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Seven Oliviers for Curious Incident

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Murder mystery The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time takes seven prizes at this year's Laurence Olivier Awards, equalling musical hit Matilda's record win in 2012.
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The play has won 7 Olivier awards, have you read the book?

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Cloud Tea Monkeys — Just Imagine

Cloud Tea Monkeys — Just Imagine | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
About the Authors and the Illustrator Mal Peet  was an English author and illustrator best known for young adult fiction He has won several honours including the Brandford Boase, the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.Three of his novels feature football and the fictional South American sports journalist Paul Faustino. Cloud Tea Monkeys was written …
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I love this book so to find a guide for ideas of how to use it within a lesson is great! 
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A bedtime story

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Reading is key to giving children the best possible start in life. That's what Child of our Time Editor Professor Yvonne Kelly will be telling representatives of the Swedish Government and European Commission today when she delivers the key note presentation at a seminar highlighting the importance and benefits of early interventions in children's lives. The seminar in…
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Study finds reading information aloud to yourself improves memory

Study finds reading information aloud to yourself improves memory | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
You are more likely to remember something if you read it out loud, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

A recent Waterloo study found that speaking text aloud helps to get words into long-term memory. Dubbed the “production effect,” the study determined that it is the dual action of speaking and hearing oneself that has the most beneficial impact on memory.

“This study confirms that learning and memory benefit from active involvement,” said Colin M. MacLeod, a professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at Waterloo, who co-authored the study with the lead author, post-doctoral fellow Noah Forrin. “When we add an active measure or a production element to a word, that word becomes more distinct in long-term memory, and hence more memorable.”

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My children revised by reading and reciting allowed right up to A'level. It does work. 
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Es simple, lo comprendieron generaciones desde la invención de la escritura y más aún desde la invención de la imprenta. leer mejora la memoria - y el uso de los telefonos moviles más o menos inteligentes está dañando ya la memoria de muchos que no se dan cuenta de que ADEMAS deben leer

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Hey #OCSB  schools - It’s Time to Plan World Read Aloud Week 2018 via David Barrow

Hey #OCSB  schools - It’s Time to Plan World Read Aloud Week 2018 via David Barrow | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
It’s time for us all to start making plans and building excitement for World Read Aloud Day 2018 with Litworld.  This year, World Read Aloud Day takes place on February 1, 2018, but many of us will celebrate the entire week of January 29-February 2, 2018. World Read Aloud Day “calls global attention to the importance…

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Why So Many Students Dislike Reading - TeachThought PD

Why So Many Students Dislike Reading - TeachThought PD | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Why So Many Students Dislike Reading by Terry Heick We tend to teach reading in a very industrial way in the United States. We focus on giving kids “tools” and “strategies” to “make” sense of a text. To “take it apart.” To look for the “author’s purpose”—to bounce back and forth between a main idea, […]
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, November 7, 6:52 PM
To say I enjoyed this article doesn't give it the right kind of credit. I found myself saying "yes!" after every paragraph. As a librarian, I know what the author is driving at and have known it intuitively since the day I walked into a library: the relationship between a child and a book is highly personal and the ones that resonate don't become more meaningful by diagramming the plot or mining for the details that support a main idea. The author doesn't provide easy solutions but this really struck a chord with me: "Cognitively, a student “makes sense” of a text through a perfectly personal schema—that is, through the symbols and patterns and enthusiasm and suffering and meaning in their own lives. Students can’t simply be encouraged to “bring themselves” and their own experiences to a text; they have to realize that any grasp of the text decays almost immediately if they don’t."
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I watched non-readers grow into readers as they experienced the spiritual and ecological interdependence between themselves and a book's story.

Reading to children is a way for them to engage and imagine. Do they need tools and strategies for that? Maybe, but there is something less "industrial" in engaging and imagining. It is why I don't think reading software works well for students who do not read well. The human touch is essential.
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How reading rewires your brain for more intelligence and empathy

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#BookSnaps!!

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UPDATED!!! #BookSnaps have taken the world by storm!! Enjoy this post…and contact Tara Martin if you would like her to speak about #BookSnaps at your conference or with your staff! Now THIS i…

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Would love one of my book groups to give this a go. 
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NNSTOY-Social-Justice-Book-List-1.pdf

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Great list of books that I will be looking to buy. 
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Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs | Reading for all ages | 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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The Reading Teacher –  Bid Farewell to “I Hate Reading”

The Reading Teacher –  Bid Farewell to “I Hate Reading” | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
“Why do you read?” is a question I’ve asked countless students. Responses run the gamut from a third grader writing, “Because I live in the country..

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I would also add - Talk to your school librarian, invite them into the classroom for book talks. Make them your new best friend :) 
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Helping Students (and Adults) Discover New Books - TechNotes Blog - TCEA

Helping Students (and Adults) Discover New Books - TechNotes Blog - TCEA | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
This website helps children and adults alike discover new books to read by presenting them with just the first page of an unknown book.

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6 Alternatives to Reading Logs by @shfarnsworth - Teacher Tech

6 Alternatives to Reading Logs by @shfarnsworth - Teacher Tech | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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from the guest post "Let’s face it, reading logs are typically not accurate in time read or books finished. From forged signatures to parents exaggerating the time their student spends in a book, reading logs do very little to motivate students or to instill a love of books. If the purpose of reading logs is to create habitual readers why do they continually fail both students and teachers? What alternatives to tracking pages or time offer more value and choice to readers?"

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7 Tips for Teaching Students How to Recognize Bias in an Era of Fake News

7 Tips for Teaching Students How to Recognize Bias in an Era of Fake News | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Media literacy is more important than ever.

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Why You Should Surround Yourself With More Books Than You'll Ever Have Time to Read

Why You Should Surround Yourself With More Books Than You'll Ever Have Time to Read | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
An overstuffed bookcase (or e-reader) says good things about your mind.
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Time to stop feeling guilty about my to-read list :) 
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Reprioritizing to Make Room for More Reading by Laura Gardner

Reprioritizing to Make Room for More Reading by Laura Gardner | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it

Laura Gardner writes: "School librarians wear many hats. In my school library, I teach information literacy; collaborate with teachers on technology-rich projects; offer book buffets and book talks on a regular basis; purchase, weed and manage a large collection; promote our library, books and reading on social media; and am in charge of a bustling Makerspace. I also try to find time to read widely from our collection, as well as new books I may wish to add to our collection. In the past, this reading has taken a back seat to other priorities, but in the last six months I have reprioritized to make more time for reading."


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The importance of reading and the difference it can make to students seeing their teachers reading. Let us all try to read more. 
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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, December 4, 12:32 PM

I love Laura's suggestions for squeezing in reading. I find it very hard to book talk books I haven't read, so I try to read as much of my collection as I can. Pair this article with Jennifer LaGarde's excellent post about getting teachers to read (with shareable infographics and other resources), and JUST DO IT! I have become much more comfortable reading during passing periods or other times when I'm at my desk because my middle schoolers seem desperate for recommendations. 

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How to Stop Killing the Love of Reading

How to Stop Killing the Love of Reading | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Too many schools are producing non-readers at an alarming rate, but it doesn't have to be that way. Pernille Ripp and I talk about how to change things.

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100 Books Every Teacher Should Read

100 Books Every Teacher Should Read | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
I am by habit a bibliophile. I read at least 25 pages of a book per day which usually turns in to 40-60 books per year. I've written a few books myself, and plan to

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A great starting point if you are looking for PD reading. 
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Parents shun storytime for screen time, study shows

Parents shun storytime for screen time, study shows | Reading for all ages | 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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15 Book and Reading Related Apps for Children

15 Book and Reading Related Apps for Children | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Working in a library I often get asked not only for recommendations for books for children but also for ways to encourage reluctant readers. A fun way to get children into reading is with book related apps, some can be used for learning to read and others which link to a well known series and…
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How to get kids to look away from their screens and take pleasure in books

How to get kids to look away from their screens and take pleasure in books | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Yes, it’s worth squeezing reading for fun into an already overpacked school-year schedule. Here are experts’ recommendations.

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Great post with lots of ideas. 
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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 25, 10:12 AM
A great blog with reading suggestions for all ages too. Worth taking time to read this. 
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Promoting the Pleasures of Reading: Why It Matters to Kids and to Country - Literacy & NCTE

Promoting the Pleasures of Reading: Why It Matters to Kids and to Country - Literacy & NCTE | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Jeffrey Wilhelm argues that the five different types of pleasure reading - play, work, inner work, intellectual and social - are a civil right.

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On Reading Tasks

On Reading Tasks | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
  I used to ask students to write in their reader's notebook for a few minutes every day after they finished reading.  Some days they could write about whatever, other days I had a specific prompt.  Just four minutes because four always seems less daunting than five.  Just four minutes to give me a feel…
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Sometimes asking students to do a task after reading will put them off. Interesting read. 
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#mydadreads Twitter campaign to encourage home reading 

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This looks great! came from a twitter chat #RR_chat 
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First-Year Teachers More Confident in Tech but Use It Less Than Experienced Teachers

First-Year Teachers More Confident in Tech but Use It Less Than Experienced Teachers | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
New data from a survey of more than 37,000 educators revealed that first-year teachers aren't using tech in the classroom as much as their more experienced colleagues even though they have a higher opinion of their own technological abilities.

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New teachers may class themselves as 'advanced' in using tech but don't bring it to the classroom. Are they not as advanced as they feel?

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