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Oliver Jeffers Teaching Ideas and Resources

Oliver Jeffers Teaching Ideas and Resources | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Find ideas and resources for books by Oliver Jeffers.
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Lovely teaching ideas. 

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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 6:38 AM

Now you know - let's fix this!

Sue Holmes's curator insight, September 24, 2013 1:55 AM

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

Sue Holmes's curator insight, September 24, 2013 1:55 AM

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

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Children's Books - Articles - From the horse’s mouth - Books of the Year 2014 | BfK No. 204

Children's Books - Articles - From the horse’s mouth - Books of the Year 2014 | BfK No. 204 | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Books for Keeps is an independent magazine about children’s books, with thousands of reviews, articles and news from the industry.
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Lovely list of up coming books and authors

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10 Favorite Books to Read to Your Child - No End to Books (Christian reviews)

10 Favorite Books to Read to Your Child - No End to Books (Christian reviews) | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Children whose parents read to them tend to become readers themselves (best books to read to your child)
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Heroine addict: Can a good book actually change our personalities?

Heroine addict: Can a good book actually change our personalities? | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
It was Jo March, rebellious heroine of Louisa May Alcott's tearjerker, Little Women, who taught me the best way to read – she likes perching in an apple tree, or curling up on a broken sofa, wrapped in a blanket, eating russet apples, ready to...
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A really interesting article about how reading can have an effect on you in many ways. 

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Why we must get children reading

Why we must get children reading | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
I will be honest, when I was at secondary school I was never a big reader. There had been a few books that captivated my interest, like the Harry Potter series or His Dark Materials trilogy but apa...
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Another interesting article about the importance of encouraging reading for pleasure! 

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Matt Renwick's Top Ten Takeaways from The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease (Penguin, 2013)

Matt Renwick's Top Ten Takeaways from The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease (Penguin, 2013) | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Starting in January, parents and staff at Howe Elementary School will join me in reading The Read Aloud Handbook, 7th edition by Jim Trelease (Penguin, 2013). Our goal is to create more awareness o...
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A lot of great ideas. Thanks Matt Renwick, you are doing a great job! 

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Brain function 'boosted for days after reading a novel'

Brain function 'boosted for days after reading a novel' | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Being pulled into the world of a gripping novel can trigger actual, measurable changes in the brain that linger for at least five days after reading, scientists have said.

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Note to self...need to read more :) 

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, December 30, 2013 2:48 AM

Knew it! If only I had time to read when I need my non-holiday brain...

Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, December 30, 2013 4:23 AM

Excellent news! :-)

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Revealed: A Book the Size of a Ladybug

Revealed: A Book the Size of a Ladybug | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
A library puts one of its tiniest items under a microscope and finds the first chapter of Genesis
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Reading for pleasure puts children ahead in the classroom, study finds - Institute of Education, University of London

Reading for pleasure puts children ahead in the classroom, study finds - Institute of Education, University of London | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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More research to prove what we know already! Useful to have the evidence though :) 

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BiblioNasium

BiblioNasium | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Excite, encourage and engage kids to read! Check out BiblioNasium, where young readers connect & share book lists and good reads with friends, teachers & parents.
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If you are interested in promoting reading for pleasure this webite looks fab!

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Secret Fore-Edge Paintings Revealed in Early 19th Century Books at the University of Iowa | Colossal

Secret Fore-Edge Paintings Revealed in Early 19th Century Books at the University of Iowa | Colossal | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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It's not reading but it is books so I think it qualifies to be here. Enjoy it's amazing

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Christmas 2013: Best books of the year for young children - Telegraph

Christmas 2013: Best books of the year for young children - Telegraph | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
A selection of the best guide books for young travellers to space, taking in elephants and dinosaurs along the way
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A lovely selection of books! 

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International Book Giving Day

International Book Giving Day | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Three simple ways to celebrate International Book Giving Day! 1. Give a Book to a Friend or Relative. Celebrate International Book Giving Day by giving a child a new, used or borrowed book. 2. Leave a Book in a Waiting Room or Lobby. Choose a waiting room where kids are stuck waiting and there are…
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Who will you be giving a book to? 

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Greetings from Nowhere: Things I Love Thursday

Greetings from Nowhere: Things I Love Thursday | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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How to make an author visit go smoothly. 

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Top 10 Things Picture Books Taught Me by Beth Shaum | Nerdy ...

Top 10 Things Picture Books Taught Me by Beth Shaum | Nerdy ... | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
What “counts” as reading? Well it turns out that lots of people have an opinion on that question, or more accurately, what doesn't count as reading. Here's what I've been told doesn't count as reading, either explicitly or ...
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Great insight into why reading picture books is as important for adults as it is for children! 

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Enjoy A Book: Remedies for Reluctant Readers

Enjoy A Book: Remedies for Reluctant Readers | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it

"A book review blog with a literacy lean. Contemporary young adult, middle-grade, nonfiction, literary fiction--there's something here for everyone!"


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Heather Stapleton's curator insight, January 16, 6:21 PM

Great posts on promoting reading, literacy, book reviews, readers advisory and more!

Sunflower Foundation's curator insight, January 17, 9:41 PM

I love reading yet I have grandchildren who don't enjoy it. And I know there are children and adults everywhere like that. So this blog might be of help. Also those wishing to improve their English and looking for books that will reward their effort.

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Print Starts to Settle Into Its Niches

Print Starts to Settle Into Its Niches | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
At a time when e-book sales seem to be flattening, there is something to be learned from Kevin Kelly’s self-published print catalog, a collection of reviews accrued from a website over the years.
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Great article! 

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8 Actors on Books and Reading

8 Actors on Books and Reading | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
While we at the Riot take some time off to rest and catch up on our reading, we're re-running some of our favorite posts from the last several months. Enjo
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the edge: Salute to Librarians! Featuring Wokingham Librarian Barbara Band

the edge: Salute to Librarians! Featuring Wokingham Librarian Barbara Band | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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Barbara Band  is a real advocate for school librarians and puts what we do so eloquently "To begin with you need the support of your school, and an ethos that recognises the benefits of reading and encourages reading for pleasure. This attitude will then filter down through the staff so that any strategies and promotions you organise will be supported, and these need to be a wide range of techniques from library lessons, book boxes in tutor groups, subtle messages around the school about reading, active encourage from all staff in all subjects, displays, author visits, etc. If a school supports reading then they are also like to have a well-stocked library staffed by a professional librarian; you cannot entice students to read without these elements"

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Barbara Band  is a real advocate for school librarians and puts what we do so eloquently "To begin with you need the support of your school, and an ethos that recognises the benefits of reading and encourages reading for pleasure. This attitude will then filter down through the staff so that any strategies and promotions you organise will be supported, and these need to be a wide range of techniques from library lessons, book boxes in tutor groups, subtle messages around the school about reading, active encourage from all staff in all subjects, displays, author visits, etc. If a school supports reading then they are also like to have a well-stocked library staffed by a professional librarian; you cannot entice students to read without these elements"

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Watch. Connect. Read.: Most Viewed Posts of 2013

Watch. Connect. Read.: Most Viewed Posts of 2013 | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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How to teach… reading for pleasure - The Guardian (blog)

How to teach… reading for pleasure - The Guardian (blog) | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it

"The link between reading for fun and educational success is well established, but how can teachers get reluctant readers into books?"


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This is full of useful ideas and resources. 

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Heather Stapleton's curator insight, December 17, 2013 7:41 PM

Links to resources from the Teacher Network, The Guardian.

Sunflower Foundation's curator insight, December 18, 2013 7:16 PM

An excellent resource for teachers as it focuses on reluctant readers and those from illiterate or non reading homes.

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Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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A little Christmas reading challenge?

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BfK No. 203 | Books for Keeps - the children's book magazine online

BfK No. 203 | Books for Keeps - the children's book magazine online | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
This issue’s cover illustration is from Song of the Golden Hare by Jackie Morris. Thanks to Frances Lincoln for their help with this November cover.
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25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 30, 2013 2:44 PM

Great ideas for literacy promotion in schools.  

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 27, 2013 4:16 PM

I've sat through many librarian interviews lead by principals.  A standard question I always hear is "How will you promote reading?"   Sometimes the answers I hear surprise me.  A.R. is something I've heard frequently.  I challenge you to imagine a world without A.R. What would you do then?  I would recommend studying this webpage for ideas. 

 

If you're fortunate to already be in a school library you might find some fresh ideas for promoting reading on your campus.