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Virtual Literature Circles Create a Safe Space for Students. The Right Books Provide the Relevant Content That Today’s Students Need During a recent read-aloud of Freak the Mighty, a story in which two unlikely friends take on bullies and ignorance, my class got into a huge debate on our discussion board about bullying.

Virtual Literature Circles Create a Safe Space for Students

I had read this book with my classes many times over the years, and its theme of bullying always led to rich conversations. But this time, the discussion moved beyond bullying: My students specifically wanted to discuss what Black Lives Matter meant to them and how the movement and racial injustice is related to bullying. Book wish list. Children's books in the 0-6 age group, please!

Book wish list

Buk bilong Pikinini is grateful for all the wonderful children's books we receive from the general public and publishers in Australia. At the moment we have a shortage of books for young children and would greatly appreciate more donations of early readers, books with big pictures and big text. We recently received a donation in Canberra of second hand Dick Bruna books which will be perfect for the younger children to enjoy.

Thank you Random House! Tanglin Reading Express. Infowhelm: A Journey into Librarianship. 18 Thrilling Books like THE HUNGER GAMES. With a new Suzanne Collins book exploring Panem before Katniss set to hit the market in May, you might have a fresh appetite for books like The Hunger Games and its sequels (pun absolutely intended).

18 Thrilling Books like THE HUNGER GAMES

Whether you enjoyed the dystopian setting, the reality television spin, the average-girl-takes-on-the-government plot, or the survival aspect of the series, there are lots of young adult books like The Hunger Games out there for you to enjoy. #MurderTrending by Gretchen McNeil The latest iteration of America takes reality television to a new level when convicted felons spend their final days on Alcatraz 2.0, trying to survive their inevitable execution.

With a host of costumed characters gleefully slaughtering their way across the island, Dee is certain she’s not leaving alive as one of the latest prisoners, even though she knows she’s innocent. Exploring Anzac Day in Children's Literature. Every year a new story is added to our library to commemorate ANZAC Day.

Exploring Anzac Day in Children's Literature

Our latest addition, Alfred's War, recognises the experiences and service of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander soldiers, and joins a powerful collection of Anzac stories that includes Anzac Biscuits, Anzac Ted, The Lone Pine, I Was Only Nineteen, Once a Shepherd and One Minute Silence. School subscribers have access to a comprehensive list of Classroom Ideas for each individual story, but now with a strong collection of Anzac stories in our library, we thought it a wonderful opportunity for educators to use the collection to compare the way in which Anzacs and war are represented in different stories and by different authors. 42 Short Harry Potter Quotes for Wall Art or Tattoo Ideas.

When William Shakespeare wrote “Brevity is the soul of wit,” he may as well have been talking about Harry Potter.

42 Short Harry Potter Quotes for Wall Art or Tattoo Ideas

Not only does the series contain some of the wisest and most powerful quotes from children’s literature, but often they’re no longer than a few words or a sentence. Here we’ve gathered a collection of short Harry Potter quotes that range from inspirational to hilarious to downright iconic. Whether you’re looking for wall art ideas or inspiration for your next tattoo, there’s something here for every witch, wizard, or magic-loving Muggle. From Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Reading Engagement for Tweens and Teens: What Would Make Them Read More?

When I was still in high school, I began my first teaching job, tutoring the ­sister of a friend in En­glish.

Reading Engagement for Tweens and Teens: What Would Make Them Read More?

I was very pleased about this turn of events, as my pink-­and purple-colored hair and other notable eccentricities in my appearance were not­ really socially acceptable at that time, so it would have been hard for me to obtain and retain a regular casual job involving interaction with other­ people. I quickly picked up additional students, and before I knew it, I found myself a teacher, pretty much by accident. As part of my strategy, while I worked closely with my students to improve their structural and grammatical skills using targeted instruction tailored to meet their individual needs, I quickly found that the most rapid and consistent improvement could be achieved when I managed to get my clients hooked on reading. I thought about the multiple facets involved in "getting them reading. " Responses for tweens and teens ­were quite similar. What Works For Getting Kids to Enjoy Reading?

What's Going On In Your Child's Brain When You Read Them A Story? : NPR Ed : NPR. Encouraging book talk in the school library - OpenLearn - Open University - TL_LIBRARY. Promotion of a Reading Culture – Building Connections. How to Raise a Reader - Books Guides. Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound.

Look around on your next plane trip.

Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound

The iPad is the new pacifier for babies and toddlers. Younger school-aged children read stories on smartphones; older boys don’t read at all, but hunch over video games. Parents and other passengers read on Kindles or skim a flotilla of email and news feeds. Unbeknownst to most of us, an invisible, game-changing transformation links everyone in this picture: the neuronal circuit that underlies the brain’s ability to read is subtly, rapidly changing - a change with implications for everyone from the pre-reading toddler to the expert adult. As work in neurosciences indicates, the acquisition of literacy necessitated a new circuit in our species’ brain more than 6,000 years ago.

This is not a simple, binary issue of print vs digital reading and technological innovation. We know from research that the reading circuit is not given to human beings through a genetic blueprint like vision or language; it needs an environment to develop. The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens. In a viral YouTube video from October 2011 a one-year-old girl sweeps her fingers across an iPad's touchscreen, shuffling groups of icons.

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens

In the following scenes she appears to pinch, swipe and prod the pages of paper magazines as though they too were screens. Nypl. Introducing Insta Novels, a reimagining of Instagram Stories to provide a new platform for iconic stories. Insta Novels launched today on the Library's Instagram account (@nypl) with Part 1 of a newly digitized version of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The novel is illustrated by well-known designer Magoz (@magoz). In the coming months, look for two other literary works that will be released on the Library's Instagram account: "The Yellow Wallpaper," a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman illustrated by Buck (@buck_design) and The Metamorphosis, a novella by Franz Kafka illustrated by César Pelizer (@cesarpelizer). The New York Public Library joined forces with the independent advertising and creative agency, Mother in New York, to create Insta Novels.

The program aims to make great stories available even more widely. How It Works. Around the World in 80 Books: A Global Reading List. Ready for some serious armchair travel?

Around the World in 80 Books: A Global Reading List