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Teaching Kids About Fiction Genres in the School Library: Activity Ideas

Teach students about fiction genres in the school library by utilizing book talks, reader's theater, games, and a fun "genre" museum. This article provides lots of ideas to make learning fun and interactive!

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Data Crunching Proved This School Library Program Was Crucial

Data Crunching Proved This School Library Program Was Crucial | Reading for Children | Scoop.it
Two determined Nebraska librarians came up with a road map to making strategic decisions based on their school district’s data.
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, July 13, 8:39 AM
This article gives a step-by-step accounting of how a group of librarians reached their goal of accessing the data - and then crunching the numbers - to give data-driven proof that their programs were impacting student achievement. Like it or not, we live in an age of big data and if you have the numbers to back up your claims you will get more respect. Don't sit back wringing your hands if you don't have access to the data numbers you need to follow these Nebraska librarians' path! Someone in your school has access - get their help! Go to that math teacher in your school that will help you run the numbers for valuable results. Don't complain that your admin doesn't know how you impact students if you aren't willing to go the extra mile to prove it in terms that they understand. Speak THEIR language and they will hear you! Enjoy!
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Next Generation Learning: Bringing Student Agency Back to Schooling

Next Generation Learning: Bringing Student Agency Back to Schooling | Reading for Children | Scoop.it
The internet has enabled students to follow their passions toward self-directed learning. How can we, as educators, fold that learning back into their schooling experience?
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, April 19, 4:23 PM
This is a fantastic article for anyone thinking about the whole personalized learning idea. I don't think it is a passing fad but a real shift in what we're doing in schools to support the children we now teach. When I read the part about learning becoming "noisier" I thought about how libraries have changed since I started my career back in the 90s. Yes! They are a LOT noisier than they were back then because there are a LOT more voices to be heard. There is knowledge being created rather than just imparted & absorbed. If we want to remain relevant we have to think about not only WHAT we are teaching but HOW we are teaching - that just may lead us to answer WHY we are teaching...
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What a week for reading! « NeverEndingSearch

What a week for reading! « NeverEndingSearch | Reading for Children | Scoop.it
The site (with a bit of UK flavor) offers a lovely variety of promotional materials and free downloadable resources–lesson plans and activities for kids of all ages: nursery, primary and secondary. ...

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Prestigious Newbury and Caldecott Medals for Children's Literature Awarded - Hollywood Reporter

Prestigious Newbury and Caldecott Medals for Children's Literature Awarded - Hollywood Reporter | Reading for Children | Scoop.it
Hollywood ReporterPrestigious Newbury and Caldecott Medals for Children's Literature AwardedHollywood ReporterThe 2012 Newbery and Caldecott Medals, the most prestigious prizes in children's literature were awarded today by the American Library...
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How ‘Productive Failure’ For Students Can Help Lessons Stick

How ‘Productive Failure’ For Students Can Help Lessons Stick | Reading for Children | Scoop.it
Building struggle into lessons can help students learn better than using direct instruction, according to research, and Singapore's education system is

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | Reading for Children | Scoop.it
How do you make students better online researchers? By understanding how they can and should use Google, of course!
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Teaching Kids About Fiction Genres in the School Library: Activity Ideas

Teach students about fiction genres in the school library by utilizing book talks, reader's theater, games, and a fun "genre" museum. This article provides lots of ideas to make learning fun and interactive!

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Writing Road Trip , Archive » Backseat Drivers - Children's Literature ...

Writing Road Trip , Archive » Backseat Drivers - Children's Literature ... | Reading for Children | Scoop.it
Some of the best advice you can give student writers is also some of the easiest for them to carry through on: to write better, they should read better. Read better, as ... Given the character a different motivation?
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