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resources that support kids' reading, writing and communicating.
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The Book Chook: Letter to The Book Chook - Super Hero Help

The Book Chook: Letter to The Book Chook - Super Hero Help | Supporting Children's Literacy | Scoop.it

All sorts of educational and fun ideas that build on children's interest in superheroes. 

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20 Awesome iPad Apps That Will Teach Your Kids to Read

20 Awesome iPad Apps That Will Teach Your Kids to Read | Supporting Children's Literacy | Scoop.it
Find the Words: Kids will have fun playing word search on this easy-to-use educational app. Several different backgrounds and themes keep things interesting and engaging.
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The Literacy Shed

The Literacy Shed | Supporting Children's Literacy | Scoop.it
A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.
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WatchKnowLearn - Free K-12 educational videos

WatchKnowLearn - Free K-12 educational videos | Supporting Children's Literacy | Scoop.it

Free K-12 educational videos … organized. Tens of thousands of excellent, educational videos in a huge, intuitive directory. Organized, reviewed, rated, and described by teachers. Ideal as a supplement to a curriculum or for independent study.


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12 Ways to Motivate Reluctant Readers

12 Ways to Motivate Reluctant Readers | Supporting Children's Literacy | Scoop.it

"Here are a dozen strategies to motivate reluctant readers, and none of them involves stickers, certificates, or pizza. External rewards may work in the short term, but if you really want students to love reading you have to look for other options. Since this is just a quick overview, you’ll notice that some strategies contain links to additional sources that you can explore later. On to the strategies..."


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The Book Chook: Children's Literacy - Performance Poetry

The Book Chook: Children's Literacy - Performance Poetry | Supporting Children's Literacy | Scoop.it

Ideas for developing a poem as a performance. 

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The Book Chook: Activities for Children's Book Week 2012

The Book Chook: Activities for Children's Book Week 2012 | Supporting Children's Literacy | Scoop.it

A stack of ideas to help celebrate Children's Book Week. 

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Petra Pollum's comment, April 22, 2012 11:48 PM
Many thanks for sharing!
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Children's Literature Digital Resources Project

Children's Literature Digital Resources Project | Supporting Children's Literacy | Scoop.it

Australian Children's Literature Digital Resources Project.

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The Book Chook: The Way We Play- Guest Post

The Book Chook: The Way We Play- Guest Post | Supporting Children's Literacy | Scoop.it

Wonderful ideas from @playbythebook for springboarding from children's literature into all sorts of creative play. 

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Digital Storytelling/Content Creation iPad Apps - A Listly List

Digital Storytelling/Content Creation iPad Apps - A Listly List | Supporting Children's Literacy | Scoop.it

Listly List - Digital Storytelling/Content Creation iPad Apps - Little Bird Tales, StoryKit, Storyrobe, Sock Puppets, My Story - Book Maker for Kids, Scribble Press, Puppet Pals HD, SonicPics, Creative Book Builder, I Like Books, Explain...


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Small Types: Snakes, Farts and Writing

Small Types: Snakes, Farts and Writing | Supporting Children's Literacy | Scoop.it

Young writers need to write stories they feel passionate about, regardless of whether grown-ups applaud all the content!

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How we became a school that reads

How we became a school that reads | Supporting Children's Literacy | Scoop.it
Our bloggers on the impact of the Rooted in Reading scheme which – with a little bit of help from Derby County footballers – has doubled library use at their school...
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Helping Preschoolers to Become Writers

Helping Preschoolers to Become Writers | Supporting Children's Literacy | Scoop.it

Foundations for early writing and how to encourage it. 

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Minisites - Readingsuperhero - Home - Scholastic Australia

Minisites - Readingsuperhero - Home - Scholastic Australia | Supporting Children's Literacy | Scoop.it

Great idea for a reading contest. 

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Lessons with Laughter: Reading & Writing Notebooks

Lessons with Laughter: Reading & Writing Notebooks | Supporting Children's Literacy | Scoop.it

Links within to some great genre definitions.

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Fun Games to Teach Reading - Smart First Graders

Fun Games to Teach Reading - Smart First Graders | Supporting Children's Literacy | Scoop.it
Using games to teach reading is a great way to motivate new readers and give valuable practice.
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