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Melbourne Grammar School: Year 9 Wide Reading Program. As Director of Library Services at Melbourne Grammar School (MGS) commencing in 2009, I was aware that the excellent Years seven to eight Wadhurst wide reading program, based on the Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge (VPRC), was not continued at Year nine level.

Melbourne Grammar School: Year 9 Wide Reading Program

I soon met with both the Head of English and Year Nine English Coordinator, to express the need to implement a wide reading program at Year nine level and its possible topics and format. This was followed by a one to two page report outlining the purpose, structure, visiting authors and curriculum integration. The program began the next semester with six Year nine English classes booking into the outstanding MGS Nigel Peck Centre for Learning and Leadership, a joint library and ICT centre, officially opened in April 2008. Classes have one wide reading class per seven day timetable cycle and the focus is on two genres explored per term or four genres each semester. Themes or genres An introductory lesson. Reading for pleasure — a door to success. Research points to certain factors that increase the likelihood of creating engaged readers. Choice relates to motivation Choice, interest and motivation are highly related.

Surveys internationally suggest most children are more likely to read for pleasure if they can choose their own books (Gambrell, 1996, as cited in Clark & Rumbold, 2006 ). But, as Clark & Rumbold, 2006, state 'To affect reading behaviour they must subsequently choose to read that book over any other available activity'. Access to books is essential Lack of availability of high-interest reading material is cited by students as one of the reasons they don’t read for enjoyment. English Curriculum I Wide-Reading Library Lists I Melbourne High School. 50 motivating quotes about books and reading. If you buy an item via this post, we may get a small affiliate fee.

50 motivating quotes about books and reading

Details. The quotes about books you’ll see below are not the most famous ones. All of them, however, are highly motivating to rediscover the pleasure of reading. You may ask, what book quotes have to do with the ebook site. Ebook sites are still mostly focused on the issues related to technology rather than pleasures of reading. We believe that a reader has to learn only as much technology as it’s needed to fully enjoy the magic of reading.

There is absolutely no difference between a hardcover book or an audiobook or a multimedia book application. The biggest pleasure comes from what we read, not from on what we read. 22 Great Short Quotes About Reading And The Reading Life. If you’re here, I’m guessing you’re fond of books, the reading life, and especially reading quotes.

22 Great Short Quotes About Reading And The Reading Life

Maybe you’re a teacher who wants to cover your walls with short quotes about the importance of reading. The 100 Best Quotes About Reading. You know our goal at Bookroo is to help you spend less time searching so you can spend more time actually reading! That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the 100 best quotes about reading. Read on to see the many insightful, witty, and motivating things that have been said about reading by authors, poets, scientists, artists, visionaries and even comedians. Let us know in the comments below which is your favorite, and what quotes you would add to the list! “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. “In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.” – Mortimer J.

“I intend to put up with nothing that I can put down.” – Edgar Allan Poe“Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.” – Henry Ward Beecher“I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. Neil Gaiman Quotes. Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming. It’s important for people to tell you what side they are on and why, and whether they might be biased.

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

A declaration of members’ interests, of a sort. So, I am going to be talking to you about reading. I’m going to tell you that libraries are important. Reading Agency - Home. 5 Book Apps And Reading Trackers For Book Lovers. Phonics Programs in Australia. Access to Books in the Home and Adolescent Engagement in Recreational Book Reading: Considerations for secondary school educators - Merga - 2015 - English in Education. Why connecting and talking about books on social media is so cool.

Books are great.

Why connecting and talking about books on social media is so cool

And that’s just a given. It seems really weird saying what’s always seemed so obvious to me. But that’s besides the point. Joining the Guardian children’s and teen books site is surely a pinnacle in my tale (my autobiography would be called “Confessions of a Bookaholic’, for reference), and as part of what you do for the site, you gain so much experience and you find yourself throw into a level where so many new things happen, and I’m writing today to talk about just one of these.

Those of you who happened to notice or those of you who stalk me in the site or even in real life will know that my review of Phoenix by SF Said went up recently, and it was released and announced to the world via the medium of Twitter and it was sent out like this: GdnChildrensBooks (@GdnChildrensBks)Phoenix by SF Said - review 'thank you SF for writing this' @whatSFSaid @thurrockjoshuaNovember 19, 2014 Yes, you did read that. And then this happened in turn: How do I know? What Makes a Book Worth Reading? - Books Make a Difference. What makes a book good?

What Makes a Book Worth Reading? - Books Make a Difference

Can a book be considered good if it is a great story with average writing? How about a well-written book with a less-than-compelling storyline? Do awards matter? What is the criteria you use to gauge whether a book is worth the read? 62 connections final version. A Guide to Using Graphic Novels With Children and Teens. Graphic Novels Before and After Reading Teaching Activity Bundle. Graphix Teachers guide. Why technologists are limiting their families' screen time.

"You have got half an hour spare, and you can do something that might be quite productive or engrossing, or you can look at the phone.

Why technologists are limiting their families' screen time

I often see people choose the latter. " Related Article She's determined to prevent this behaviour at home. Teens 'not damaged by screen time', study finds. Image copyright Getty Images There is little evidence of a link between the amount of time teenagers spend on devices and their general wellbeing, a study has suggested.

Teens 'not damaged by screen time', study finds

It counters claims that teenagers' mental and physical health could be damaged by excessive screen time. Even just before bedtime, being online, gaming or watching TV is not damaging to young people's mental health, study authors said. They questioned the methodology of previous studies. "While psychological science can be a powerful tool for understanding the link between screen use and adolescent wellbeing, it still routinely fails to supply stakeholders and the public with high-quality, transparent and objective investigations into growing concerns about digital technologies," said Professor Andrew Przybylski, Director of Research at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) and co-author of the study. This data was not collected by the authors but culled from previous studies, dated between 2011 and 2016.

'Major distraction': school dumps iPads, returns to paper textbooks. Screens, Teens, and Psychological Well-Being: Evidence From Three Time-Use-Diary Studies - Amy Orben, Andrew K. Przybylski, 2019. As digital screens become an increasingly integral part of daily life for many, concerns about their use have become common (see Bell, Bishop, & Przybylski, 2015, for a review).

Screens, Teens, and Psychological Well-Being: Evidence From Three Time-Use-Diary Studies - Amy Orben, Andrew K. Przybylski, 2019

Scientists, practitioners, and policymakers are now looking for evidence that could inform possible large-scale interventions designed to curb the suspected negative effects of excessive adolescent digital engagement (UK Commons Select Committee, 2017). Yet there is still little consensus as to whether and, if so, how digital-screen engagement affects psychological well-being; results of studies have been mixed and inconclusive, and associations—when found—are often small (Etchells, Gage, Rutherford, & Munafò, 2016; Orben & Przybylski, 2019; Parkes, Sweeting, Wight, & Henderson, 2013; Przybylski & Weinstein, 2017; Smith, Ferguson, & Beaver, 2018).

Specifically, time-use diaries allow us to examine how digital-technology use before bedtime affects both sleep quality and duration. The Present Research Method Results. Teaching Graphic Novels. Readers can’t seem to get enough graphic novels, and luckily, the number of superb graphic novels appears to be multiplying exponentially every year.

This is good news for teachers, since there are about a hundred reasons to use graphic novels in the classroom; one big reason being that graphic novels are frequently highly relatable, which increases student learning comprehension and engagement. The relatability of many the most successful graphic novels can be at least partially attributed to two aspects: a processed, personalized perspective and individualized artistry tailored to the content. The Power of Words in Graphic Novels. “By words the mind is winged” – Aristophanes “A very great part of the mischiefs that vex this world arises from words” – Edmund Burke We use words all the time, often overlooking their their power, their immediate and long term affects, and their significance.

The Power of Words in Graphic Novels

Ironically, while we don't always think of graphic novels as a resource for words and language, or a means of relaying the power of words, they actually are. I can't begin to tell you how many second language learners or how many weak language learners have turned to graphic novels as a means of learning and grasping the nuances of language. And in hindsight (at least mine) it makes a lot of sense. How to Make Time to Read: 7 Strategies. Don't Let Them Intimidate You: A Beginner's Guide to Comic Books. A Reader's Guide to Fiction and Nonfiction Book Genres. Genres are ways of categorizing books to make them more easily found by readers.

Categorizing book genres is a necessity with any large collection. Whether it be at a library or bookstore, readers need to know where to find a book, and also find similar types of books they might enjoy. But categorizing books also comes with its headaches. Can audiobooks be the great equalizer for students with learning differences? ReadPlus. ReadPlus. Reading Australia. Reading Time. 25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy And Independent Reading. 25 Ways Schools Can Promote Literacy Independent Reading contributed by Kimberly Tyson, Ph.D.

In the age of the Common Core and its emphasis upon having students take on more challenging text, independent reading and student choice can easily take a back seat to the demands of increased rigor. Get off your phone! Deakin researcher studies teen reading habits. Reading fiction 'boosts pupils’ learning by 10 months' Reading on-screen vs reading in print: What's the difference for learning? October 10th, 2019By Lisa Allcott How well do your students learn when they read online? What are the outcomes of on-screen reading compared with reading in print? Current research suggests that reading online results in lower understanding and less critical reflection. A Society of Readers Formatted 3. Why is reading good for me? - BBC Teach.