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Tackling the Literacy Needs of Younger Adolescents

Tackling the Literacy Needs of Younger Adolescents | Reading about it | Scoop.it
Improving literacy rates among adolescent students is a growing area of focus in education, and rightfully so. Statistics from the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress test (NAEP) given in 2017 revealed that just 36 percent of fourth-graders who took the reading test scored “at...

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School libraries supporting literacy

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In these times of rapidly changing technology, with increasing amounts of information (which can vary drastically in quality), and trying to keep up with new trends in school librarianship, it is sometimes handy to be reminded that the core business of a school library is literacy. This is exactly what happened at the National Library of New Zealand facilitated School…
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How to get teenagers to read

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Once children can read teachers and parents stop encouraging them to continue reading. But reading for pleasure is important, too.
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Tracey Robertson's curator insight, June 24, 2015 3:29 PM

Reading is a stress release.

A conversation starter.

Grows imagination and creativeness.

abha sood's curator insight, July 11, 2015 3:10 AM

Book reading habbit is the most valuable gift a parent can give their child.

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7 Unconventional Reasons Why You Absolutely Should Be Reading Books

7 Unconventional Reasons Why You Absolutely Should Be Reading Books | Reading about it | Scoop.it
In a world of omnipresent screens, it can be easy to forget the simple pleasure of curling up with a good book. In fact, a recent HuffPost/YouGov poll of 1,000 U.S. adults found that 28 percent hadn't read one at all in the past year.
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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org #reading

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org #reading | Reading about it | Scoop.it

Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.


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The Literacy Shed

A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.
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The importance of instilling a need to read - Telegraph

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Teens who choose to pick up a book for pleasure are more likely to succeed in life, research shows. But getting them to do so isn’t easy, says Jonathan Douglas.
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The importance of reading — Yay!

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The Library of the Future

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Over the last few days I have been watching the Future Schools conference hashtag and wondering about education’s obsession with the imagined future and with constantly attempting to rebadge education to address it. Despite STEM and coding being clear national foci for Australia, yesterday Rob Stokes, NSW Education Minister, put a spanner in the works…
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25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading

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25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading
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Interesting ideas

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New Science Fact Chart: A chart showing all the times science fiction became science fact – Stephen's Lighthouse New

New Science Fact Chart: A chart showing all the times science fiction became science fact – Stephen's Lighthouse New | Reading about it | Scoop.it
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Science supports theory reading makes us better human beings

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Does reading fiction make you a better, less self-absorbed person?

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The Ray Harryhausen Creature List

The four and a half minute compliation of every Ray Harryhausen animated creature in feature films, presented in chronological order. Read the complete creat...
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Ray Haryhausen died today 

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The World According to Maggie: DO NOT LOVE YOUR CHARACTERS (More or Less Than Your Readers)

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More good YA writing tips from Maggie Stiefvater!


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