Resources for literature

This section presents ideas, strategies and resources to support teacher-librarians, teachers and parents in contributing to the development of literacy skills and a lifelong love of literature.

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The Book Chook
The Book Chook blog shares snippets I discover from the wonderful world and words of kids’ literacy, learning and literature. I'm passionate about helping kids read, write and create, and love to create, find and share useful educational resources with parents, teachers and librarians.

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Children’s Books Daily: creating lifelong readers
This a place where those who treasure children’s books and reading with children, can be a part of a community. This space includes reviews, choosing quality children's books, reading activities, themed collections to name and much more.

How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read!
The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is proud to offer Raising a Reader! How Comics & Graphic Novels Can Help Your Kids Love To Read!, a resource for parents & educators about the learning benefits of comics.

50 DIY Reading Challenges
Laura Sackton is a lifelong reader, writer, and lover of made up worlds presents 50 challenges which range from the serious to the ridiculous. These ideas are jumping off points. Laura's hope is that you find something here that excites you, and run with it.

Promoting the Premier’s Reading Challenge – adapt ideas for any Premier, any year!
This site presents many different approaches to the Premier's Reading Challenge across a wide range of Saouth Australian schools.

One More Page is a podcast for lovers of kids’ books.
We interview a wide range of people connected with children’s books: authors and illustrators, book bloggers, book sellers and publishing professionals.

Can children benefit from reading during the holidays?
Parents need specific suggestions about how to cultivate a literacy program at home. They also need to be supported in their attempts to do so. This iste provides specific tips for helping children to read outside school hours.

Read aloud with kids of all ages every day.
One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. 

Have fun with BookFace
Bookface involves strategically lining up your face or another body part alongside a book cover that features a matching body part so that there appears a melding of life and art.
Examples: The Librairie Library, Bordeaux | Our Lady of Dolours School, Mitchelton

[Design Technology]

Secondary English: creating book trailers
Exposing students to a range of books and authors and helping them to create their own texts has provided the perfect opportunity for educators at St Aloysius College to teach them about digital copyright and the proper use of online resources. TL Carol Grantham presents creating book trailers and assisting students to be copyright savvy with Creative Commons.

[Digital Technology]

A Literacy-Based Strategy to help teachers integrate science skills.
Researchers at Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach partnered with teachers to design a program they call Novel Engineering, which plays on the literary strengths of elementary school teachers to help them explore hands-on science-oriented activities in their classrooms. Teachers pick a book with tension in it to read, but stop halfway to ask students to generate a list of problems the character is facing. Then students split off into pairs to design, prototype, test and iterate on solutions to their chosen problem.

[Science | Technology | Mathematics]

Try New Things and Make Them Fun
Lesons learned from Book Week by Elaine Fong.


Last updated: 6/28/2018 11:07:06 AM