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Explore this online community - the initial posts take you on a “virtual tour” of a school, looking for evidence of a reading culture, school-wide reading practices - from the foyer, through offices, corridors, classrooms etc, and then there are various other posts with links for inspiration and ideas.
This community could become a really rich resource if everyone shares something here or there about what they are doing - you know how teachers and librarians love a good idea to take back to their own situation. The National Library advisers involved with this community are VERY KEEN to read your contributions!
New to this group?
How about starting with a Create Group Post (link on right) called ‘About Me’ and tell us your name and about yourself and your school library, or share something that you have done since the course back at your school to foster the reading culture…
Looking forward to your participation in this community…
Posted by: Jan Watts NLNZ 25 Mar 13
Kia ora people
You will have heard us speaking about Dr Steven Layne and his book 'Igniting a passion for reading' at our Inspiring Readers! courses.
I was delighted to pick up my copy of the Literacy Forum last night to see that he is one of the keynote speakers for this year's Reading Association conference in Auckland.
The conference is called 'Sailing from Reading to Literacies' and is being held from the 14-17 July. What a great chance to hear this man speak! And he is just one of a great line up of speakers and workshop leaders….
Posted by: Jeannie 05 Aug 12
Oh, oh, oh, you’ve got to see this wonderful post, Picturing books by Irene Gallo which I heard about in a tweet from Joyce Valenza.
Irene is the Art Director of Tor Books and when sent an email with a wonderful painting of a reader, it got her thinking, what other paintings feature books…
Posted by: Sue Esterman 15 Nov 12
At Scots we are running a reading challenge over the summer - so we hope that will mean a gazillion books go out of the library ………………
We also have a morning tea for staff in the library at the end of the year, and threaten them with awful futures if they don't take out at least 5 books each. Some are remarkably hard to train :) but we persist………
Posted by: Jeannie 17 Sep 12
Have a look at this free downloadable pdf Teachers as Readers from the Scottish Book Trust based on a course in the USA with a group of teachers reflecting on their own reading practice and how they might share that with students to engage them with reading.
Posted by: LindaMcNZ 16 Oct 12
For those of you who love adding poetry to the mix in your classrooms and libraries, have a look at Michael Rosen’s latest blogpost about poetry ‘as doing and playing’. He’s inspirational, that man! 20 (plus!) suggestions for making poetry part of your everyday experience…