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Our Top Ten Fiction Books for Teaching....EVERYTHING! | Burkins & Yaris

Our Top Ten Fiction Books for Teaching....EVERYTHING! | Burkins & Yaris | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
In this post we share ten fiction titles that we use over and over again to help support children's reading growth and development.
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What Does Your Bookshelf Say About You? | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings

What Does Your Bookshelf Say About You? | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
A tongue-in-cheek personality test based on what is on your bookshelf.
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How we read online.

How we read online. | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
You're probably going to read this. It's a short paragraph at the top of the page. It's surrounded by white space. It's in small type. To really get yo ...
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Good article on how people read online.

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Five Beautiful Graphic Novels I Would Have Loved As a Tween

Five Beautiful Graphic Novels I Would Have Loved As a Tween | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Thankfully, the stigma that comics are just for boys is fading rapidly into oblivion. As a kid, even though I was a fan of plenty of things that were marketed at the boy demographic (hello Ninja Tu…
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7 Tools to Improve Reading Comprehension

7 Tools to Improve Reading Comprehension | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Improve reading comprehension with these awesome tools, perfect for teachers and librarians.
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5 Teen Lit Books Parents Should Read

5 Teen Lit Books Parents Should Read | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Get 'em for your teens -- but "borrow" them when they're not looking.
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Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt (No Spoilers)

Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt (No Spoilers) | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Life has been hectic lately and I haven't gotten nearly as much reading done as I've wanted to. But I had a few moments and decided to dive into Orbiting Jupiter by Gary Schmidt. Schmidt is known for his YA and MG books. He's been honored with many awards for his writing. This was the…

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Good review. Loved the book. It's a fast read, and maybe a bit darker than Gary Schmidt's other books, but filled with moments of calm and peace offered by the natural world.

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Loved this review and can't say enough aboutthis book, everyone should rea this BOOK!

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Books with Strong Female Characters

Books with Strong Female Characters | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media editors help you choose Books with Strong Female Characters. Strong characters, compelling stories make these titles great for everyone.
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Commonlit

Commonlit is a collection of stories, news articles, historical documents, and literature for the classroom.

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Love that you can find a piece of text by theme / discussion question.

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5 Tools That Demystify Text Complexity - Literacy in the Digital Age ^ Teaching Channel ^ by Steve Figurelli and Natalie Franzi

5 Tools That Demystify Text Complexity - Literacy in the Digital Age ^ Teaching Channel ^ by Steve Figurelli and Natalie Franzi | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
The research is clear: knowledge of words is knowledge of the world.

So what does this mean for us as educators? If we want students to access increasingly complex grade level text, we must Increase student vocabulary, knowledge, and capacity. We’ve highlighted five tools below that are a means to that end.

 

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Outstanding article that highlights 5 excellent digital tools to enhance students' literacy development.


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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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Rich Kids, Greasers And The Life-Changing Power Of 'The Outsiders'

Rich Kids, Greasers And The Life-Changing Power Of 'The Outsiders' | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
When author Ally Carter found out that S.E. Hinton had been a teenager when she wrote The Outsiders, something inside her clicked. It was the first moment she realized she could be a writer. Is there a book that has inspired you to write? Tell us in the comments.
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"And if she could do that, I could do that."
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#30SecondTake Podcast: World Book Talk Championship

Brad Gustafson and Jen LaGarde team up to bring you the Super Bowl of Book Talks! Four finalists compete to take home the "Vince Lombooki" trophy! Special co...
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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
I was in China in 2007, at the first party-approved science fiction and fantasy convention in Chinese history. And at one point I took a top official aside and asked him Why? SF had been disapproved of for a long time. What had changed?

It's simple, he told me. The Chinese were brilliant at making things if other people brought them the plans. But they did not innovate and they did not invent. They did not imagine. So they sent a delegation to the US, to Apple, to Microsoft, to Google, and they asked the people there who were inventing the future about themselves. And they found that all of them had read science fiction when they were boys or girls.
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13 Books to Read Before They're Movies in 2016

13 Books to Read Before They're Movies in 2016 | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Characters making the leap from page to screen this year include creatures from Harry Potter's world, Mowgli and his jungle pals, a prince, Tarzan, zombies, and more.
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700 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free

700 Free Audio Books: Download Great Books for Free | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Download Free Audio Books of great works by Twain, Tolstoy, Hemingway, Orwell, Vonnegut, Nietzsche, Austen, Shakespeare, Asimov, HG Wells & more...
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FREE BOOKS: 100 legal sites to download literature

FREE BOOKS: 100 legal sites to download literature | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into? Look no further. Below are over 100 links to websites that provide free e-books on a huge variety of topics.

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100 אתרים חוקיים להורדת ספרים חינמיים

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10 Book Series for Parents and Teens to Binge-Read

10 Book Series for Parents and Teens to Binge-Read | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. With Mockingjay coming to a close, here are the next great dystopian/fantasy/sci-fi book series to fall in love with.
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Some great books here.

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Learning Through Words: Some Thoughts from "The Art of Slow Reading" by Thomas Newkirk (Heinemann, 2012)

Learning Through Words: Some Thoughts from "The Art of Slow Reading" by Thomas Newkirk (Heinemann, 2012) | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
I have been reading an excellent resource lately. It is titled The Art of Slow Reading: Six Time-Honored Practices for Engagement by Thomas Newkirk. He was a college professor, former urban high sc...
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Love the idea of memorizing as an "act of owning language, making it a part of our bodies." Powerful stuff.

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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, 2015 6:54 PM

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