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How to Read Like a Writer Francine Prose “Part of...

How to Read Like a Writer Francine Prose “Part of... | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
How to Read Like a Writer Francine Prose “Part of a reader’s job is to find out why certain writers endure. This may require some rewiring, unhooking the connection that makes you think you have to...
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Lisa Bu: How books can open your mind | Video on TED.com

What happens when a dream you've held since childhood … doesn't come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to books to expand her mind and create a new path for herself.
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12 Insta Easy Instagram Library & Literacy Promotion Ideas

12 Insta Easy Instagram Library & Literacy Promotion Ideas | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
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GwynethJones's curator insight, March 15, 4:21 PM

Easy tips to promote literacy & your library program with Instagram. Ideas sourced from ALL over the place!

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What Doesn't Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon

What Doesn't Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
Literacy strategies that waste instructional time include looking up words on lists, prizes for reading, weekly spelling tests, unsupported independent reading, and denial of recess.
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Let's have intrinsically motivated readers!
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Using Remind to Share Nonfiction Reading with Students | CTQ

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5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book

5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
Research shows that children want assistance with finding a reading book. While your students search the stacks, here's some helpful tips for teachers.

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How do we get more boys reading? (Clue: 'boy books' aren't the answer.)

How do we get more boys reading? (Clue: 'boy books' aren't the answer.) | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

"The Let Books Be Books campaign has attracted much media coverage and high profile support, but labelling books ‘for boys’ is sometimes defended as a useful tool for getting boys to read. Tricia Lowther argues that gendering reading doesn’t help literacy, and may even be harming boys’ chances."


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7-year-old's library wish inspires book donations across Brazil

7-year-old's library wish inspires book donations across Brazil | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

Mell's letter was made public on March 28, and spread across social networks in Brazil. An Instagram account and Facebook page dedicated to the project have each garnered thousands of followers, and a video of Mell describing her dream got over 18,000 views on Facebook. 'Mell’s Library' has also been endorsed by a number of popular Brazilian singers. And more importantly, more than 5,000 books have been collected for the little girl’s library dream.


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Why can’t we read anymore? — Medium

Why can’t we read anymore? — Medium | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
Or, Can books save us from what digital does to our brains?
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 1, 2015 10:42 PM

We have to find healthy ways to integrate reading and digital tools into our living.

 

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5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book

5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
Research shows that children want assistance with finding a reading book. While your students search the stacks, here's some helpful tips for teachers.
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Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own

Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
A study by Scholastic points to ways that parents can encourage kids to read for fun.
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Parents shun storytime for screen time, study shows

Parents shun storytime for screen time, study shows | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
Parents are spending four times the amount of time engaging with screens than they are reading to their children, research has revealed.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 4, 4:55 PM
Reading to and with children are wonderful ways to bond and for them to learn to read. It is a time to use one's imagination and ask questions.
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Every Book Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency

Every Book Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

A cohesive list of the 44th president's favorites

POTUS is an avid reader and recently spoke to the New York Times about the significant, informative and inspirational role literature has played in his presidency, crediting books for allowing him to “slow down and get perspective.”


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 19, 4:05 PM
There is a good mix of contemporary and classics.
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Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs | Blogging | eSkills

Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs | Blogging | eSkills | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
By adding blogs to a flipped ELA class, teachers present literacy as a design challenge where words, images, and format serve to express students' ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/practice-using-blogs-for-home-work-to-get-ict-skills-and-creativity/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/practice/

 

https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/put-your-title-in-here/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Blogging

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 2, 2015 4:05 AM
By adding blogs to a flipped ELA class, teachers present literacy as a design challenge where words, images, and format serve to express students' ideas.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/practice-using-blogs-for-home-work-to-get-ict-skills-and-creativity/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/practice/


https://globaleducationandsocialmedia.wordpress.com/2014/07/02/put-your-title-in-here/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Blogging


Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, June 2, 2015 9:14 AM

A reading transformation can occur in your school much like it has in my classroom, replacing fear and dread with excitement and self-expression. Students will read if they choose the books. They will write with voice and clarity if they have the ability to express their thoughts. They can change from reluctant to inspired readers if it happens on their own terms. All you have to do is flip the experience, turning the practice of reading on its head by making them the creators of their own learning.

RESENTICE's curator insight, June 3, 2015 3:49 AM

Inverser sa classe avec des BLOGS

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How to get Children Reading for Pleasure

How to get Children Reading for Pleasure | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

"This UKEdChat session explored how teachers encourage children to read for pleasure, looking at strategies that work in all educational settings."


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Tips: Making the Most of Your Booktalks

Tips: Making the Most of Your Booktalks | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it

"Here are some tips for making the most of your booktalks. These tips will work with students at any grade level."

 

Great way to promote reading!


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BJ Neary's comment, October 8, 2012 7:27 PM
Loved this, thanks!
Heather Stapleton's comment, October 8, 2012 8:22 PM
Same - thanks for the comment. :)
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Choosing Influences Memory

These findings not only demonstrate enhanced declarative memory when individuals have perceived control over their learning but also support a novel mechanism by which these enhancements emerge. Furthermore, they demonstrate a novel context in which mesolimbic and declarative memory systems interact.


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The seven messages of highly effective reading teachers

The seven messages of highly effective reading teachers | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
In 1982, the late, great NZ reading researcher Marie Clay identified a group of children having difficulty learning to read as “tangled tots (with) reading knots”. She was referring to children who, despite…
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If we stop telling kids what to read, they might start reading again

If we stop telling kids what to read, they might start reading again | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
It's an age old question, but with new evidence.
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Kids and Family Reading Report

Kids and Family Reading Report | Creating a community of readers | Scoop.it
A national survey of children and their parents exploring attitudes and behaviors around reading
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