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Joy in Reading: A Middle School Literacy Enrichment Program. Only two remain.

Joy in Reading: A Middle School Literacy Enrichment Program

The girl and boy glance earnestly about as the votes are cast. One by one, the members present their decision to their leader. Once the elder finalizes the count, the group roars as the victor is named: the girl's beguiling storytelling has enticed the crowd and she is named the champion! What a way to end the school day, with a Book Talk Challenge (March-Madness-style, of course) in a ninth period middle school classroom!

For students to experience joy in reading—that is our goal. Our Program AMLE talks with teachers and administrators at Hudson Middle School about the FOCUS program. At Hudson Middle School, a team of staff members set out to answer that question. Shannon McClintock Miller (shannonmmiller) Thing 32: Annual Reports - Make Them Matter & Report More Often! - Cool Tools for School. Students Need Libraries in HISD - Home. The Privacy Problem. By Helen R.

The Privacy Problem

Adams on April 1, 2011 Although school librarians seldom discuss it, students’ privacy rights are under attack Illustration by Ken Orvidas Imagine the look of horror on one New York school librarian’s face when she returned to her middle school library to find a list of overdue books with the names of kids who had borrowed them plastered on her door. She immediately thought of all the students who’d taken out titles on sensitive topics, like puberty.

Another school librarian in Wisconsin said her principal insisted on a list of every book a certain student had checked out since his first day of school—no explanation offered. And then there was the Georgia elementary school librarian who had to constantly fend off teachers who wanted to scrutinize their students’ circulation records. Every day in school libraries nationwide, students’ privacy rights are under attack, but many principals, teachers, parents, and community members don’t know much about these rights. Scales, Pat R. Top Ten Reasons School Librarians are Amazing. What are best practices for designing group projects?-Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation. What is true for individual assignments holds true for group assignments: it is important to clearly articulate your objectives, explicitly define the task, clarify your expectations, model high-quality work, and communicate performance criteria.

What are best practices for designing group projects?-Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation

But group work has complexities above and beyond individual work. To ensure a positive outcome, try some of these effective practices (adapted from Johnson, Johnson & Smith, 1991) or come talk to us at the Eberly Center. Create interdependence While some instructors don’t mind if students divvy up tasks and work separately, others expect a higher degree of collaboration. If collaboration is your goal, structure the project so that students are dependent on one another.

What Does it Mean to be Literate in the 21st Century? (short version 8 min) School Libraries and Reading Promotion. By Peter Gyr Concrete Reading Promotion It’s that easy: you learn to read by reading.

School Libraries and Reading Promotion

And if you read because you want to, you read well. And this is where the problems start. All of you are teachers or teachers in training or school directors, and you do not have, at least we suppose so, problems with reading because you read because you want to and you read well. The text book may also act as the symbol of failure at school. What does the Word Read, gusoma, Mean? Reading and Literacy Final Project - Brandie Williams' Portfolio. Reading and Literacy Final Project - Brandie Williams' Portfolio. Are You Ready To RaVE? Reading 2.0? Sometimes readers’ advisory doesn’t come easy.

Reading 2.0?

Sometimes we need some quick help recommending titles. A number of my students, most notably my Book Club kids, belong to book networking sites like GoodReads, LibraryThing, and Shelfari. But not everyone really wants to join and build a reading network based on tagging and rating and reviewing. I’ve been gathering and pointing to some speedier book recommendation tools that don’t require a membership commitment beyond a basic registration, a variety of sites that lead readers to quick book hook-ups based on recent reads, favorite authors, genres and other traits. BookSeer presents readers with a simple form asking what you just finished reading. Scholastic’s Teacher Book Wizard is designed to help teachers create and customize book lists.

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A tenth way to use technology to promote reading. Doug Johnson just posted today Top 10 ways to use technology to promote reading.

A tenth way to use technology to promote reading

Reading 2.0? Reading 2.0 - Session Resources. Top 10 ways to use technology to promote reading. I only steal from the best.

Top 10 ways to use technology to promote reading

So here we go. Johnson's Top Ten... Author and fan websites. Young readers like know more “about the author” and the Internet is rich with resources produced both by the authors themselves, their publishers, and their fans. Want to know what’s next in a favorite series? Here's the thing. Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. Workshop during ALMA Award week 2011.

Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award

Photo: Stefan Tell He was perhaps 13, face shadowed under his hoodie. ‘Got any spare change?’ He asked. It was some time past ten pm in St Vincent’s emergency waiting room, where my husband was struggling to breathe with a bone caught in his throat. I gave him a little. It didn’t. Two social workers arrived. He said, ‘Please, don’t send me out there. Assignment. ASSIGNMENT 02 Fiction Bibliography / Reading Promotion THE PURPOSE of this assignment is for you to (1) read and annotate approximately 15 fiction books and (2) select/create 1 activity to promote reading for pleasure in grades 3, 4, or 5.


The reading promotion portion of this assignment is a clustered component of Key Assessment 6 Children's Literature that is used to demonstrate that our program and our McDaniel SLM candidates meet the rigorous ALA/AASL Standards for Initial Preparation for School Librarians. Every five years, scoring data is reported and analyzed during the ALA/AASL Accreditation process. McDaniel College uses four levels of scoring: Exemplary, Proficient, Developing, and Unsatisfactory. Resources Remember to review the extensive bibliography in the Read Me First (RMF) section. Youth Services Librarianship - Reading Promotion. With the emphasis on test-taking and the competition with multimedia, today’s youth are reading less.

“Many elementary school reading programs require children to do a certain amount of reading every night. These programs disappear in middle school. As the curriculum becomes more demanding and students’ extra-curricular activities increase, students may no longer read for pleasure. By eighth grade there is a 50 percent drop in reading for pleasure. If a student has not found his favorite genre, chances are he will no longer read for pleasure” (Gander 20). “Readicide” – “the systematic killing of the love of reading, often exacerbated by the inane, mind-numbing practice found in schools” (Gallagher 2). 2.2 Reading promotion - The Enchanted Librarian. 2.2 Reading promotion - The Enchanted Librarian. Youth Services Librarianship - Reading Promotion. Assignment. Youth Services Librarianship - Reading Promotion. 2.2 Reading Promotion - School Library Portfolio. Deeper Reading. Work Samples - Jessica McAdams.

K shelf marker lesson. K fic nonfic lesson. The Hunger Games. How Literacy Programs and School Libraries Fare Under the New Federal Bill. ETS Literacy: Literacy Types. Based on numerous research studies, ETS has developed principled frameworks that emphasize literacy as a set of practical tools to facilitate work on the job, at home, and around the community and that use real-world literacy tasks.

The frameworks provide for the measurement of literacy along these proficiency scales, or types of literacy. Prose Prose literacy measures how well you understand and use information found in newspapers, magazines, novels, brochures, manuals or flyers. Most adults use prose literacy to answer questions, to learn how to do something or for entertainment. Evolving Forms of Literacy. By Paul Barnwell In some ways, I’m old school. I love to read books and write Op-Ed pieces, short essays, and I’ve recently attempted to write a short story.

But I also spend a couple of hours of the day reading blogs, seeking out information on the Internet, working on my website, visiting Facebook and or watching a video or two online. What Do We Know about Multiple Literacies? [ Back to main "What We Know" page ] [ Back to Squire Office Home Page ] What current research tells us about teaching, learning and multiple literacies: 1) Supported engagement with multiple literacies increases student success and motivation. Hinchman, K. A., & Sheridan-Thomas, H. Information Literacy : Teaching for Learning : SLMPE Rubric : School Library Services : EdTech. Students practice critical thinking, know when information is needed, locate, evaluate, and use information effectively, and ask questions about its validity Information Literacy constitutes the abilities to recognize when information is needed and to locate, evaluate, effectively use, and communicate information in its various formats.

[SUNY Council of Library Directors, Information Literacy Initiative Committee, Final Report, September 30, 1997] To be information literate, a person must be able to recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information. Producing such a citizenry will require that schools and colleges appreciate and integrate the concept of information literacy into their learning programs and that they play a leadership role in equipping individuals and institutions to take advantage of the opportunities inherent within the information society.

Abilock, Debbie. . Library Media Services. Do You Know the Facts About Literacy?: What is Literacy? Reflections about the Meaning of Literacy. Definitions of Literacy. Definitions of LiteracyAccording to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary online (, literacy is "the quality or state of being literate. "Literate, according to this same source, derives from Middle English and Latin terms meaning "marked with letters" and "letters, literature. " Two definitions are provided: Judy MacLean Library Preschool Storytimes. 27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does.

What does TODAY's teacher librarian do? by Katherine Terry on Prezi. Why Do We Need Teacher Librarians? Library Media Center - Role of Teacher-Librarians. TLs support literacy - Teachers Connecting with Teacher Librarians. School Libraries - Curriculum Resources. Guidelines for Library-Based Literacy Programs. The Varied, Important Roles of School Libraries (with image) · DocPainter.

Guidelines for Library-Based Literacy Programs. School Libraries - Curriculum Resources. Teach reading strategies with Popplet - Erintegration. Ls5443samplewiki - deconstruction_graphic_organizer. A.3.2 - Lesson Plan DeconstructionCopy and paste this graphic organizer onto your wiki page. Using different colors, each member of the partnership must respond to each bullet.

A graphic organizer differs from a worksheet in several important ways. A graphic organizer should be constructed as a tool for learning. This graphic organizer follows the lesson plan template on page 15 in CS4TRC or on page 17 in CRCSSSL. School Librarian's Role in Reading Toolkit. Story Stretching: Using Enrichment Activities to Extend the Joy of Reading. Librarians Getting Ready to Read with the Rhythm. Programming Librarian. Position Statement on the Role of the School Librarian in Reading Development. Programming Librarian. Embarrashed.wikispaces. Ls5443 / Module_3_2. Ls3013 [licensed for non-commercial use only] / CS4TRC. Lis773 / FrontPage. CSpaedy LIBRARY%20SCIENCE. IRLS 521: Literacy Life. Building Literacy and Inspiring Civic Engagement with Digital Poetry. Teaching for Literacy Engagement. IRLS 521: Literacy Life. Helpful Websites - Teacher Resources - MKA Digital Library at The Montclair Kimberley Academy.

READING RESEARCH Ross Todd. Antioch University Seattle School Library Certification Program - Collaborative Strategies for Teaching Reading Comprehension. Censorship in the Digital Age. Censorship in the Digital Age. Kindergarten Enrichment Unit by Laura Koenig on Prezi. Reading Enrichment Unit - Documents. Ls5633 - Home. Ls5633 [licensed for non-commercial use only] / R.4.1_Lesson_Planning_101.ppt. Educational/Literacy Impact. My book on George Washington was banned. Here's my side of the story. 404 Day: A Day of Action Against Censorship in Libraries.

Plans and Pricing. Participate learning. Untitled. Prompts That Get Students to Analyze, Reflect, Relate, and Question. Readings Report Example #2. Event Registration. Using Technology to Engage the Reluctant Reader. Digital Curation & Sweet Scoopage. Another library blog. Creative Libraries Utah. Using Tumblr for Readers' Advisory.

Love at the End of the World. Readers' Advisory for Teens. Reader's Advisory for a New Age: Social Media and Tech Tools. Readers' advisory tips & tricks. Readers’ Advisory: How Do You Measure Up? Selecting Quality Research Sources in the Classroom. BCPS eBooks.