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Archives for January, 2012

Read This! A Creative Reading Competition

Karen Bonano, the Executive Officer of the Australian Schools Library Association recently sent out an email promoting Read This! which is a creative writing competition.  This may be something that could be incorporated into English lessons or even Computer Graphics classes.  Below is a copy of her email: The National Year of Reading (NYR) is […]

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Take a Virtual Tour of an Art Gallery Using Art Project

Art Project is a fantastic tool that enables the viewer to take a virtual tour of prominent art galleries around the world and view the artworks in detail.   Each piece of art is accompanied by notes.  It’s also possible to just view the artworks without having to virtually walk through the gallery.  The following clip provides […]

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Google Lit Trips: A great way to explore a book

A Google Lit Trip is an engaging way of enabling students experience the same journey as characters in a book and would make a great tool to promote literature during the National Year of Reading.   An excerpt from the website provides the following explanation of what a Google Lit Trip is: The short version is simple. Google […]

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Fundraising During the National Year of Reading

If you are considering doing some fundraising with your students during the year, you may wish to consider supporting a charity that aims to improve literacy standards.  The National Year of Reading supports the Aboriginal Literacy Foundation which works to improve the literacy levels of  indigenous children living in remote communities.    Alternatively, you may choose to […]

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Literature Resources Add to the Stephens Library Webpage

The Stephens Library intranet page has been updated with resources to support the National Year of Reading.  Updates include the following: Book Reviews and Author Websites  was developed to  provide links to the web pages of some prominent authors and book reviewing sites.  Hopefully, students will use this page for selecting a book to read or to […]

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