Che’s sister ten-year-old Rosa isn’t like other little girls. She’s not afraid of anything, not heights or strangers or big dogs. She thinks it’s funny when someone gets hurt. She doesn’t make friends, she uses them. She wonders what it would feel like to kill something bigger than a bug. Che knows this because he […]
"What should I read next?" he says, eagerly awaiting my answer. His question takes me by surprise, after all, there is no possible way he has finished the book I downloaded for him two days ago. He has mastered the art of fake reading a few months ago. "You're done already? What did you think?"…
Is this a game-changer for those students who are reluctant readers?
"We’re also pretty useful in the classroom. Embedded librarians can add an entirely new level of depth to a class. Even if not embedded, librarians can help faculty identify really useful works to support their class. These can be publicly available, through the library, or even rare books and archival material that students might never even imagine looking for on their own. Librarians can help collaborate on assignments. We have lots of good tips for how to make an assignment that’s difficult to plagiarize, and we definitely can help faculty plan the library research part of the assignment to fit with the collections students have access to. And if we don’t have the collections the faculty member wants, through discussions and collaborations we can often identify what they do need and get the source for future use..."
Scavenger hunts and reading make the perfect pair. Discovering new stories, interesting characters, or a great series builds your child’s love for literature as well as her motivation to become an independent reader. As parents we want to grow our children’s interest in reading but sometimes feel like we’ve run out of ideas on how to do just that. …
A great link to pop in your school's newsletter or on your school website and encourage parents to complete it with their children, or better still - print off the scavenger hunt for a school holiday activity and send your class home with a copy each!
2017 is going to be a good year in reading, we are sure! We’ve been ordering an interesting mix of fiction, from slightly spooky and sci-fi-ish, through excellent-looking realistic stories to magical re-tellings. Agent of Chaos, Kami Garcia and Devil’s Advocate, Jonathan Maberry. Book one and two in the new X-Files Origins series, for fans […]
Researchers have come up with a solution to one of the thorniest problems in the education world - the poor reading standard of boys, A study for the National Literacy Trust shows a remarkable improvement in reading ability amongst boys who do their reading online through ebooks. The researchers studied the boys’ reading performance for an average of 4.2 months - and found that their reading age improved by 8.4 months during that period.
Worried about the reading standard of boys? This study for the National Literacy Trust shows reading ebooks can make a difference to reading performance.
Silver Creek High School in Longmont, Colorado, is about to embark on a 1:1 device environment. Teacher librarian Phil Goerner shares insights and goals for the year ahead and how he and his staff will be an integral part of the transition.
Jennifer LaGarde's sold-out ISTE presentation, “How to Survive the Zombie Librarian Apocalypse!,” struck a chord among teacher librarians. Her talk hinged on a statement she'd once heard: “There are only two types of librarians: zombies and zombie fighters.”
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