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#OwnVoices kids & YA books about disability. How Labeling Books as “Diverse” Reinforces White Supremacy. In this guest post, librarian Alexandria Brown discusses the issues with labeling books as “diverse” and other ways we can build and promote a more equitable library collection.

How Labeling Books as “Diverse” Reinforces White Supremacy

Every so often, the question of whether or not to add a spine label designating “diverse” books makes the rounds. Many condemn the practice, but lots of library staff persist in labeling. Like most diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues in librarianship, many of my colleagues are still operating within a white (and cisgender and heterosexual) supremacist framework. Perfect Pairings: Books and Billie Eilish Songs - Frolic. Years 7-12 - Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak Library - LibGuides at Loreto Mandeville Hall - Toorak. 5 ways to inspire kids to read for fun - Marianne Stenger - ABC Education - SLAV Book Club July 29th 2020 – Reluctant Readers. 20200603 DebutBooks FirstNationsLearningResource. BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) Voices. LoveOzYA Indigenous Reads Classroom Posters.

Friday essay: why YA gothic fiction is booming - and girl monsters are on the rise. An 18-year-old girl prepares to die to enable the birth of her half-vampire baby.

Friday essay: why YA gothic fiction is booming - and girl monsters are on the rise

Her spine is broken in the process, and the fanged baby begins to gnaw its way through her stomach before the girl’s husband performs a vampiric Cesarean section. This is a crucial moment in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight novel series, published from 2005 to 2008. Young adult fiction's dark themes give the hope to cope. Problem or issue-based young adult novels are not new occurrences.

Young adult fiction's dark themes give the hope to cope

From John Green’s Fault in Our Stars (2012) to Jay Asher’s Thirteen Reasons Why (2007), books aimed at readers as young as 12, and as old at 35, have long been exposing and exploring adult themes, at detriment only to characters on the page. S.E Hinton’s The Outsiders (1967), sometimes considered the first young adult novel, dealt with the darker side of adolescent life showing the violence of America’s gang culture. The kids are alright: young adult post-disaster novels can teach us about trauma and survival. COVID-19 is changing the way we live.

The kids are alright: young adult post-disaster novels can teach us about trauma and survival

Panic buying, goods shortages, lockdown – these are new experiences for most of us. Using Graphic Novels in Education – Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Using Graphic Novels in Education is an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers.

Using Graphic Novels in Education – Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

In this column, we examine graphic novels, including those that have been targeted by censors, and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the use of such books in classrooms. The list below includes all of the titles we’ve covered so far, but we add two to three titles per month throughout the year, so come back to discover more amazing graphic novels to use in your classroom! Some teaching suggestions follow, but the sky’s the limit when it comes to graphic novels! Many of the books listed under one heading below would suit another, so visit your local library or comic book shop to explore these amazing classroom tools! Teen Reading Resources: ALIA Presentation. Young Adult Fiction of Oceania - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Young Adult Fiction. The positive potential of ebooks within school libraries.

Reading resources. Book bento boxes: Creative reading response. References and further reading Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. (2019).

Book bento boxes: Creative reading response

Critical and creative thinking. The Australian curriculumExternal link. Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority. (2019). General capabilitiesExternal link. Bales, J. Burke, A. & Hammett, R. Highfill, L. Kloss, K. Krashen, S.D. (2011). Ljungdahl, L. & March, P. (2014). Miller, D. (2009). Miller, D. & Kelley, S. (2013). Book Creator. Welcome to Lit2Go ETC.

From Twitterbots to VR: 10 of the best examples of digital literature. These days all text is digital.

From Twitterbots to VR: 10 of the best examples of digital literature

From writing an email to publishing a new edition of War and Peace, text nearly always exists on a computer first. Yet there are writers who take full advantage of the computer’s possibilities, utilising new technologies to broach complex subject matter. Electronic or digital literature does not refer to e-books, but to works that depend on electronic “code” to exist. Put simply, you can print an e-book, but you cannot print electronic literature. Within the field there is emphasis on experimentation. Digital Text is Changing How Kids Read—Just Not in the Way That You Think.

Cognitive scientist Daniel T. Willingham said that digital devices aren’t changing the way kids read in terms of actual cognitive processes—putting together letters to make words, and words to make sentences. In fact, Willingham is quick to point out that in terms of “raw words,” kids are reading more now than they were a decade ago (thanks mostly to text messaging). But he does believe, as he writes in his book, The Reading Mind: A Cognitive Approach to Understanding How the Mind Reads, that kids’ reading habits are changing. Checklist: 8 Steps to Creating a Diverse Book Collection. It’s not easy to create an inclusive book collection.

Checklist: 8 Steps to Creating a Diverse Book Collection

Whether you’re a librarian creating a collection for an entire community, a teacher creating a collection for your classroom, or a parent creating a collection for your children, choosing books that reflect the diversity of human experience can be a challenging job. Stop Rushing Kids out of Graphic Novels. The books have been flying off our shelves once again in room 203.

Stop Rushing Kids out of Graphic Novels

Mr Abbey's A-Level English class listed the last book they had read and the Librarian suggested three others they might enjoy.… YA and Middle Grade Reads for Game of Thrones Fans. This week, Game of Thrones fans the world over are wondering what will happen on the show's Sunday finale.

YA and Middle Grade Reads for Game of Thrones Fans

Will Danaerys ultimately assume the Iron Throne? Will Jon Snow's true parentage become public? And whatever happens, will it be any good? Young Adults Don’t Read. Here’s What We Can Do About It.

Book Week Fostering empathy in kids and teens. We need empathy more than ever in our current world, and we think books are one of the best tools for understanding another person’s perspective. We highly recommend you read our original deep dive into children’s books that teach empathy for detailed recommendations based on age groups, but we’ve also taken a fresh look at some recent and favourite books that encourage empathy in babies, kids and teens. Ten Little Fingers & Ten Little Toes by Mem Fox & Helen Oxenbury This modern classic uses sweet rhyming text to introduce babies in contrasting pairs – starting out with just two – which results in the cutest baby gang ever. The babies come from all over the world, born into different circumstances and locations.

Putting an End to Fake Reading. All English teachers want their students to develop a love of reading, but this is anything but a simple endeavor. Although I used to give students time to read once a week in my English classes for several years, I always knew I wasn’t making the impact I was aiming for. After a few years, I was able to get the whole class to be silent during the reading period, but I realized that not all of the students were actually reading—and that my reading program was anything but a success. The YA Shelf – Young adult book reviews, fandom and geekery for teen readers and YA authors. Book Reviews, Sites, Romance, Fantasy, Fiction.

Liz Derouet – Still talking about books. ReadPlus. Reading Culture at School. As you know reading fosters empathy, language skills are developed, improved focus and concentration, mental stimulation, vocabulary expansion, better writing skills among other things. How to Motivate a Middle School Reader. The Book Chook. Children's Books Daily... - Daily reading from the Daley household. AustLit: Discover Australian Stories. 22 Diverse Book Choices for All Grade Levels. Helping students choose books for reading pleasure.

It's only in a library that all children of all backgrounds can freely explore the huge range of books and where they have the freedom to find their own tastes and discover literature at their own pace. — Ursula Dubosarsky, SCIS Connections, May 2014 The school library can do a lot to scaffold students as they look for their just right books. Along with an inclusive, appealing, current and wide ranging collection, you also need: Eight Australian picture books that celebrate family diversity. The official label used by the Australian government to define a traditional family (a two parent family with biological or adopted children only) is “intact”: Not damaged or impaired in any way. YoungerSunChristmas2018 Download ilovepdf compressed.

The ultimate YA summer reading guide - Centre for Youth Literature - ABC Splash - I'm Reading... What's the Difference Between Memoir and Autobiography? Reading for pleasure — a door to success. Research points to certain factors that increase the likelihood of creating engaged readers. 8 Ways to Choose Your Next Book - Children's Library Lady. A home for Australian Book Bloggers.

How to make reading as fun as watching TV - Life Matters - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Books and Articles by Stephen D Krashen. About - Literacy Matters! The Literacy Matters! Portal is for teachers, librarians and researchers to use advocacy and research purposes on the importance of literacy and reading.It has been developed to support the Literacy Matters!

Campaign, devised and launched by the Literacy and Reading Section, the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). The campaign is part of the United Nations 2030 Agenda: Sustainable Development Goals to support the development of literacy for all peoples across all nations.Literacy is a foundational skill required to participate in education and knowledge acquisition and development for the advancement of all peoples. K-2 Vote! Six things you can do to get boys reading more. 20 Indispensable High School Reads. The specter of World War II, with its themes of totalitarianism, social fragmentation, mass surveillance, and the decline of individual freedom, looms over many of the novels.

Dystopian novels form a major category: Orwell’s Animal Farm, William Golding’s allegory The Lord of the Flies, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, Kurt Vonnegut’s absurdist comedy Slaughterhouse-Five, Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and McCarthy’s The Road join Nineteen Eighty-Four here. Thinking back on my days as a high school English teacher, it feels like I missed an opportunity to teach dystopia as a theme. - Book Series in Order. The 11 Best Sites for Finding What Books to Read Next. Sunday Reflections: YA Literature Too Dark! Why Don’t We Ask the Teens? It’s another day ending in the letter Y, which means yet another article is being written by an adult regarding the darkness of YA literature. Years ago, when there was a large number of these articles, I wrote a post here called “Dear Media, Why Don’t You Let Me Help You Write That Article on YA Literature.”

Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound. 18 Iconic Book Covers. When the Book is Better than the Movie (Feat. Lindsay Ellis) Literacy Matters! - Home. For the Love of Reading. #LoveOzYA is for teachers, writers and readers of Australian Young Adult Fiction. 2017 Rainbow Book List « Rainbow Book List. June Is GLBT Book Month. Australian LGBTQ YA. Enjoyment of reading, not mechanics of reading, can improve literacy for boys. How to encourage students to read for pleasure: teachers share their top tips. "I Want a Good Book": Helping Students Choose the Right Book. Libraries supporting readers. Fountas and Pinnell Say Librarians Should Guide Readers by Interest, Not Level. #BookSnaps – How-To-Videos and Examples.

Bookmark Templates - Canva. 07 Teachers as Readers. 10 exciting years of the Kindle (infographic) Bookish Quotes, Cute Designs, Harry Potter, and More! The Importance of Reading Fiction – The Mission. Year 7 Book Posters - What in the world are we reading @orshslibrary? Six Words. Top 101 Books 2017. Alternative Book Reports for the 21st Century – Whooo's Reading Blog. The Adventures of Library Girl.

Speed Dating for Book Lovahs! Don’t say teenagers aren’t ready for dark fiction. With the right teacher, it can change lives. The value of reading can't be calculated by a standardised test - RN. Diversity Recommendations Reading Matters 2017 1. From The Secret Garden to Thirteen Reasons Why, death is getting darker in children's books. 6 Books for Teaching Visual Literacy to Secondary Students - Reading Australia. Five of the Best - The Book Club - ABC TV. Readability books blog. Resources. 10 Innovative Learning Stations That Get Students Reading. How to Help Students Develop a Love of Reading. Books with LGBT characters booklist. Graphic Novels in the Classroom: A Teacher Roundtable. The Bookish Manicurist. What happens when you finish reading a book.