Promotion of a Reading Culture in Schools
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Reading promotion activities
Building a school reading culture: Teacher librarians’ perceptions of enabling and constraining factors - Margaret Kristin Merga, Shannon Mason, 2019
An excellent article by Margaret Merga and Shannon Mason on factors that impact the building of a school reading culture. The article discusses the influence school leaders and teachers have on the development and maintenance of a school reading culture.
School libraries, teacher-librarians and their contribution to student literacy development
Interesting research conducted on the impact of teacher-librarians on literacy development in Gold Coast schools in 2013. A key finding at schools with a qualified teacher-librarian was: - 50% had NAPLAN scores higher than the NAPLAN national mean scores for reading and writing for corresponding year group At schools without a qualified teacher-librarian: - School NAPLAN scores were consistently below national mean score for NAPLAN reading & writing
Build a Reading Culture
A fantastic resource created by children's author Peter Carnavas. This blogpost includes a series of beautifully illustrated infographics on the various aspects of creating a reading culture -Reading, Events, Programs, Relationships, Students and Environment. A great resource to share with staff in your school.
How to Help Students Develop a Love of Reading | KQED
In a culture of standardised testing, children can begin to see reading as a chore or hard work. This article reinforces the importance of developing the love of reading and giving students choice in their reading material. Some great ideas for teenagers.