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The Gamification of Reading | ALSC Blog

The Gamification of Reading | ALSC Blog | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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Interesting insight into how gaming can encourage reading. 

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Online non-fiction bookclub for school library staff. 

Online non-fiction bookclub for school library staff.  | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it

An online non-fiction book club for school library staff. Join our free #PD and join in the discussion. We read one book every 2 months and share our thoughts via a Padlet or on twitter via #nonfbc 

 
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New online book club for school library staff - What next?

New online book club for school library staff - What next? | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
A blog about school libraries and the role of the librarian in teaching and learning. Why information literacy is important.
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My thoughts on running an online book club
 
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Why Children’s Books Should Be a Little Sad

Why Children’s Books Should Be a Little Sad | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
In her response to Matt de la Peña: "I think our job is to trust our readers. I think our job is to see and to let ourselves be seen."

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It Takes a Reader To Grow a Reader: When Adults Don't Read, Kids Lose

It Takes a Reader To Grow a Reader: When Adults Don't Read, Kids Lose | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Jennifer LaGarde and Todd Nesloney believe every student needs and deserves an independent reading champion.

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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

A bedtime story | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
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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Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, December 4, 2017 3:08 PM

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, 2017 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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8 Reasons Read Alouds Are Perfect Every Day for Any Grade

8 Reasons Read Alouds Are Perfect Every Day for Any Grade | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
If you ask adults about being read to as a child, the recollections conjured will vary greatly. Some may recall cozying up on a loved one’s lap and being whisked away on the adventure of a lifetime. For others, memories involve being cramped in an uncomfortable desk while a teacher or classmate reads a passage they have read and reread, resisting the temptation to skip ahead and anxiously awaiting the moment they can finally turn the page!

We have a mission at Booksource to engage readers, and as educators and book lovers we have the awesome responsibility of bringing incredible stories to life for young readers each and every day through read alouds.

Reading out loud to students of all ages has so many benefits, and, when done correctly and responsibly, students at any level will, by and large, enjoy themselves. Below are the top reasons to read out loud to students in your classroom every day. Yes, every single day of the school year—even the half days! And upper-grade teachers, this list is for you, too!

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I've started reading aloud to a group of yr 5 boys. They are truly engaged in the story especially those that would struggle with fluency when reading themselves. 
 
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Why children need to read

Why children need to read | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
A children’s book should do more than educate or amuse, says Costa-winner Katherine Rundell – it can blow open their world
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You need to sign up fro free to read the whole article but it is worth it. Beautifully written! 
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5 ways social media can connect students with authors they love

5 ways social media can connect students with authors they love | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it
Are you looking for new ways to connect students to authors in the library and classroom? Here are five budget-friendly ways you can make it happen using social media from 2017's School Librarian of the Year, Lucas Maxwell.

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Connecting your students to their authors is one of the nicest ways to make reading real and increase engagement. 
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Pick up a book and share it with a child: it's the key to success in an uncertain future - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Pick up a book and share it with a child: it's the key to success in an uncertain future - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Reading for all ages | Scoop.it

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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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 10:12 AM
A great blog with reading suggestions for all ages too. Worth taking time to read this.