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The Book Chook

The Book Chook

sonya terborg – innovation. inspiration. education. 1000s FREE Primary Teaching Resources & Printables - EYFS, KS1 and KS2 - SparkleBox ISLN - Singapore Barbara Braxton Ask any teacher librarian what their core business is and somewhere in a relatively short list will be a phrase relating to enabling and supporting students to be effective, efficient, independent readers. Whether that be preschool, primary, secondary or tertiary and referring to reading for pleasure or reading for research, the development of reading is at the heart of what we believe and at the heart of what is expected by our communities. If there were a magic bullet to enable everyone to achieve the goal, then it would have been discovered by now and the continual arguments about phonics versus whole language would be silent; politicians would be basking in the glory of having a 100% literate community and publishers would be providing resources that meet the criteria. The teacher librarian’s role would be easy – just provide the resources to meet the students’ interests. But the simple truth is that, like everything, there is no one way.

Sample Collection Policy | 500 Hats collection development rationale A library’s Collection Development Policy describes and details how the resource collection will be developed to meet the needs of its users, both staff and students. It should be closely aligned to the library’s Mission Statement and include information about mission statement Include this because it is the platform for all decisions and actions. The staff of the Catherine Palmer Resource Centre understand and undertake the responsibilities identified in the International Federation of Library Associations/UNESCO School Library Manifesto and the Australian School Library Association’s Bill of Rights so that our staff can deliver all that is required to enable our students to become confident and competent readers and independent, efficient and effective users of information. the nature of the users Identifying the users of the collection ensure their needs are explicitly identified and acknowledged and ensures the policy relates to these. priorities and goals

The Value of Book Week After an action-packed, at least from my perspective, Book Week I began to wonder what is the value added? My Book Week included daily mother tongue read alouds by parents in two different locations in the school, 5 local author visits so that every grade level saw someone, mystery readers hosted by the facility and the traditional Character Day. Inside the library, there was a 'Genre Graph' to track students from K-12 favourite fiction genre and a 1 question survey to ask about genrifying them. A Book Week is all about value. What is the value added of Character Day? What is the value added of having local authors visit? What is the value added of activities in the library? What is the value of hosting mother tongue read alouds? Book Week is such a valuable tool and good way to support young readers in feeling that their pleasure reading choices are valued. Work Cited GULDAGER, NICOLE N. Yazıcı, Zeliha, et al.