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Literature Quizzes. A Deakin University Research Project. Literacy MAtters! - Home. 9 infographics that promote reading. In this post you’ll see the most convincing infographics that encourage to read, and raise awareness of the importance of reading.

9 infographics that promote reading

Reading is a privilege, but many people think it’s like nothing more than a duty. Well, even if it’s a duty, it still brings this nice warm feeling of getting smarter and smarter with every page. In times of the internet, with its distractions and information overload, it’s harder and harder to find time and attitude to do such an easy thing as opening a book. Oh, books. They are there, waiting to be enjoyed. Click or tap on the images below to see them in full resolution. 9 great infographics that promote reading 1. The role of reading in digital times doesn’t change. That’s why it is extremely important to “instill in our children a desire to read” and to give them the understanding of the impact it can have on the rest of their lives. ⇢ Credits and more info 2. . ⇢ Credits and more info 3.

There are benefits of reading everyone knows or can guess. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 5 Reasons to Read for Reluctant Readers. Teachers may offer up a killer classroom library and carve out class time for silent reading, but these two things do not guarantee prolific reading, or even moderate reading from your students.

5 Reasons to Read for Reluctant Readers

One of my goals when I was teaching high school was this: to have students fall in love with reading while they were in my classroom (or at least like it a little more). So how do you motivate secondary students in a deeper, lifelong reader way? The Research Files Episode 19: Reading for pleasure. Listen to and download all the Teacher podcasts for free on iTunes and Soundcloud Hello, thank you for downloading this podcast, brought to you by Teacher magazine - I'm Jo Earp and you're listening to Episode 19 of The Research Files.

The Research Files Episode 19: Reading for pleasure

Today sees the release of the Kids & Family Reading Report Australia, which explores child and parent attitudes and behaviours around reading for pleasure. This study, from Scholastic, is already on its fifth edition actually in the US but this is the first time it's been carried out in Australia. Fiction & Nonfiction Literacy Resources. Understand what you read.

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Tim the Librarian. BookTubers I recently put out a call to various people and groups on Twitter for recommendations for booktubers.

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Booktubers, contrary to what you may think, are not literary rhizomes. #LoveOzYA. Audio books. Book posters w/ embedded review: QR code links to Ss review of the book. #NoSpoilers @GwynethJones #APLit #ISTE2015. Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer. Gregory Currie, a professor of philosophy at the University of Nottingham, recently argued in the New York Times that we ought not to claim that literature improves us as people, because there is no “compelling evidence that suggests that people are morally or socially better for reading Tolstoy” or other great books.

Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer

Actually, there is such evidence. Raymond Mar, a psychologist at York University in Canada, and Keith Oatley, a professor emeritus of cognitive psychology at the University of Toronto, reported in studies published in 2006 and 2009 that individuals who often read fiction appear to be better able to understand other people, empathize with them and view the world from their perspective. This link persisted even after the researchers factored in the possibility that more empathetic individuals might choose to read more novels. What Administrators Can Do to Promote a Reading Culture. Dear administrators, I have been pleading with teachers for a few years to please help students become passionate readers.

What Administrators Can Do to Promote a Reading Culture

I have given as many ideas as I could and directed toward the great minds that inspire me as well. I have begged at times, sharing the words of my students as proof that we teachers have an immense power when it comes to either nurturing a love of reading or killing it. There are so many things we teachers can do that will have a lasting effect. And yet, it is not just the teachers that have an immense power over whether children will read or not. You can believe in choice for all. How to Build a Culture of Reading. Posted by Jessica Keigan on Tuesday, 09/01/2015 Building a school culture is an overwhelming but important task.

How to Build a Culture of Reading

In 2009, my collaborative team and I read Readicide: How Schools are Killing the Reading and What You Can Do About It by Kelly Gallagher. New website CharacTour is an expansive database for fictional characters - Boing Boing. We’ve all been there a million times: Flicking through Netflix or Amazon or Hulu with no idea what to commit to watching.

New website CharacTour is an expansive database for fictional characters - Boing Boing

Nothing immediately grabs your interest and the plot descriptions aren’t selling any of them. Thankfully a newly-launched site called CharacTour offers a new way to think about movies, TV shows, books, and video games: Through their characters. I got a chance to contribute to the site so admittedly I might be a tad biased. BOOK RIOT. We’re Different Book Riot is dedicated to the idea that writing about books and reading should be just as diverse as books and readers are.

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So sometimes we are serious and sometimes silly. "Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog, it's too dark to read." - Groucho Marx.

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How to get teenagers to read. Children are heartily encouraged to read in their early years of school.

How to get teenagers to read

However, once students have mastered this skill and they move from learning to read, to reading to learn, the role of pleasure in the activity can be forgotten. If reading is just seen as a tool for learning, the will to read may not be fostered in young people. Shelf talkers. Theconversation. When we think of reading for our children, we are often misled into thinking that we need to focus on one type of book, such as picture books or novels in order to practise specific, reading-related skills.

However, this narrowly-focused approach to reading instruction can often have undesirable benefits, such as turning kids off reading altogether. As parents, we often feel that when we select children’s books for them we are supporting them to achieve at their level – though this frequently has the opposite effect. When we restrict choice, particularly to contrived, boring texts, children frequently see this as an indicator of their reading capability and therefore meet that low expectation. Once we take the restrictions away from what children read, their self-efficacy towards reading increases, therefore leading to an increase in their reading ability.

As adults, we read what we like and enjoy. News. Impact Comics. For the Young Comics are the perfect medium for young imaginative minds. Stories that combine pictures and words create a great foundation for future communication and learning. But don’t take our word for it, check out this intro from the experts: RAISING A READER.

We stock comics for primary school aged kids featuring all the usual super heroes, Star Wars, Disney Fairies and some amazing others you may not have heard of such as Jeff Smith’s BONE. The kids section is at the front of the shop. 32 Pages - A Passion for Picture Books. Here Are Some Odd Facts About Pretty Much Every Children’s Book You’ve Ever Heard Of. Why we can't live without books in pictures and words. AwesomeStories.com. Benefits of Reading Infographic. » INFOGRAPHIC: A Map of the Literary Genres. According to the fine folks at Pop Chart Labs, there’s a theory that genres exist for the benefit of bookstores and at the expense of readers.

Similar to a Las Vegas casino, booksellers manipulate the environment to lure you toward the money makers—I imagine librarians will be the first to object to this theory. So Pop Chart decided to look beyond these commonly accepted distinctions to see how the genres relate and where books belong based on content rather than commerce. “We went in with the idea that we were looking not at commercial distinctions, but instead peering deep into the text of the book, at almost the cellular level,” said Rachel Mansfield of Pop Chart.

The approach created some difficult decisions and surprising results: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe found its home under the “Christian” genre, rather than the expected fantasy. What Kids Are Reading 2015. Digital Library Trends for 2015. Libraries in all over the world are undergoing a digital renaissance as major publishers have firmly committed themselves to the concept of making e-Books available. Today, we look at some of the biggest trends facing libraries in Canada, US and United Kingdom. Talking About Books for Children. Home. The 100 Best Young-Adult Books of All Time.

We’re living in a golden age of young-adult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation. In the… We’re living in a golden age of young-adult literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of every generation. In the likes of Harry Potter and Katniss Everdeen, they’ve produced characters and conceits that have become the currency of our pop-culture discourse—and inspired some of our best writers to contribute to the genre.

To honor the best books for young adults and children, TIME compiled this survey in consultation with respected peers such as U.S. Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt, children’s-book historian Leonard Marcus, the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, the Young Readers Center at the Library of Congress, the Every Child a Reader literacy foundation and 10 independent booksellers. Don't Judge a Book by its Cover: Tech-Savvy Teens Remain Fans of Print Books. ReadPlus. Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own. Kids and Family Reading Report. If we stop telling kids what to read, they might start reading again. A rain shower sends Maynard Elementary School kindergarten student Maya Roby to shelter during a literacy program in Knoxville, Tenn.

Reading Australia - Secondary. Modern Film Adaptations Of Jane Austen, Ranked. The Signal in Transition. Home - The School Magazine. Kings Comics. Home. The 24 Best Fiction Books Of 2014. Australian writers pick the best books of 2014. The Power of Digital Storytelling, With Kathy Schrock (plus a Zillion Resources!) Exzuberant. Session 227: How to get Children Reading for Pleasure. One major challenge for some pupils, it would appear, is getting them to read for pleasure, especially with the many distractions modern society throws at them. Classic Authors' British Houses On Google Maps. The Inspiring Stories Behind 15 Classic Novels  According to Jack London, "You can't wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club. " London himself took the inspiration for The Call of the Wild (1903) from his time spent living in Canada and Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush when high-quality sled dogs -- like those that feature in the book -- were in impossibly high demand.

Open Circle Names 25 Best Books for Kids’ Social and Emotional Learning. Conference notes. The Bottom Shelf. A unique online Harry Potter experience from J.K. Rowling. NewSouth Books. Home - Australian Poetry Library. Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming.

Like, Try, Why. Book Recommendations (USA) What Should I Read Next? Book recommendations from readers like you. Find Your Next Book - Authors, Reviews, Recommendations, Lists. AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource. Love2Read. Teen Books Online. 10 Video Games That Book Lovers Will Enjoy. 17 Australian YA Authors You Need To Read. 21 Books for Those So Over Dystopian Fiction.

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