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BBC's The Big Read - Best Loved Novels of All Time - How many have you read?

BBC's The Big Read - Best Loved Novels of All Time - How many have you read? | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Find your score on this list by clicking each item that you have completed. The Big Read was a survey on books carried out by the BBC in the UK in 2003, where over three quarters of a million votes were received from the...
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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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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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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...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Love this, such a good list. 

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Life-long learning habits begin with early literacy - Bellingham Herald

Find local news about crime, communities, education, government, environment and more from Bellingham and Whatcom County, WA, available at The Bellingham Herald and BellinghamHerald.com.
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Early literacy is very important

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Three Options for Independent Reading on the iPad - Primary Preoccupation

Three Options for Independent Reading on the iPad - Primary Preoccupation | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Primary teachers (and in fact all teachers) are always on the look out for quality reading options for their students.  This is true for digital format books as well as more traditional book forms. When my six and seven-year old students read independently on their iPads, I want to offer them good options as well. Fortunately, I have found three worthwhile options for my six and seven year olds.

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Some really useful tips on using your iPad in a classroom setting that will help you inspire reading for pleasure. Thanks for sharing John! 

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, October 11, 2014 1:03 PM

Something for you to share with the teachers!

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An Insider Look Into The Brain of Struggling Readers (Poster) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

An Insider Look Into The Brain of Struggling Readers (Poster) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it

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This is a really interesting and useful infographic. Thanks for sharing, Anna. 

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The best young adult books of 2014 - Telegraph

The best young adult books of 2014 - Telegraph | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
The must-read young adult fiction (YA) and best teen books released in 2014 so far. Updated weekly k
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I know what I will be ordering today. Any other suggestions would be good. 

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, August 14, 2014 8:53 AM

Looking for something to read. Try this list. 

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THE NATIONAL CHILDREN'S BOOK AND LITERACY ALLIANCE: Helping Your Kids Find the Right Books

THE NATIONAL CHILDREN'S BOOK AND LITERACY ALLIANCE: Helping Your Kids Find the Right Books | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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Some great recommendations to help fine the right book. 

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Great Summer Reading List for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Summer Reading List for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it

"Looking for some good titles to read this summer? The resources below will probably be of some help. These are collections of books curated with teachers and educators in mind. They span a plethora of education-related themes and topics and some of them also touch on the area of personal development and motivation. Sift through the titles and see if there is anything worth your reading time which I am pretty sure there are many. Enjoy."


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Something for the teachers this time! 

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 4, 2014 5:05 PM

Something for the teachers this summer.

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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, 3:29 PM

Reading is a stress release.

A conversation starter.

Grows imagination and creativeness.

abha sood's curator insight, July 11, 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, 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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Why Geocaching Is The Perfect Sport for Readers - BOOK RIOT

Why Geocaching Is The Perfect Sport for Readers - BOOK RIOT | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
“ Geocaching may just be the perfect sport for readers of all ages.”
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21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills

21 Cool Anchor Charts To Teach Close-Reading Skills | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Close reading is a hot topic that's just getting hotter! Here are 21 anchor charts, bulletin board ideas and other resources that you can bring into your classroom to turn your readers into eve...

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I like this too! Some really useful ideas. 

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Linda Denty's curator insight, September 22, 2014 6:18 PM

These are awesome.  Thanks to WeAreTeachers.

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, September 23, 2014 1:12 PM

Always nice to be reminded!

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10 research-based tips for reading with your child | Teacher's Notebook Blog

10 research-based tips for reading with your child | Teacher's Notebook Blog | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it

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Always good to see a reminder.
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Anita Vance's curator insight, September 20, 2014 10:08 AM

A blog and info to share with your parents and caregivers. 

SLS Guernsey's curator insight, September 21, 2014 4:03 AM

Reading is so important!

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Why Kids Need to Read Non-Fiction Books - Imagination Soup

Why Kids Need to Read Non-Fiction Books - Imagination Soup | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Kids (and adults) usually gravitate towards fiction or non-fiction. But it's important to read and develop skills with both. So whether or not you have a non-fiction fan at your house or not, see if your kids would be interested in any one of these books that I'm recommending to you today.

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I love this list of books! Will be sharing it. 

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Anita Vance's curator insight, August 6, 2014 1:15 PM

Here is a nice mix of titles and reasons to share nonfiction,overall.  Thank you to Melissa Taylor for building a nice starting point.

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100 novels everyone should read - Telegraph

100 novels everyone should read - Telegraph | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
The best novels of all time from Tolkien to Proust and Middlemarch

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Now here is a reading list. I think I have some reading to do...

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