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Rekindling your kids’ love of books

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HOW often have you heard the catchcry “but reading is BORING!” in your classroom? This can happen at any stage in a child’s life, but most commonly around middle school.


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Thank you Lori Korodaj!

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Parents shun storytime for screen time, study shows

Parents shun storytime for screen time, study shows | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Parents are spending four times the amount of time engaging with screens than they are reading to their children, research has revealed.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 4, 4:55 PM
Reading to and with children are wonderful ways to bond and for them to learn to read. It is a time to use one's imagination and ask questions.
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15 Book and Reading Related Apps for Children

15 Book and Reading Related Apps for Children | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Working in a library I often get asked not only for recommendations for books for children but also for ways to encourage reluctant readers. A fun way to get children into reading is with book related apps, some can be used for learning to read and others which link to a well known series and…
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How to get kids to look away from their screens and take pleasure in books

How to get kids to look away from their screens and take pleasure in books | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Yes, it’s worth squeezing reading for fun into an already overpacked school-year schedule. Here are experts’ recommendations.

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Promoting the Pleasures of Reading: Why It Matters to Kids and to Country - Literacy & NCTE

Promoting the Pleasures of Reading: Why It Matters to Kids and to Country - Literacy & NCTE | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Jeffrey Wilhelm argues that the five different types of pleasure reading - play, work, inner work, intellectual and social - are a civil right.

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On Reading Tasks

On Reading Tasks | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
  I used to ask students to write in their reader's notebook for a few minutes every day after they finished reading.  Some days they could write about whatever, other days I had a specific prompt.  Just four minutes because four always seems less daunting than five.  Just four minutes to give me a feel…
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Sometimes asking students to do a task after reading will put them off. Interesting read. 
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#mydadreads Twitter campaign to encourage home reading 

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First-Year Teachers More Confident in Tech but Use It Less Than Experienced Teachers

First-Year Teachers More Confident in Tech but Use It Less Than Experienced Teachers | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
New data from a survey of more than 37,000 educators revealed that first-year teachers aren't using tech in the classroom as much as their more experienced colleagues even though they have a higher opinion of their own technological abilities.

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New teachers may class themselves as 'advanced' in using tech but don't bring it to the classroom. Are they not as advanced as they feel?

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Let My Students Read

Let My Students Read | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
My friend John Spencer had shared this on Facebook tonight As I got ready to share the quote myself, the comment below it caught my eye... "It's also the job of the school to push children to read books that challenge them and take them out of their comfort zone. Diary of a Wimpy Kid,…

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Wonderful post about the choices children make when reading and why it is important to let them choose. 
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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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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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#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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Victor Ventura's curator insight, September 3, 6:23 AM
Check out this activity. Students always like a challenge.
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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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How reading rewires your brain for more intelligence and empathy

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#BookSnaps!!

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UPDATED!!! #BookSnaps have taken the world by storm!! Enjoy this post…and contact Tara Martin if you would like her to speak about #BookSnaps at your conference or with your staff! Now THIS i…

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Would love one of my book groups to give this a go. 
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NNSTOY-Social-Justice-Book-List-1.pdf

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Great list of books that I will be looking to buy. 
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Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
By adding blogs to a flipped ELA class, teachers present literacy as a design challenge where words, images, and format serve to express students' ideas.

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The Reading Teacher –  Bid Farewell to “I Hate Reading”

The Reading Teacher –  Bid Farewell to “I Hate Reading” | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
“Why do you read?” is a question I’ve asked countless students. Responses run the gamut from a third grader writing, “Because I live in the country..

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I would also add - Talk to your school librarian, invite them into the classroom for book talks. Make them your new best friend :) 
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Helping Students (and Adults) Discover New Books - TechNotes Blog - TCEA

Helping Students (and Adults) Discover New Books - TechNotes Blog - TCEA | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
This website helps children and adults alike discover new books to read by presenting them with just the first page of an unknown book.

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6 Alternatives to Reading Logs by @shfarnsworth - Teacher Tech

6 Alternatives to Reading Logs by @shfarnsworth - Teacher Tech | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
@shfarnsworth

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from the guest post "Let’s face it, reading logs are typically not accurate in time read or books finished. From forged signatures to parents exaggerating the time their student spends in a book, reading logs do very little to motivate students or to instill a love of books. If the purpose of reading logs is to create habitual readers why do they continually fail both students and teachers? What alternatives to tracking pages or time offer more value and choice to readers?"

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7 Tips for Teaching Students How to Recognize Bias in an Era of Fake News

7 Tips for Teaching Students How to Recognize Bias in an Era of Fake News | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Media literacy is more important than ever.

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Are e-books a waste of money? The surprising winner when it comes to reading

Are e-books a waste of money? The surprising winner when it comes to reading | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
In a win for old-fashioned paper books, new research has found children with access to a range of e-reading devices are less likely to read.

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I was demonstrating to some students how to access our e-book collection. One boy asked if he could tell how many pages a book had before he borrowed it. I said no. After borrowing and finding out it had 65 pages he decided he didn't want it after all. I thought one of the hooks was that if a child could not see the actual book they would not be put off by the size of it. This does not seem to be the case in this instance.
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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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Mark your calendars.
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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.