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Libraries as Literacy Leaders — National Education Summit. Literacy is one of the core goals of education, and school libraries are uniquely positioned to provide leadership in literacy promotion to their educational community.

Libraries as Literacy Leaders — National Education Summit

Literacy features prominently in many schools’ educational planning, however, the school library may not explicitly be part of the literacy strategy. Research shows that student engagement with recreational literacy or reading for pleasure peaks at the end of primary school and drops off over the high school years (Cullinan 2000), (National Literacy Trust, 2020). These are also the years when students are required to engage with increasingly complex reading and writing tasks.

Reading for pleasure is consistently linked to improved literacy outcomes (Krashen, 2004), (National Literacy Trust, 2006), and is a key component of fostering literate, capable students. Reading fiction books has been shown to give higher literacy gains than other forms of reading (Jerrim and Moss 2018). 1. 2. 3. 4. References: Band, B. (2018).

Best Books for Middle Primary - Children's Books Daily... Once your child hits a certain reading level in those early years of primary school, they start to crave books with more complex storylines and in their area of interest.

Best Books for Middle Primary - Children's Books Daily...

Voracious middle primary readers can plough through books at an astonishing rate and for many parents, this time really is the ‘golden age of reading’ - books' themes are still in safe territory and the books are short enough that 3-4 can be consumed in a week. I always encourage parents and teachers to keep their capable bookworms reading age appropriate books for as long as possible – there is plenty of time for reading books with *all the issues* and the size of the book is not an indication of worth in many cases. Series can be an excellent way to really capture the attention of middle primary readers and keep the book pile full; and young people enjoy being immersed in a familiar world, often for months on end. NZBC Stories Details.

In a week where we celebrated our nation’s writers with arguably our most vociferous enthusiast for NZ writers John Campbell, as he hosted the recipients of the Prime Minister's Awards for Literary Achievement, our kids’ reading habits also made the headlines, again, and for all the wrong reasons.

NZBC Stories Details

The Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) has consistently demonstrated the strong relationship between students’ level of reading confidence and their reading achievement. Since its inception in 2001, PIRLS has shown that our Year 5 students are less confident readers than their international peers. The importance of access to books and New Zealand students' reading confidence is the latest MOE report in response to PIRLS data. It looks at the different ways Year 5 students access books and then examines the relationship between reading at home and their reading confidence. Promoting Reading during Virtual Learning.

Like many school districts across the country, my district started the year with students learning from home.

Promoting Reading during Virtual Learning

While the other librarians and I wanted to support students and teachers in any way we could, we decided that our top priority would be getting books into students’ hands. When Kids Say ‘I’m not a reader’: How Librarians Can Disrupt Traumatic Reading Practices - MindShift. Shaming reading choices and judging what students want to read.

When Kids Say ‘I’m not a reader’: How Librarians Can Disrupt Traumatic Reading Practices - MindShift

If students are told that what they like to read (comics, manga and fan fiction for example) do not “count,” they can disengage and lose their identities as readers. Book leveling, which is often generated by a computer system that may incorrectly assess complexity of theme and language. Research Art 1 Vocabulary. Teachers Connecting with Teacher Librarians - Information Literacy. You could be putting your child off reading – here's how to change that. Not every child is a bookworm, but research shows that developing a love of reading early in life can provide many benefits.

You could be putting your child off reading – here's how to change that

From a positive impact on academic achievement, increased general knowledge, vocabulary growth, improved writing ability, and helping children to develop empathy, it’s clear reading can play an important role in a child’s development. Promoting reading for pleasure in school libraries - SCIS. Book clubs When I started at the Academy, I had one book club.

Promoting reading for pleasure in school libraries - SCIS

Now I have three, with a total of 30 participants. With greater demand for genre-specific book groups, that number is likely to increase this year. We shadow some local book awards, which really enthuses the readers, and are very fortunate to attend award ceremonies to meet the authors of the books they have been reading. We also have group reads, which have resulted in two cinema trips this year. Why reading for pleasure is important? Reading is one of the most accessible and affordable arts activities and its benefits are well documented – OECD research shows that reading for pleasure is the single most important indicator of a child’s future success.

Why reading for pleasure is important?

It’s even a more powerful factor in life achievement than socio-economic background. Books and reading transform lives and enrich our communities. The UK’s National Literacy Trust has released research which shows that interacting with others over books develops social and oral skills, leading to increased social interaction and oral language development, becoming a source of pleasure throughout life. Six things you can do to get boys reading more. The OECD consistently finds girls perform significantly better than boys in reading.

Six things you can do to get boys reading more

This gap can also be observed across the Australian NAPLAN reading data. Research suggests reading more can improve literacy outcomes across a range of indicators. But girls typically read more frequently than boys, and have a more positive attitude toward reading. Six things you should do when reading with your kids. There is magic in stories.

Six things you should do when reading with your kids

We all remember hearing them as children, and we loved them. Imaginary adventures set in faraway places. Tales about how the dishwasher isn’t working. It doesn’t matter! To the family's happiness. When she was a toddler, we began a nearly daily ritual called Milk & Books. It quickly became the best part of any ordinary day as we devoured picture and chapter books that ranged from hilarious Shel Silverstein poetry to the dramatic prairie recollections of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Some titles came from authors prevalent in our own childhoods (E.B. White, Roald Dahl, Virginia Lee Burton, Dr. Seuss, Kay Thompson), and more came from the ever-growing list of contemporary greats (Mo Willems, Jon Muth, Kate DiCamillo, Andrew Clements).

When our daughter declared that she'd outgrown our family ritual, I suspected that a classmate made her self-conscious about it, perhaps one whose parents had done away with reading books to them. Two weeks after stopping our bedtime readings, though, my older daughter asked whether we could start again. The value of reading to our kids -- for them and us -- is reinforced by the growing body of research on the topic.

David G. From OZ TL net 10/10/17. How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies For Critical Reading. How To Read A Book: 3 Strategies For Critical Reading by Terry Heick If you’re not familiar with Adler and Van Doren’s How To Read A Book, it is worth, well, reading. As you might’ve guessed, these have less to do with decoding, and more to do with comprehension. Stop telling people to love libraries – Rebecca Stavick – Medium. A common complaint I’ve heard among librarians is that some people, especially community leaders and elected officials, just don’t get libraries. They don’t understand the value of public libraries… or what resources libraries offer… or what librarians actually do for a living.

Librarians get frustrated because if only these tragically uninformed people knew about our amazing resources, they would fall in love with libraries, and support libraries at every opportunity. The problem with this attitude is that it puts the responsibility of understanding libraries on the community rather than on the library itself. It’s the responsibility of librarians to communicate the value of libraries, and if people don’t get it, then we need to try a different approach. You think you know what librarians do? Sorry, but chances're wrong. - BubbleUp Classroom. How Audiobooks Can Help Kids Who Struggle with Reading.

School librarian Mary Ann Scheuer remembers a second grader who couldn’t keep up with the class during reading time. The child was a grade-level behind in reading, and while the rest of the class could sit quietly for 30 minutes, engrossed in Horrible Harry, this child began to act out after ten frustrating minutes with the book.

On Scheuer’s recommendation, the teacher introduced the student to the same story via an audiobook; he listened to the story, and then sat alone with the book to read on his own. Scheuer recalls the boy saying, “I read it so much faster by myself after I listened to it!.” She added, “It was a game changer for him.” Teachers and parents who read aloud to children have long known that good stories have the power to captivate the most restless of kids. Research underscores the link between listening and literacy. For Ashley Alicea, a third grade teacher at W.J. Podcasts have their own virtues.

Audiobooks Podcasts. Theconversation. The sign on the public car park in the tiny Tasmanian town of Wynyard reads, Egress from this carpark is to be via the access lane in the rear. “Egress?” I wondered. As my 21-year-old son quipped, perhaps the council had called in the local duke to write its signs. Or at least the local lawyer. I could say all the words on the sign with very little effort, and with impressive fluency. Want to Raise Successful Kids? Neuroscience Says Read to Them Like This (but Most Parents Don't) Ebook sales continue to fall as younger generations drive appetite for print. Readers committed to physical books can give a sigh of relief, as new figures reveal that ebook sales are falling while sales of paper books are growing – and the shift is being driven by younger generations.

More than 360m books were sold in 2016 – a 2% jump in a year that saw UK consumers spend an extra 6%, or £100m, on books in print and ebook formats, according to findings by the industry research group Nielsen in its annual books and consumer survey. The data also revealed good news for bricks-and-mortar bookshops, with a 4% rise in purchases across the UK. While sales through shops increased 7% in 2016, ebook sales declined by 4%. Future Ready Librarians - Future Ready Schools. We are super excited that you are registering to join us at the Denver Future Ready School Institute. Complete the registration below to make it official! The Future Ready Librarians (FRL) strand of the Institute will provide opportunities to. Children prefer to read books on paper rather than screens. There is a common perception that children are more likely to read if it is on a device such as an iPad or Kindles.

But new research shows that this is not necessarily the case. What happens to your body after you start reading a book infographic. Theconversation. Reading for pleasure — a door to success. Library surveys. 4 Rules of Library Advocacy. AASL has just release a collection of advocacy materials for school librarians. While I am pleased to see these materials made available, like any tool, they aren't much good unless you know how to use them and realize that a brochure alone will not save your bacon. Here are some basic rules of advocacy. NAPLAN, Reading and Teacher Librarians. October 30, 2016 by NovaNews. 5 Reasons You Need Fiction. 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. It’s time: let’s improve schools' perceptions of teacher librarians. Great%20Australian%20School%20Libraries%20Impact%20Report.

My favourite book final document. The%20impact%20of%20Great%20School%20Libraries. 16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow. Study says reading aloud to children, more than talking, builds literacy. SC Study Shows Link Between School Librarians and Higher Test Scores. 6 key strategies for finding reliable information online. There’s no such thing as a library without a librarian soooo….#SaveOurLibrary. Why Reading the Same Book Repeatedly Is Good for Kids. Slw3 2008. Books and Articles by Stephen D Krashen.

Science Has Great News for People Who Read Actual Books. The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age. A Father Introduces His Newborn Daughter To Books. Read—Don't Just Talk—to Your Kids - Pacific Standard. New Report Proves Reading For Pleasure Improves Well-Being. Why are school libraries essential? Choice Literacy - Welcome. Everything Science Knows About Reading On Screens. The Essential Role of School Librarians. 37 Ways to Help Kids Learn to Love Reading. Reading for fun improves children's brains, study confirms. Study finds that high-poverty schools with a certified teacher librarian achieve a 5-year graduation rate of 79% « Library Research Service. Why Do We Need Teacher Librarians? Kids need to like what they're reading to progress. Free Video: Libraries in the Internet Age. Education Week. Why Reading Aloud to Older Children Is Valuable. Download the 2014 Australian School Library Survey Report - Softlink.

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming. Reading Literature Makes Us Smarter and Nicer. Why all pupils deserve a real school library. The case against e-readers: Why reading paper books is better for your mind. How reading a little each week is a form of life support. Download the 2014 Australian School Library Survey Report - Softlink.