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Archives for April, 2013

Report into Boys’ Reading and Consequences for the Classroom

A recent UK  Commission into Boys’ Reading concluded that boys are under achieving in reading; a problem that is of international concern. The report identified three reasons for this including: the home environment where girls are more likely to be given books, taken to the library and where the mother is the most significant reading role model the […]

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New Multicultural Resources in the ELC Library

To assist you in developing an international focus within your curriculum area, the library has recently purchased some books with a multicultural perspective.  These will be on display in the ELC library soon. The Other Bears by Michael Thompson Tolerance  Mang the Wild Orangutan by Joan van Lo Orangatangs   Fang Fang’s Chinese New Year by Sally […]

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Research Indicates eBooks Improve Reading

Last year, the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities and Softlink Australia released a report titled eBooks for Leisure and Learning outlining a trial examining the effect of using eBooks for structured learning and also recreational reading on students’ reading ability and interest in reading.  The report concluded that the time students spent reading increased when […]

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Goodreads – encouraging reading and reviewing

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