions Throughout The Year - Australia Month Celebrations Resources Connections (Curriculum, Events, etc…) Display & Bulletin Board Ideas New Book Releases New Movies Based on Books Special Notes January West Australian Young Readers Awar

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Good example of planning throughout the year. 
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24 Books To Read Before They Come To A Screen Near You

24 Books To Read Before They Come To A Screen Near You | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
See which of your favorite books are going to be movies in 2017, 2018, and beyond.

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Excited to see Wonder on this list. Lots to watch next year! 
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Which Reading Skills are Critical to Learn in the Ninth Grade? - Mind/Shift

Which Reading Skills are Critical to Learn in the Ninth Grade? - Mind/Shift | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Many freshmen coming into one of Nashville’s top public high schools are competent and fluent readers, but have a hard time reading deeply, making ninth grade a challenging year.

In general, English teacher Emily Moore said, nearly all of the freshmen she teaches at Hume-Fogg Academic High School — a magnet school in downtown Nashville a few blocks from Music City’s famed honky-tonks — have no experience in text analysis.

“They’re all great readers,” she said, noting that nearly 90 percent are reading at grade level. “But I have a hard time getting them to engage with the text, read for understanding and deeper meaning. I have a hard time getting them to read and think and write critically about fiction and nonfiction alike.”

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What are the necessary skills for teenagers? This discussion highlights some of the problems facing teenagers as they become adult readers. 

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Jason Smith's curator insight, July 18, 2015 11:55 AM

Schools need to teach reading skills in EVERY grade

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Teaching Kids Skills For Deep Reading on Digital Devices - Mind/Shift

Teaching Kids Skills For Deep Reading on Digital Devices - Mind/Shift | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
There’s no doubt that the experience of reading online is different than reading in print, but does it affect comprehension? While several studies have found student comprehension and retention are lower on digital devices, could it be that students just need to learn the right tools to enhance their digital reading? Maria Konnikova explores the research and theories behind reading in her New Yorker column.

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Digital is here to stay. Let's include and teach the skills to use it properly. We can still enjoy a real book but help children find their way of accessing the digital version if they want to. 

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Keep Up With Your Kids: Back-to-School Reading for Parents

Keep Up With Your Kids: Back-to-School Reading for Parents | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Local school teachers and librarians offer their picks for books that kids and parents will enjoy reading together.

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Love this idea!

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What are the best cakes based on children's books?

What are the best cakes based on children's books? | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
“ From The Gruffalo to The Very Hungry Caterpillar, to cakes fit for Katniss Everdeen. The Book Doctor has ideas for edible cakes of favourite books for Easter and beyond!”
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Teaching Your Kid to Read? Let Her Play Minecraft - Good.IS

Teaching Your Kid to Read? Let Her Play Minecraft - Good.IS | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
“ The first time linguist and game studies theorist James Gee played a video game, he failed many times over. But instead of giving up, he merrily persevered, choosing to exercise “learning muscles” he hadn’t worked out since his grad school days. “Lots of young people pay lots of money to engage in an activity that is hard, long, and complex,” he realized. Games were evidence that humans love learning. But why do they seem to love it more during Minecraft than in the classroom? A game, most simply defined, is nothing more than a set of problems that a player must solve in order to win. And whether played on a board, cards, a computer, an iPad, or a console, games have the ability to intrinsically shape the way we teach and learn language and literacy.”
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Not sure what I think about this. If it encourages reading for pleasure then it's good, if it encourages more computer game play then maybe not so good. I do think there is room for every type of reading and if this works we should encourage it.
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In defence of young adult fiction

In defence of young adult fiction | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
“ Samantha Shannon and Caitlin Moran defend young adult fiction, a genre best known for The Hunger Games and Twilight.”
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YA fiction is so important and should not be put in the corner.
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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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Life-long learning habits begin with early literacy - Bellingham Herald

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Early literacy is very important

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Resolutions and Reading Challenges | Knowledge Quest

Resolutions and Reading Challenges | Knowledge Quest | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
January is the season for resolutions and reading challenges. I resolve to answer emails this year instead of thinking really hard about answering them, getting distracted, and never giving them another thought, and I’ve chosen a reading challenge focusing on... Read More ›

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World Read Aloud Day - Feb. 16, 2017 - Global Connections 

World Read Aloud Day - Feb. 16, 2017 - Global Connections  | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
World Read Aloud Day

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30 Ideas For A More Bookish Winter

30 Ideas For A More Bookish Winter | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it

Kelly Jensen writes: "For some of us, winter feels like it encompasses not a season, but half of a year. It’s a time of quiet and a time when things seem to be dialed back in the world around us (except, perhaps, in places where you get to experience snow or sleet or freezing rain or freezing fog and know exactly what kind of snow is best for making snowmen and what kind will break your back while shoveling). It’s also a time when many begin to really feel the impact of seasonal affective disorder and moods and energy can be low."


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Love this idea. I can't wait to get started :)
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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, January 14, 1:12 PM

Kelly shares a lot of ideas which can easily be translated into displays. (I'm going to be cutting more snowflakes to make a chain of books student read over our three week winter break.) I'm looking forward to her spring list. If you're planning far ahead, here are links to her summer and fall lists

GwynethJones's curator insight, January 15, 10:06 AM

I especially like "Cozy up under a blanket or beside a warm fire and reread a favorite book from your childhood."

 

One of my fav winter books is  "The Long Winter" from the Little House on the Prairie series.

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Why stories matter for children’s learning

Why stories matter for children’s learning | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
What are your kids reading in the new year? What kids read has a strong impact on their perceptions of reality.
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Teaching empathy and understanding through reading is very important. This is not possible if children don't read. School libraries are a way to give access to books that children may not have at home. If the school is lucky enough to have a librarian will provide access to a professional who can guide, nurture and support reading in every individual child.
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The Great Gift of Reading Aloud

The Great Gift of Reading Aloud | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
“Meghan Cox Gurdon on the best books to read out loud”
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With the Summer Reading Challenge upon us, why not share the books with your children. It will be good for all of you.
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How to get teenagers to read

How to get teenagers to read | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it

Once children can read teachers and parents stop encouraging them to continue reading. But reading for pleasure is important, too.


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A very insightful article about the importance of reading for pleasure. 

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Tracey Robertson's curator insight, June 24, 2015 3:29 PM

Reading is a stress release.

A conversation starter.

Grows imagination and creativeness.

abha sood's curator insight, July 11, 2015 3:10 AM

Book reading habbit is the most valuable gift a parent can give their child.

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25 Cool Reading Games For Kids: The Ultimate List!

25 Cool Reading Games For Kids: The Ultimate List! | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Check out these insanely fun and interactive reading games. We've hand picked the best games from around the web. Super simple, free and tons of fun!
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This looks really great! 

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The Results Are In: Libraries Matter.

The Results Are In: Libraries Matter. - Room to Read Insider - Medium
At Room to Read we are passionate about testing our assumptions. We do not want to take for granted that what we’re doin…

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Reading matters! Libraries allow this to happen!

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 14, 2015 8:52 AM

Results of a Gates' funded global study

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50 Books Worth Reading This Year As Recommended by TED ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

50 Books Worth Reading This Year As Recommended by TED ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it

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Seven ways schools kill the love of reading in kids — and 4 principles to help restore it

Seven ways schools kill the love of reading in kids — and 4 principles to help restore it | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Some of the standard reading exercises in school are boredom-inducers.

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Give them a choice and let them decide what they want to read. It is a personal choice after all. Encourage reading for pleasure by providing as wider selection as possible in your school library.

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The 5 Common Elements of Good Storytelling

The 5 Common Elements of Good Storytelling | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it

Everything can be a story -- you've just got to tell it.


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Not really reading but story telling is part of this. A very interesting article and I would really like to go and hear this man tell his stories. 

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