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Before downloading any reports, please ensure you have read our terms and conditions regarding their use. We are dependent on donations, alongside support from businesses and charitable trusts, to maintain free access to our research reports. If you have found our research useful, please consider making a donation to support our work. Our research aims to improve literacy attitudes, habits and skills by informing policy and practice. We use a variety of approaches. Source Description Date Christina Clark Young People's Literacy in Middlesbrough in 2013: One year on This report presents second year information on how young people in Middlesbrough view reading, writing and communication skills.

The_Importance_of_School_Libraries. School_library_impact.jpg 2,508×4,029 pixels. Wellington Conference. An Experimental Classification Service. Enter an ISBN, OCLC#, UPC, or ISSN Standard Number: An ISBN is a unique number assigned to an item by its publisher.

an Experimental Classification Service

Each ISBN is a 10 or 13 digit number. Thirteen-digit ISBNs must begin with either 978 or 979. Catching Up With The Kids: Moving School Libraries Into The New Media Era - Catching Up With The Kids: Moving School Libraries Into The New Media Era Libraries have done a world of good for schools.

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Reading promotion. School library websites. Online book publishing. School Author Visits. Mark Robson is a former RAF pilot, recently turned full time writer of fantasy fiction.

School Author Visits

Mark started writing from a throwaway line whilst on detachment in the Falkland Islands back in the late 1990's. Since then he has written 12 action fantasy and science fiction novels. Some schools have mistakenly considered Mark Robson solely as a "boys' author". All of his books have strong male and female characters, with Imperial Spy being one of the very few stories around featuring a girl spy as the lead character.

Poetry comp from Picador. Writing Competitions. NUHA Blogging Prize.

Writing Competitions

Back for the sixth year running is this international blogging competition from the NUHA foundation, a registered charity based in England. The contest was established ‘as a platform to debate issues of education and development, and to provide an opportunity for authors to be published and to develop their self-confidence’. It doesn’t matter if English is your first, second or third language ... you will be judged on the quality of your argument and the originality of your ideas. There are three age categories: Adult, Youth and Young Writer. Each category has a different writing task. The Six-Word Story Prize: winner and finalists.

Twitter fiction: 21 authors try their hand at 140-character novels. Geoff Dyer I know I said that if I lived to 100 I'd not regret what happened last night.

Twitter fiction: 21 authors try their hand at 140-character novels

But I woke up this morning and a century had passed. Sorry. James Meek. Action Research: A Practical Guide for Transforming Your School Library: Amazon.co.uk: Judith A. Sykes. This manual demonstrates how to perform qualitative research and use the results effectively to promote the school library.

Action Research: A Practical Guide for Transforming Your School Library: Amazon.co.uk: Judith A. Sykes

It offers hands-on guidance for performing action research, including how to establish the context, emphasize the main issue, set goals, anticipate research outcomes, create a plan, use tools and techniques for gathering data, involve others, perform an analysis that will lead to a pattern or theme, and develop conclusions based on the data. Part 1 outlines the key elements of the action research process. Library research quiz / treasure hunts. What’s the Future of Reference?: Experts discuss trends in pricing, the rise of integrated  media, and how to hook kids on good research.

Information Literacy

12 Alternatives To The Traditional Book Report. Book report project assignment: read a book, summarize the book’s plot and major themes, write a paper, and present it to your classmates.

12 Alternatives To The Traditional Book Report

Rinse and repeat. Traditional book reports have been a staple of English classrooms for years. They can be valuable ways of assessing student skills like summarizing and synthesis. In fact, a book report was my first homework assignment in America when I moved here in the third grade. Ten Reasons Why ‘Professional Librarian’ is an Oxymoron. Before you comment, yes, this is an unbalanced look at professionalism.

Ten Reasons Why ‘Professional Librarian’ is an Oxymoron

Yes, I am trolling a little bit – but with a heart that wants to lead discussion on the topic of library professionalism. Please do write a post about why these ten reason are bullocks. What is the role of the librarian. I have been wondering about what the role of the librarian is?

What is the role of the librarian

This is actually a hard question, some people might answer that they don’t think its changed, the role remains the same. I would argue that those people have libraries that have not adapted and changed with the world we live in. Some might argue that their is no longer a role for the librarian. I would again disagree, I believe the role is so much more now. Web 3.0: We have so much stuff! School libraries: using data to boost student literacy. Adam Lancaster has been able to demonstrate the impact of improving reluctant reading using his data tracking project. Photograph: Graham Turner for the Guardian In schools, impact, along with Ofsted, is probably one of the most commonly used words.

But impact has always been a difficult word when you're trying to show the benefit of reading. School Library Annual Reports: Connecting the Dots Between Your Library And Student Learning. 20 Essential Twitter Chats for the Library Crowd.

Mass Lobby for School Libraries

Library promotion. Library Notebook Books at the Store. Genre posters. This series of eye-catching posters has been designed to help raise awareness of the main features of different genres. Something to Shout About: New research shows that more librarians means higher reading scores. Librarian Marie Slim knew the cuts were coming. She just didn’t know they’d be this bad. For nearly 10 years, there had been a certified media specialist—and a full-time paraprofessional—at each of the six high schools in her California school district. Then things slowly began to change. SHOUT ABOUT School Libraries. 10 Tips on How to Write Less Badly - Do Your Job Better.

By Michael C. Munger Most academics, including administrators, spend much of our time writing. Library Day in the Life Project / FrontPage. Bev Humphrey - Home. Tom Roper's Weblog. The Researching Librarian: Home. Heart of the School - Supporting learning and teaching for everyone.