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The National Centre for Language and Literacy has been based in Reading since 1967. Karen Goulding tells us what it is, what it does and what the future holds.
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Inclusive Libraries

Inclusive Libraries | The National Centre for Language and Literacy | Scoop.it
  Why? Recently I was asked to be the key note speaker at a conference based on a previous talk I had given to the School Librarians Association (SLA) in March 2013, regarding the work I do at...
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Free children’s ebooks for ages 3-11 | Oxford Owl

Free children’s ebooks for ages 3-11 | Oxford Owl | The National Centre for Language and Literacy | Scoop.it
Discover a range of children’s ebooks online in the Oxford Owl Library. Books include Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy, plus Project X and Winnie the Witch.

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If you already know Oxford Reading Tree series, you wil love Oxford Owl.You'll findthe e-version of many titles with a plus: kidds also can listen to them while reading. Your sts cannot miss it!

malek's comment, July 30, 2013 10:13 AM
Interesting addition to "Have to look into".....thanks for sharing
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War Horse author blasts library closure plans after Lincoln visit

War Horse author blasts library closure plans after Lincoln visit | The National Centre for Language and Literacy | Scoop.it
The author of world-renowned children's novel War Horse has urged councillors to rethink their proposals to close 32 libraries across Lincolnshire.

Speaking ahead of receiving an honorary doctorate...

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5 Reasons Why Your Online Presence Will Replace Your Resume in 10 years

5 Reasons Why Your Online Presence Will Replace Your Resume in 10 years | The National Centre for Language and Literacy | Scoop.it
Image by Getty Images via @daylife We're seeing more and more recruiters use the web as a place to search for talent and conduct employment background searches.
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Have Books Jumped the Shark?

Have Books Jumped the Shark? | The National Centre for Language and Literacy | Scoop.it

"Given the revolutionary scale of change for all things that make up the trappings of youth in 2013– phones, music, computing, media, and gaming to name the most obvious – it is startling how little has been done to revolutionize the experience of reading a book. Books are (and especially in schools where ebooks are almost completely non-existent) essentially unchanged in their dimension and functionality since the advent of the printing press. Better cover art and greater portability in the form of an e-book for many titles, but otherwise almost entirely the same."


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ebooks seem like a good technology to use in the classroom for older kids maybe but younger kids (preschool-2nd grade) i feel still need learn better by a real book. Sorry environment! Maybe I will feel differently in 5 years....

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Have Books Jumped the Shark?

Have Books Jumped the Shark? | The National Centre for Language and Literacy | Scoop.it

"Given the revolutionary scale of change for all things that make up the trappings of youth in 2013– phones, music, computing, media, and gaming to name the most obvious – it is startling how little has been done to revolutionize the experience of reading a book. Books are (and especially in schools where ebooks are almost completely non-existent) essentially unchanged in their dimension and functionality since the advent of the printing press. Better cover art and greater portability in the form of an e-book for many titles, but otherwise almost entirely the same."


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ebooks seem like a good technology to use in the classroom for older kids maybe but younger kids (preschool-2nd grade) i feel still need learn better by a real book. Sorry environment! Maybe I will feel differently in 5 years....

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Oxygen gets Arts Council boost | The Bookseller

Oxygen gets Arts Council boost | The Bookseller | The National Centre for Language and Literacy | Scoop.it

Independent publisher Oxygen Books will be spreading writing in translation to a wider audience thanks to a grant from Arts Council England.

The small publisher, based in Essex, will be holding a series of readers' days to help introduce people to books in translation, working with a range of different organisations, from Hampshire County Council to English PEN.


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Women's Institute warns against 'sticking plaster' of library volunteers | Third Sector

Women's Institute warns against 'sticking plaster' of library volunteers | Third Sector | The National Centre for Language and Literacy | Scoop.it
Read 'Women's Institute warns against 'sticking plaster' of library volunteers' and the latest charity & voluntary sector news & best practice on Third Sector

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African Books Collective: We Have Crossed Many Rivers

African Books Collective: We Have Crossed Many Rivers | The National Centre for Language and Literacy | Scoop.it

New Poetry from Africa - Edited by Dike Okoro...

We Have Crossed Many Rivers: New Poetry from Africa is a fascinating anthology of some of the finest contemporary poetic voices from twenty-nine African countries. Inspired by the examples of first generation African poets like Wole Soyinka, Christopher Okigbo, Dennis Brutus, and Mazisi Kunene, the poets in this anthology display rootedness in, and preoccupation with, the discourses of identity and political freedom. At the same time, they engage the more contemporary themes of human and economic rights, governance, the natural environment, love, family and generational relations representative of the African continent. Poems from Tanure Ojaide, Yewande Omotoso, Reesom Haile and Frank Chipasula are included and in all there are contributions from 68 poets.


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Get Wimpy @ Your Library! | ALSC Blog

Get Wimpy @ Your Library! | ALSC Blog | The National Centre for Language and Literacy | Scoop.it
Get Wimpy @ Your Library! Posted on December 22, 2012 by School-Age Programs and Services Committee. Tweet. As a general rule, librarians love to create programs that are tied to books. It's in our nature.

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For Wimpy Kid fans, school librarians can do this!

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Educators endorse reading over break - Saukvalley

Educators endorse reading over break - Saukvalley | The National Centre for Language and Literacy | Scoop.it
Educators endorse reading over break
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SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois students might be ready for the winter break from school, but education officials are encouraging them not to take a break from reading.
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Reader Engagement Soaring at Next Gen Libraries

Reader Engagement Soaring at Next Gen Libraries | The National Centre for Language and Literacy | Scoop.it
News and Info for Library Partners

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Next Generation websites are now live in 22 library systems around the world.

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Making a Connection with WW1 for children through Storytelling

Making a Connection with WW1 for children through Storytelling | The National Centre for Language and Literacy | Scoop.it
  2014 marks the centenary of the First World War and the occasion is being marked by special events around the country. ‘The centenary programme is about recognition and remembrance, focusing...
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National Centre for Language & Literacy October Newsletter

National Centre for Language & Literacy October Newsletter | The National Centre for Language and Literacy | Scoop.it
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Vintage Ads for Libraries and Reading

Vintage Ads for Libraries and Reading | The National Centre for Language and Literacy | Scoop.it
"There's a future in books…and a book in your future!"

After yesterday's vintage ads for iconic books, how about some vintage ads and p ("Man overbored?
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"`There's a future in books...and a book in your future!"...interesting image of a book next to a chopped down tree and seemingly barren landscape, not so bright! Substitute the paper book with an ebook and what would the symbol be, a powersocket?

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Reading, Education Neglected - AllAfrica.com

Reading, Education Neglected - AllAfrica.com | The National Centre for Language and Literacy | Scoop.it
Reading, Education Neglected
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Reading culture and education are suffering neglect, the director of National Library, Habib Jato, has said. Jato cited "poverty staring in their faces" as factors putting Nigerians off reading.
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Literacy 'stunted by poor diet' as Save The Children urges G8 leaders to act - Metro

Literacy 'stunted by poor diet' as Save The Children urges G8 leaders to act - Metro | The National Centre for Language and Literacy | Scoop.it
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Literacy 'stunted by poor diet' as Save The Children urges G8 leaders to act
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Poorly fed children struggle to read and write simple sentences despite their level of schooling, a study shows.
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Study: memories for social media are stronger than that for faces, books

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Social posts create strong memories, study says

 

SUMMARY: Social media posts are more memorable than faces or literary works, according to researchers at the University of Warwick. Subjects were 1.5 times more likely to recall Facebook posts than lines from books, and 2.5 times more likely to recall Facebook posts than people's faces, a study found.

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Study: memories for social media are stronger than that for faces, books

Study: memories for social media are stronger than that for faces, books | The National Centre for Language and Literacy | Scoop.it

 

 

Social posts create strong memories, study says

 

SUMMARY: Social media posts are more memorable than faces or literary works, according to researchers at the University of Warwick. Subjects were 1.5 times more likely to recall Facebook posts than lines from books, and 2.5 times more likely to recall Facebook posts than people's faces, a study found.

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The Predecessor To Google Books, Facebook Graph Search, And Rewind.me--In The Early 1900s

The Predecessor To Google Books, Facebook Graph Search, And Rewind.me--In The Early 1900s | The National Centre for Language and Literacy | Scoop.it

In 1913, a visionary group left a time capsule that we were supposed to open right now, in January 2013. This is the story of how we lost it--but how we fulfilled their dreams anyway.

 
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Audio books: Limited, but better than a fund drive

Audio books: Limited, but better than a fund drive | The National Centre for Language and Literacy | Scoop.it

A recent issue of the Oregonian included a column by a Portland writer, K.B. Dixon, who was arguing that listening to audio books doesn’t really qualify as reading.
Here’s a paragraph from the column:
“Listening to a book is not reading a book. It is a passive enterprise. When we read, we hear a voice in our heads — it is a voice of our own imagining, an individual translation of the language, of the text, of the writer’s stylistic voice. It is cognitively tailored in a way no other voice can be. With an audio book you trade away this voice and a whole lot more.”

Read more: http://democratherald.com/news/opinion/editorial/audio-books-limited-but-better-than-a-fund-drive/article_ac6d3e38-5a26-5b8d-b671-8cba72355422.html#ixzz1mNFmxwkj


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One Literature Nut: Top 12 of 2012

One Literature Nut: Top 12 of 2012 | The National Centre for Language and Literacy | Scoop.it
I quickly found myself looking up and checking out books that were nominated, and thankfully our school library had this one. Told in pictures, news articles, and text messages, the story unfolds in a pretty surprising way.

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For YA Lib Services or Readers Services for Teens

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Improving Health Literacy | Health.gov (ODPHP)

Improving Health Literacy | Health.gov (ODPHP) | The National Centre for Language and Literacy | Scoop.it
Resources on improving online and offline health literacy. Find health literacy and health information related resources, tools, research and reports. (RT @CEHN: RT @GoHealthyPeople
9 out of 10 adults have difficulty using everyday health info.
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Focusing in on authors who pin « NeverEndingSearch

Focusing in on authors who pin « NeverEndingSearch | The National Centre for Language and Literacy | Scoop.it

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Authors on Pinterest - Joyce Valenza on how the writing community is using pinterest to share their thoughts, ideas and interests