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About - Business and Economics - Macquarie University. The Australian Book Industry: Authors, publishers and readers in a time of change is a three-year research project funded by the Australian Research Council and Macquarie University.

About - Business and Economics - Macquarie University

Professor David Throsby from the Department of Economics at Macquarie University heads the research team, which also includes Dr Jan Zwar, Dr Tom Longden and Mr Paul Crosby. The project started in February 2014 and will be completed in early 2017. The project investigates: Not just scribbles: How tots start learning text is symbolic. Photo by Tatyana Tomsickova Photography via Getty Images WASHINGTON — Celebrate your child’s scribbles.

Not just scribbles: How tots start learning text is symbolic

A novel experiment shows that even before learning their ABCs, youngsters start to recognize that a written word symbolizes language in a way a drawing doesn’t — a developmental step on the path to reading. Researchers used a puppet, line drawings and simple vocabulary to find that children as young as 3 are beginning to grasp that nuanced concept. “Children at this very early age really know a lot more than we had previously thought,” said developmental psychologist Rebecca Treiman of Washington University at St.

Louis, who co-authored the study. Wednesday’s report, being published in the journal Child Development, suggests an additional way to consider reading readiness, beyond the emphasis on phonetics or being able to point out an “A” in the alphabet chart. Danyah Miller's top ten tips for stunning storytelling. 1.

Danyah Miller's top ten tips for stunning storytelling

Story telling is very important for our children today, they need it more than ever. Stories feed our sense of self, wonder, safety, respect. As children listen to stories it helps to develop their imaginations, their self esteem, and sense of team spirit. Relative Booklessness and the Library of the Future. Americans love libraries.

Relative Booklessness and the Library of the Future

No, wait, scratch that. Millennials Are Out-Reading Older Generations. A 17-Year-Old Artist Created This Incredible Map Of Literature. Great Kid Books: Making Time for Rhyme. I wrote to author Susan B.

Great Kid Books: Making Time for Rhyme

Katz, author of ABC School's For Me and several other books, asking her to talk with parents about the power of rhyming stories. I notice that so many parents love reading these aloud to their kids.

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Reading skills. Children's Services policies. YALSA’s Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth: Young Adults Deserve the Best. A taskforce is currently working on updating the Competencies.

YALSA’s Competencies for Librarians Serving Youth: Young Adults Deserve the Best

The goal is to have an updated version available in the summer of 2016. Using the Competencies The Competencies Updated January 2010 The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) that supports library services to teens, developed these competencies for librarians who serve young adults.

Why read to your child. YALSA National Research Agenda. Download the print version of YALSA's National Research Agenda (PDF).

YALSA National Research Agenda

Priority Area 1: Impact of Libraries on Young Adults Priority Area 2: Young Adult Reading and Resources Priority Area 3: Information Seeking Behaviors and Needs of Young Adults Priority Area 4: Informal and Formal Learning Environments and Young Adults. Popular Topics - Articles & Videos - Choice Literacy. Top Tips For Reading To Children - Author Neil Griffiths - ELC. Encouraging boys. Literacy in a digital world.

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Why are so many adults reading YA and teen fiction? It’s not a secret that books written for children, teens and young adults (YAs) often sell far more copies than even the most popular adult reads.

Why are so many adults reading YA and teen fiction?

Although a relatively new market, having only really fully developed over the past 50 years, the children’s book industry has grown astronomically to become worth millions of pounds worldwide, with authors such as JK Rowling, Suzanne Collins, Michael Morpurgo, John Green, and Jacqueline Wilson quickly becoming household favourites. Perhaps one of the most important things to note about the teen and YA market in particular, though, is that the majority of its readers (55%, according to a 2012 study) are actually adults.

Cool Little Free Libraries Around The World. The Great 2014 Reading Habits Survey: The Results. 10 Reasons Why Kids Need to Read Non-Disney Fairy Tales. Say “fairy tales” and your mind likely flashes to Disney and its animated versions of children’s classics.

10 Reasons Why Kids Need to Read Non-Disney Fairy Tales

But old-school fairy tales — stories by authors such as Hans Christian Andersen, Oscar Wilde, Sophie, Comtesse de Ségur, or Andrew Lang — are filled with a richness and complexity that is often missing from their big-screen renderings. Here are ten reasons it’s worth reading the original stories with your young reader. Getting Them While They’re Young: A Book Group for Tweens : The Booklist Reader. Book clubs are a familiar sight for adults.

Getting Them While They’re Young: A Book Group for Tweens : The Booklist Reader

They are gatherings, maybe of friends or colleagues, with frank discussions about a book and its meaning. But we shouldn’t limit that wonderful sense of belonging to just adults. Lovereading UK - Reviews and Recommendations. Buy Books and eBooks, Read free Opening Extracts. Let Lovereading help you find your next book You have just finished a great book - but the author hasn't written the next one yet.

Or you love a style of a particular author but want to find more authors in the same genre but aren't sure where to start. Generate Short Story Ideas with this Powerful Creative Writing Exercise. The Broken Piece of Linoleum Tile: As I drew the tile’s abstract shapes that were defined by a faux marble design in dull brown and dirty white, two dolphins began to emerge, one large and one small. I wrote the words “mother” and “child” next to my drawing.

The Bird Feather: The moth-eaten appearance of this feather gave it a hard, skeletal aspect. As I looked closely and began to draw, I could see that most of the vanes had lost so many barbs that the feather appeared prickly. I had the feeling that if I touched it carelessly, it would hurt. The word “fractious” immediately came to mind. 8 Ways to Get Middle Grades Students Excited About Reading - Teachers Pay Teachers. 5 Reasons You Don't Need to Worry About Kids and Social Media. Challenge Your Shelf: Young Adult Reading Challenge. Broadcast Hysteria: Orson Welles's War of the Worlds and the Art of Fake News.