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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:)
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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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The A-Z Summer Reading Tree: 26 Ways To Encourage Reading This Summer - Jump Into A Book

The A-Z Summer Reading Tree: 26 Ways To Encourage Reading This Summer - Jump Into A Book | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
The A-Z Summer Reading Tree: 26 Ways To Encourage Reading This Summer is a list of links, books, and activities to keep your little reader active all summer.
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Isn't it funny how bears like... what was it again? Publisher abridges Winnie-the-Pooh stories to cope with modern children's short attention spans

Isn't it funny how bears like... what was it again? Publisher abridges Winnie-the-Pooh stories to cope with modern children's short attention spans | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Egmont Press is releasing a new app featuring a shorter and speeded-up version of Pooh's adventures in Hundred Acre Wood.
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Glad Pooh has got a new following but quicker is not better!

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Reading age jumps with tablet help

Reading age jumps with tablet help | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
A new way of using tablet computers in schools could change how children are taught in Wales, after average reading ages at one primary leapt from nine to 13.
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Lisa Bu: How books can open your mind

What happens when a dream you've held since childhood ... doesn't come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to books."


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"May books be always with you" Lisa Bu

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Books provide refuge, release, fantasy, support and wonder in a world of their own.

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Stacked: So You Want to Read YA?: Guest Post from Daisy Whitney (author of When You Were Here)

Stacked: So You Want to Read YA?: Guest Post from Daisy Whitney (author of When You Were Here) | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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The Best of the Young Adult Genre ... Part 1

The Best of the Young Adult Genre ... Part 1 | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
If you are a regular visitor here on my blog, then you'll probably already know I have a love of Young Adult (YA) books. Essentially books aimed for the teenage market, but capable of touching so m...
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35 Things To Do With All Those Books

35 Things To Do With All Those Books | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Let's talk bookshelves. Both practically and impractically.

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Not reading really but really cool! 

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Building Our To-Read Lists: Book Speed Dating

Building Our To-Read Lists: Book Speed Dating | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
My fourth graders are spending some time these last few weeks of school building their to-read lists. I'm hoping that when they leave me in early June that they have lots of strategies to build the...
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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.
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SLJ SummerTeen 2013: Hot Books for Young Adults | School Library Journal

SLJ SummerTeen 2013: Hot Books for Young Adults | School Library Journal | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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Books for Young Adults

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Reading Lists

Reading Lists | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it

" I thought I would share some of my favourite reading lists with any teacher readers before..."

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 A lovely list of books for 16 +

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The Gamification of Reading | ALSC Blog

The Gamification of Reading | ALSC Blog | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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Interesting insight into how gaming can encourage reading. 

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Why Neil Gaiman Thinks Fiction Is Dangerous, and Why I Think It’s Dangerous

Why Neil Gaiman Thinks Fiction Is Dangerous, and Why I Think It’s Dangerous | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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The art of slow reading

The art of slow reading | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Has endlessly skimming short texts on the internet made us stupider? An increasing number of experts think so - and say it's time to slow down . . .

Via SCIS, Library Staff
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Time to slow down and read this :)

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SCIS's curator insight, June 2, 2013 7:34 PM

We have slow food and now slow reading....actually written in 2010 this article is worth reading (slowly) on our skim and forward culture

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I think it's happening to me...as I skim and forward this...

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The Best of the YA Genre ... Part 2

The Best of the YA Genre ... Part 2 | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Welcome back to Part 2 of the best of the YA genre. If you remember from last week, i invited three well known authors to nominate their most loved YA novel and, in their opinion, their favourite Y...
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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages

Via Mihaela Banek Zorica, Lourense Das, Library Staff
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Interesting article. It could explain why students retain less when reading from a screen. They scan rather than read the whole thing. Have to say that I have found myself doing the same thing! 

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