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Philip Pullman: 'Loosening the chains of the imagination'

Philip Pullman: 'Loosening the chains of the imagination' | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
The author, whose His Dark Materials trilogy alone has been translated into 40 languages and sold millions, talks to Jon Henley about what children look for in stories
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5 Best Sites to Find and Download Free Ebooks

5 Best Sites to Find and Download Free Ebooks | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Here is the nice and free list of the website from which you can find and download free Ebooks on your device.
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Always good to know where you can get something free. 

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Roundtable: Should Parents Limit Comics Reading? — Good Comics for Kids

Roundtable: Should Parents Limit Comics Reading? — Good Comics for Kids | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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Interesting opinions about children reading comics. I buy my son a comic every week as it was all he would happily choose to read every week. He has since expanded his reading but still loves his comic. 

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Literature Study Guides (#)

Shmoop Literature study guides # and teaching resources for novels, books & plays. By Ph.D. and Masters students from Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley
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Some really useful books here. 

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10 sites where you can read books online

10 sites where you can read books online | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
A simple guide to most popular sites where you can read books online. Includes detailed description of each site and a screenshot of reading interface.
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Top Ten Middle Grade Read Alouds That Will Have Kids Rolling on the Floor Laughing by Cathy Potter

Top Ten Middle Grade Read Alouds That Will Have Kids Rolling on the Floor Laughing by Cathy Potter | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
August is the month when classroom teachers are thinking about their plans for the new school year. One important decision is which books will be read aloud to students. There have been many Twitte...
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SEVEN STEPS TO PERFECT STORIES???

SEVEN STEPS TO PERFECT STORIES??? | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
From structure and plot to heroes and characters, your story must have everything in place if it's to connect with the reader. Follow our guide to storytelling success.

Via Karen Dietz, Susan Kluger
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Hans Heesterbeek's curator insight, July 30, 2013 1:48 AM

Great graph and a way to geet your story told

Vnay Thoke's curator insight, August 28, 2013 4:17 AM

Perfect for amatuer writers.

Hans Heesterbeek's curator insight, September 20, 2013 12:38 AM

Nice infographic

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Study: Reading Fiction Makes People Comfortable With Ambiguity

Study: Reading Fiction Makes People Comfortable With Ambiguity | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
New Canadian research finds reading a literary short story increases one’s comfort with ambiguity.
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Reading for pleasure - TES English - Blog - TES English - TES Community

Reading for pleasure - TES English - Blog - TES English - TES Community | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
TES Community connects teachers around the world to share classroom support, healthy debate and extra-curricular fun
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Overdrive freebies!

Overdrive freebies! | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
  Have you grabbed your free SYNC audiobooks yet? Posted: 09 Jul 2013 04:37 AM PDT Back in May we announced this year’s launching of the audiobook SYNC program. Since that time, thousands have...
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Thanks for pointing me to this Pippa :) 

 

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Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Lord of the Flies, William Golding, Literature, Nobelprize.org, Nobel, Nobel Prize, game, edutainment, educational, school, flash
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Read the book? Now test yourself with this great game.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's comment, July 9, 2013 3:34 PM
My son is doing this as his grade 11 independent novel study. Thanks Elizabeth:)
Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 9, 2013 3:35 PM

Study aid to help those reading Lord of the Flies!

Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, July 10, 2013 2:55 AM
Glad it was useful Pippa! Let me know how he finds using it.
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8 tips and tricks to get the most of Project Gutenberg

8 tips and tricks to get the most of Project Gutenberg | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
If you want to know how to explore Project Gutenberg more effectively and get books faster - here is a bunch of tips & tricks for your convenience.
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Some great tips! 

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Two weeks of freebies for teen reading groups | Reading Groups for Everyone

Two weeks of freebies for teen reading groups | Reading Groups for Everyone | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
From 17 June until 29 June, we're celebrating young people's reading groups by giving away free books and running competitions to meet top young adult authors.
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Seek the Unknown: Start Planning for Teen Read Week Now | School Library Journal

Seek the Unknown: Start Planning for Teen Read Week Now | School Library Journal | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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The Writing Tools of 20 Famous Authors

The Writing Tools of 20 Famous Authors | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
It's no secret that writers can be quite particular about their writing tools. Some might call it an obsession or fetish, but the pens, pencils, notebooks, and other implements that authors have us...
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Not reading but writing this time. Interesting to note how many authors use fountain pen to write as it slows them down.....helps the thinking process! 

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Secrets of Storytime: 10 Tips for Great Sessions from a 40-year Pro | School Library Journal

Secrets of Storytime: 10 Tips for Great Sessions from a 40-year Pro | School Library Journal | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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It is alway useful to share/take ideas from someone who has years of experience. I have been reading stories to groups of children for years myself and this explains it very well. 

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Why teachers should read more children's books

Why teachers should read more children's books | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
A research project has found that teachers who read for pleasure have better book knowledge and feel more confident, calm and stress-free in the classroom
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Library Staff's curator insight, September 22, 2013 10:16 PM

Holiday reading here we come!

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15 Wonderful Quotes About Life From Children's Books

15 Wonderful Quotes About Life From Children's Books | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Sometimes the perfect inspiration comes from our childhood.
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Just love it and thought you would too! 

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36 Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps From edshelf

36 Digital Storytelling Sites and Apps From edshelf | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Websites & mobile apps for digital storytelling, such as Toontastic, VoiceThread, StoryKit, Xtranormal, Puppet Pals, Pixton, Storybird, Comic Master, etc.

Via Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby, Joyce Valenza, Dennis T OConnor, Susan Kluger
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Patricia Stitson's comment, June 11, 2013 1:52 AM
Just for kids? Maybe not. We all have a story to share. Who is building the platform where we can upload stories from all these apps?
Patricia Stitson's curator insight, June 11, 2013 1:53 AM

Just for kids? Maybe not. We all have a story to share. Who is building the platform where we can upload stories from all these apps?

Cindy Rudy's curator insight, July 4, 2013 10:05 PM

Another great collection of tools and ideas for storytelling digitally.

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Top Ten Reasons Reading Is Better Than Watching TV

Top Ten Reasons Reading Is Better Than Watching TV | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
1)      If you fall asleep while reading you don’t miss anything.   2)      It’s quiet. 3)      You can do it ANYWHERE including places with no cell service, electricity, wifi, or satellite tr...
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51 Sources Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Free eBooks

51 Sources Of Hundreds Of Thousands Of Free eBooks | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it

"eBooks should’ve been a game-changing technology.

 

The idea was simple enough: no longer did you need to travel to the library to wade through rows and stacks and floors and buildings and card catalogs only to wag home only as much as you could carry."


Via John Evans, Karen Bonanno
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Elaine Watkins's curator insight, July 13, 2013 9:05 PM

Definitely going to be useful in our Novel Studies this term! Thanks!

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, July 14, 2013 3:29 AM

An interesting post that only mentions the financial and equiyt mpact of e-books and the provides links to multiple sources for free e-books.

Junita Lyon's curator insight, July 14, 2013 3:36 AM

A great site

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How to Get Kids Hooked on Nonfiction Books This Summer

How to Get Kids Hooked on Nonfiction Books This Summer | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
The long hot days of summer are the perfect time for kids to hone their knowledge of the wizard world, King Arthur’s court or the magical land of Narnia.
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Class divide for boys' reading | National Literacy Trust

A new study suggests the brightest boys from poor homes in England and Scotland are at least two-and-a-half years behind in reading compared with those from the richest homes.
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» Teaching Your Son to Love to Read: Successful Reading Strategies for Boys

» Teaching Your Son to Love to Read: Successful Reading Strategies for Boys | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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Love it! 

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, July 6, 2013 10:34 AM

Strategies to get reluctant readers to read and get them to widen the horizon of books to read!

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14 Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen

14 Books To Read Before They Hit The Big Screen | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it

Because 99% of the time, the books are better than the movies. Some of these film adaptations, though, look really promising.


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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, June 24, 2013 9:39 PM
Looking for a good book club for students or staff? Great way to get your teaching staff exposed to some good titles. Here's some ideas. Always fun to wrap it up with a good movie.