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Reading is a journey we take into new worlds.
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The World According to Maggie: Terrible Writing & the Prologue of The Dream Thieves!

The World According to Maggie: Terrible Writing & the Prologue of The Dream Thieves! | The World of Reading | Scoop.it

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Loved her book Scorpio Races.

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BJ Neary's curator insight, May 27, 2013 4:55 PM

I can't wait to read The Dream Thieves and see Gansey in all his glory again!

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Millions of Free eBooks and Audio Books Online

Millions of Free eBooks and Audio Books Online | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
  Introduction This is the launch page for the pages here at Gizmo's Tech Support Alert that list sites with free ebooks and audiobooks. There are 3 pages that separate sites on the format of the ebooks, Kindle, ePub and Online reading.
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No copyright infringement.

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Close Reading and the Common Core

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The evolving perspectives on "close reading" and its place within the common core have started to yield a wide variety of different perspectives and  a set of excellent resources.  The set of resou...

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Lots of links to some great teacher/thinkers who are implementing (and thinking about) the common core.

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Connie Wise's curator insight, July 26, 2013 3:16 PM

Several articles and viewpoints to learn about close reading

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Reading Rants! Out of the Ordinary Teen Booklists!

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What are you reading to reduce your stress? | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings

What are you reading to reduce your stress? | Sarah McElrath's World Walkings | The World of Reading | Scoop.it

Sometimes when life is going so fast it makes your head spin, that’s when you should take a time out. And that’s exactly what reading is--a vacation from your life. A chance to not be for a little while, and still come back.

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I've always loved to read. Never knew it was a researched method of stress relief. Sounds like a great excuse to read.

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Y.A. Reads Book Reviews

Y.A. Reads Book Reviews | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Young Adult fiction book reviews, news and community.
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New Young Adult Book Releases and Reviews

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The online community for all things Young Adult Literature! Read and write reviews, enter to win books, discuss your favorites with friends!
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Great site for reviews and discussion about books.

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The Write Stuff

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Thanks for dropping by. I am a writer who works almost entirely on children's books, stories, poems, and articles, including two completed novels.

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Good book reviews, give-aways, and great stuff for writers.

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Book Trailers for Readers - How to make a book trailer

Book Trailers for Readers - How to make a book trailer | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
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Prezi format makes the tutorial interesting. There are other useful links on this page as well.

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Literacy Lockers

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When I was at the Michigan Reading Association a couple weekends ago, I had the privilege to attend Donalyn Miller's luncheon and listen to her speak about reading communities.  I've known Donalyn ...

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Mary Clark's curator insight, April 10, 2013 1:40 PM

For those of you who have lockers at school.  Students could also add these to Edmodo, Moodle, or in our case, their Google Sites!

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, April 10, 2013 9:03 PM

Great idea to share with our reading crew who are always in the Library.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, April 13, 2013 12:48 AM

Great idea! Have you ever done the toilet door to tell students about new books? You have a targeted audience that have nothing else to read :) I know it's slightly different but just thought I'd mention it. 

 

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The 5th Wave is coming. A new trilogy by Rick Yancey.

The 5th Wave is coming. A new trilogy by Rick Yancey. | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Booklist Online: The best book reviews for public libraries and school libraries, and the best books to read for your book club, brought to you by the ALA.
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Audiobooks - The Bluford Series

Audiobooks - The Bluford Series | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
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Great books for middle school. High interest - fairly easy reading.

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Infographic: 5 Tips for Teaching Close Reading (and 5 Things to Watch Out For!) > Eye On Education

Infographic: 5 Tips for Teaching Close Reading (and 5 Things to Watch Out For!) > Eye On Education | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
The following blog post is part of a blog series called "Comments on the Common Core," written by Eye On Education's Senior Editor, Lauren ...
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Paper Books in a Digital World

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Whether it be stories about magical tree houses and funny talking pigs or works by Dostoevsky, the paper books I keep stacked on my bookshelf serve as a permanent testament to the works of literature that I've conquered and enjoyed.

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Mary Clark's curator insight, March 5, 2013 8:34 AM

A love letter to books from a 16 year old writer.

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Penzu | Classroom

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An safe online journal for the students that still gives the teacher the ability to comment.

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YA Book Blog Directory: YA Book Blogger List

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Comprehensive list of YA book review blogs. Kind of like one-stop shopping without the painful giving up money part.

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Young Adult : NPR

Young Adult : NPR | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Young Adult: news, interviews and reviews from NPR Books
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Number of my favorite books reviewed on here.

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Which YA Series Is Your Next Hunger Games–Level Obsession?

Which YA Series Is Your Next Hunger Games–Level Obsession? | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
They're all being made into movies or TV shows, so you're gonna want to get started now.
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I'd add Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride, Legend by Marie Lu, and, as always, Megan Whalen Turner's books (The Thief, Queen of Attolia, King of Attolia, Conspiracy of Kings.)

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Class of 2k11 | Debut Young Adult and Middle Grade Authors | Class of 2K11

Class of 2k11 | Debut Young Adult and Middle Grade Authors | Class of 2K11 | The World of Reading | Scoop.it

The Class of 2k11 is a group of 17 debut middle grade and young adult authors working as a team to promote our books and reading in general. As our novels make their way into the world throughout 2011, this website will keep you up on our activities and bring you along on what’s sure to be a wild ride.  

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I really like http://classof2k7.com/ as well (and the others in-between)
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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, April 17, 2013 9:14 AM

I liked http://classof2k7.com/ ; too. (and the others in-between)

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Common Core: Reading, Understanding & Analyzing Complex Texts

Common Core: Reading, Understanding & Analyzing Complex Texts | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
In my previous post "Common Core: What is a 'complex text' anyway?" I wrote about the three aspects of a text that the Common Core measures to determine its “complexity," which include: 1) quantitative, 2) qualitative, 3) reader and task.

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Love the google doc form. Also appreciate the staircase illustration.

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Patrice Bucci's curator insight, April 9, 2013 2:47 PM

more ideas for understanding close reading of complex text...

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How to Do a Close Reading

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Step by step instructions on how to read for meaning using Robert Newton's 'Runner' as an example. With thanks to Lisa McNeice.

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Good Common Core stuff. Digging deeper into the text.

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Sarah McElrath's comment, April 3, 2013 9:17 AM
Whether you have students go through and highlight isn't as important as the idea of going through a text multiple times and looking for different things. Some of the steps looked at the word choice, but some of the steps looked for themes and connections. All of that plays a part in what makes a text work--or not. Plus, note the last step which says, "now you are ready to discuss the text." So I think students and teachers can still get to the "contrast of darkness and spirit" or any other point that seems important. And would teachers do this on all texts? No, probably not. But if you started by having students practice going through and looking for different things, eventually they may gain the mindset that deep reading includes multiple readings, looking at different aspects of that text. And for younger students -- concrete is good. Start with the concrete and move to the higher level thinking.
Carol Geddis's curator insight, April 11, 2013 8:31 AM

A good model for one way of doing close reading, though some kids may get "highlighter happy".

Teresa Carvalho's curator insight, October 17, 2013 6:13 PM

A really user-friendly guide to use in our classes. We can use short, interesting and meaningful texts for that purpose. 

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An Infographic to Help You Decide What Series to Read Next | Blog | Epic Reads | Your World. Your Books.

An Infographic to Help You Decide What Series to Read Next | Blog | Epic Reads | Your World. Your Books. | The World of Reading | Scoop.it
Just like candy, donuts or our favorite TV shows, we like to binge-read YA series.
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Fantasy and SciFi books -- aimed at High School.

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