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Discussion Time ~ A Boy's Perspective

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Who actually reads boy books? You are probably wondering. About 3.9/4 of the books that I read and review on my blog are girl YA books. Do I like these girl YA books? Heck yes I do. If I didn't like girl YA books I basically ...
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Reading for pleasure 'boosts pupils' results in maths' - Telegraph

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Children who read for pleasure in their spare time perform significantly better at school than other pupils, according to a major study.

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, September 11, 2013 12:11 AM

Love this! Libraries are not just about English and here is the proof!

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iPad in the Elementary Classroom

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Gayle Berthiaume conducts iPad workshops across the United States and is willing to travel the world to help educators use the iPad. Resources for iPad in the Primary Classroom are found on this...

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Curriculum & Leadership Journal | School libraries and teacher-librarians: evidence of their contribution to student literacy and learning

Curriculum & Leadership Journal | School libraries and teacher-librarians: evidence of their contribution to student literacy and learning | The Literacy Network | Scoop.it
School libraries & teacher-librarians: evidence of their contribution to student literacy & learning by Hilary Hughes http://t.co/aMz1SrUciA

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lyn_hay's curator insight, September 2, 2013 4:35 PM

Highly recommended reading for all teacher librarians and principals. Thanks to Hilary Hughes at QUT and SLAQ for collaborating on this research project that provides solid local (Gold Coast) evidence of school library impact.

Audrey Nay's curator insight, September 9, 2013 3:40 AM

Looking forward to this article 

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, January 13, 10:08 PM

Reading for TLs - advocacy

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Great literacy tools online - Resources - TES

Great literacy tools online - Resources - TES | The Literacy Network | Scoop.it
A useful list of websites for supporting the teaching of literacy. Visual dictionaries, story start generators and lots of other items that can inspire or support you in the classroom (RT @tes_SEN: Need literacy based ICT ideas?
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RT @NAEYC: Neat literacy infographic from @USCTeacher! What's your favorite kid's book? http://t.co/YHxeQWQSln #ece #earlyed
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Why All Students Should Write: A Neurological Explanation For Literacy

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Why All Students Should Write: A Neurological Explanation For Literacy by Judy Willis explain (Why All Students Should Write: A Neurological Explanation - http://t.co/pnRCPMuEuF)...
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Jack and the Beanstalk, a Mathematical Adventure

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Jack and the Beanstalk a Mathematical Adventure – combines story and math in one app. Find out how the app engaging kids in math in a story setting!
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Success with Struggling Readers: The Benchmark School Approach (Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy): Irene West Gaskins EdD: 9781593851699: Amazon.com: Books

Success with Struggling Readers: The Benchmark School Approach (Solving Problems in the Teaching of Literacy)

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Amazon.com: Content Area Reading: Literacy and Learning Across the Curriculum (11th Edition) (9780133066784): Richard T. Vacca, Jo Anne L. Vacca, Maryann E. Mraz: Books

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Lens On Literacy

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The AISD International High School recently took a field trip to BookPeople as part of an initiative to promote free voluntary reading. Check out the fantastic video Austin High students created as...
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National Reading Campaign Canada - Creating a National Reading Strategy

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Creating a reading strategy for Canada, engaging Canadians in exploring the Canadian reading plan, and promoting reading to Canadians.

 

What are you reading today?

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Reluctant Readers to Book Worms: Tricky Tips to Making Any Kid a Reader

Basic and advanced tips for parents on encouraging reading in their child.  Includes a video of a mother, Eden,  explaining "how she gets her son, who would rather play video games, involved in reading—tricky!"

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Middle school boys who are reluctant readers value reading more after using e-readers

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"Middle school boys rated reading more valuable as an activity after two months of using an e-reader, according to a new study."


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Green Eggs and E-Books? Thank You, Sam-I-Am - New York Times

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Green Eggs and E-Books? Thank You, Sam-I-Am
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The e-books will be available on color tablets, including the iPad, Kindle Fire and Nook HD. The first titles to be released, on Sept.

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Mr. T's curator insight, January 2, 7:38 AM

I simply love the use of language in Dr. Seuss books. They appeal to a broad audience including high school students that I teach. So, this news is good news!

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Read&Write for Google for Struggling Readers & Writers

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Texthelp provides literacy software solutions for individuals, K-12 students, higher education students, and publishers.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, September 15, 2013 5:18 PM

Great resources provided, Thank you Kathleen for sharing.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 24, 2013 1:56 PM

This might come in handy if you are in one of many schools around the country that doesn't have a reading specialist available to work with students.

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fabulous
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UK Study Links Kids’ Pleasure Reading to Strong School Performance

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The University of London’s Institute of Education (IOE) has released a study showing that children who read for pleasure are likely to do significantly better at school than their peers.

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Only the school library, staffed by professionals, can provide the diversity of resources needed to keep students engaged in reading for pleasure.  Studies have proven this.  Why won't the powers that be listen?

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Pleasure Reading ‘Significantly’ Increases School Performance - GalleyCat

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Pleasure Reading ‘Significantly’ Increases School Performance ("Pleasure reading" greatly improves school performance (duh).
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Conservatives Are Very Upset That Kids These Days Can't Write in Cursive - New York Magazine

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Conservatives Are Very Upset That Kids These Days Can't Write in Cursive
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Similar legislation has been introduced and passed in states across the country, for the most part spearheaded by Republicans.
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Learning to Read, With the Help of a Tablet

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Using sound and animations, apps guide children through the process of recognizing letters, to actually reading.
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Writing Site Community - Writer's Carnival

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Writing Site. Online writing community. Find writing contests, prompts, tips, resources and more. Join writing site socials, get feedback on your writing. (RT @WCWritingTips: #Writing a #novel can be daunting.
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Adolescent Literacy

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IRA's position on issues related to adolescent literacy (International Reading Association Adolescent Literacy Position Paper http://t.co/RChR1wJQ7u @sfueducation #pdpplc #bclearns)...
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Good marks in high school language courses key to success at university: study

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Students who do well in high school language courses are more likely to make a successful transition to first year university than those who don’t, says a new study based on research by a University of Ottawa professor.
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Mice Squeak, We Speak Literacy Center FREEBIE

Mice Squeak, We Speak Literacy Center FREEBIE | The Literacy Network | Scoop.it
Doves coo. Pigs squeal. Horses neigh. But I SAY! My smart kids enjoyed this book this week—we have the big book version—and here's what I have to say about it!
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5 Keys to Snagging Reluctant Readers

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YA author and teacher, Ashley Hope Perez, shares her tips about "unlocking the reader within reluctant teens".
Shelf Consumed blog also includes a link to "Books teens may enjoy".


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Great reading in middle school English

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"Award-winning Australian author, James Moloney advises in Boys and Books that boys like to read:

 

• books that reflect their image of themselves – what they aspire to be and to do..."


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