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Young adults books quiz: Can you match the quote to the book?

Young adults books quiz: Can you match the quote to the book? | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Can you match these quotes to the well known young adult books they come from?

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Lots of fun. I got one wrong--how about you?

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BJ Neary's curator insight, December 19, 2013 8:25 PM

I took the quiz and got 1 wrong, a 94%, why don't you take this quiz too?

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Reading Nonfiction: How Did We Get Here? - Heinemann

Reading Nonfiction: How Did We Get Here? - Heinemann | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
In early 2008, Kylene Beers and Bob Probst started to reflect seriously on the state of reading instruction. They grew concerned; to them, too many readers finished a book with little thought, too many readers waited for the teacher to talk first, and too many readers were silent, unexpressive. In other words, too many readers …
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Every Photo is a Story Video Series (Prints and Photographs Reading Room, Library of Congress)

Every Photo is a Story Video Series (Prints and Photographs Reading Room, Library of Congress) | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
"Every Photo is a Story" is a five part video series in which reference librarian Kristi Finefield and architecture and landscape historian Sam Watters discuss the ways to uncover the story in a photograph. This overview page links to all five videos and their accompanying exercises as well as providing links to additional resources.
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Interesting idea of teaching students to "read" a photograph.

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10 Achievable Strategies to Tackle Dyslexia in Your Classroom and School

10 Achievable Strategies to Tackle Dyslexia in Your Classroom and School | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
By Michael Guy Clark. Dyslexia causes grief in every classroom In a typical Australian classroom of 20-30 children, there are on average 2 to 3 who suffer from dyslexia and probably don't even know...
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Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable

Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Reading aloud to older children -- even up to age 14, who can comfortably read to themselves -- has benefits both academic and emotional, according to researchers.
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2015 Best Fiction for Young Adults | Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

This year’s list of 58 books was selected from a group of 113 official nominations.

“The 2015 list reflects the results of Committee members’ dedicated reading of hundreds of YA novels to formulate its final list. It is also a reflection of both the splendid diversity of literature for young adults and the wide-ranging interests of teen readers,” said Michael Cart, Chair of the BFYA Committee. “The titles range from a novel in verse about identical twin brothers who are gifted basketball players to an imaginative novel about a boy who is revived five years after his head was cryogenically frozen.”

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Sherman Alexie novel tops list of books Americans want censored

Sherman Alexie novel tops list of books Americans want censored | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian was most frequently ‘challenged’ book in US libraries in 2014
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Loved this book. Powerful.

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National Poetry Month

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April is National Poetry Month, 30 days of celebrating the joy, expressiveness, and pure delight of poetry. Learn more about the National Poetry Month, get to know some of our most well-loved children's poets in our video interview series, browse the many online resources listed here, and visit your local library or bookstore to discover wonderful new books and anthologies.
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30 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month | Academy of American Poets

The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. For over three generations, the Academy has connected millions of people to great poetry through programs such as National Poetry Month, the largest literary celebration in the world; Poets.org, the Academy’s popular website; American Poets, a biannual literary journal; and an annual series of poetry readings and special events. Since its founding, the Academy has awarded more money to poets than any other organization.
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How Reading Fiction Improves Intelligence

How Reading Fiction Improves Intelligence | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Want to keep your brain in shape? According to this video, diving into works of fiction rather than data and textbooks might be the best way to stay sharp. Find out how much storytelling affects your brain in the video!
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As readers have always known....

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eScienceCommons: A novel look at how stories may change the brain

eScienceCommons: A novel look at how stories may change the brain | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
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“The neural changes that we found associated with physical sensation and movement systems suggest that reading a novel can transport you into the body of the protagonist,” Berns says. “We already knew that good stories can put you in someone else’s shoes in a figurative sense. Now we’re seeing that something may also be happening biologically.”


Talk about living several different lives!

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8 Must-Read Diverse YA Fantasies

8 Must-Read Diverse YA Fantasies | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
In the past year, the #WeNeedDiverseBooks movement has been a call to action—and the best thing readers can do to heed the call is buy more diverse books. But finding diversity in fantasy, a genre frequently called out for being more welcoming to goblins and griffins than people from different bac
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12 YA Quotes that Perfectly Express the Teen Condition

12 YA Quotes that Perfectly Express the Teen Condition | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
The best thing about being a reader is the way it lets you live countless lives, countless stories. Books let you leave yourself behind, becoming such a part of your worldview that sometimes you can't remember what came first: the book or the feeling. Truly great books say things we didn&#
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Teens Review New YA Fantasy by Rachel Hartman, Sarah J. Maas, and E.K. Johnston

Teens Review New YA Fantasy by Rachel Hartman, Sarah J. Maas, and E.K. Johnston | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
SLJTeen’s new teen review group from Kitsap County, WA, has pulled out all the stops for its inaugural column. We have eight reviews, including two very different opinions on Melinda Salisbury’s The Sin Eater’s Daughter.

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Love the different opinions.

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BJ Neary's curator insight, February 19, 8:58 PM

Teens review new titles in a series!!!

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Update from readingbyexample.com: An article, a post, an opportunity, and a reading celebration

Update from readingbyexample.com: An article, a post, an opportunity, and a reading celebration | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Having trouble navigating Twitter? Check out an article I wrote for EdTech K-12, on how to use this social media tool for better professional learning: How Twitter Can Power Your Professional Learn...
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Amen. I totally agree--reading in and of itself is a reward. What do we model to our kids, to our students?

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10 New Books Your Tweens and Teens Will Be Obsessed With

10 New Books Your Tweens and Teens Will Be Obsessed With | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. From faeries to fantasy to online flirting, the next crop of hot young adult books has something for everyone.
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I have some of these on my night stand. I'd also add Red Queen (Aveyard)  and Ruby Red (Cass).

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YA Book Personality Test

YA Book Personality Test | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Forget the Tarot cards, crystal balls, and palm-readers. Toss aside those stale fortune cookies.  You need only look to  your bookshelf to understand your deepest personality traits.  Look for some of your favorite YA titles below and you may find that my keen "psychic" abilities can be enlightening. * Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver.  There…

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BJ Neary's curator insight, May 28, 6:54 PM

Great post and lists of books I will be reading this summer!!!

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Text Complexity? Helping Readers See The Whole Text

Text Complexity? Helping Readers See The Whole Text | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Text Complexity? Helping Readers See The Whole Text by Grant Wiggins, Authentic Education Selecting Text For Comprehension In the previous literacy posts in this series I identified a few guiding questions that stem from the research: Do students...

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 5, 1:15 PM

Fantastic article to share with teachers in your building!

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, May 5, 4:21 PM

The Texas TEKS and most, if not all, state standards speak about complex texts. 

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How to get kids to read independently

How to get kids to read independently | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Findings and analysis of an annual survey on reading habits of young people.
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Poems By Heart from Penguin Classics

Get Poems By Heart from Penguin Classics on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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New app helps you memorize poems. Free.

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Everything You Need to Celebrate Poetry Month

Everything You Need to Celebrate Poetry Month | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Find a variety of lessons and teaching ideas to celebrate National Poetry Month (April).
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Learning Lab : The Poetry Foundation

Learning Lab : The Poetry Foundation | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Learn how to read poems and poetry with the Learning Lab's annotated poems, discussion questions, poetics essays and teaching resources. Find new children's authors. Take a literature themed tour of Chicago or Washington DC.
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A Good Tool for Reading and Summarizing Long Articles

A Good Tool for Reading and Summarizing Long Articles | The World of Reading | Scoop.it

Not having enough time to read a long article? Too LongDidn’t Read (TLDR) does the job for you and provides you with a condensed summary of the main ideas of the article. We have installed the app and tried it on few articles and it appears to work perfectly.


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7 Morally Complex Works of YA Fiction You Shouldn't Miss

7 Morally Complex Works of YA Fiction You Shouldn't Miss | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
It's always fun (fun might be the wrong word) when a person who doesn't read young adult fiction gets up on a high horse about those who do: the protean nature of YA means you can present a dozen examples on the fly to shoot down any arguments against it. Though classified as a genre, YA
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New Book Roundup: Terrible Parents, Dangerous Tech, and a Girl Whose Touch Is Death

New Book Roundup: Terrible Parents, Dangerous Tech, and a Girl Whose Touch Is Death | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
If books were weather, today's forecast would be "heavy precipitation, with a high chance of debuts." This week marks the birth of first novels ranging from a post–happily ever after fairytale to a look at what happens to end-times believers when the end doesn't come, plu
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Can't wait to read some of these!

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40+ Best Books for Boys Ages 8-16 - Happy Hooligans

40+ Best Books for Boys Ages 8-16 - Happy Hooligans | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
40+ of our ABSOLUTE, ALL-TIME BEST books for boys (ages 8-16). Adventure, drama, suspense and humour that will captivate even the most reluctant readers.
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