The Seven E's of Reading for Pleasure

Author: Sue Cowley

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781494482381

Category: Education

Page: 74

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In this short book, Sue Cowley gathers together a huge variety of techniques that will all boost reading for pleasure in your school or setting. She explains a range of approaches that teachers and practitioners can use with their children, to help them become highly motivated readers. Sue examines the best ways to support emerging readers and to build reading expertise. She gives ideas for engaging students with different kinds of texts, and for creating an environment that will inspire a love of reading. Sue also examines ways to harness the power of emotions and experiences to get all of your children reading for pleasure. This mini guide is written in Sue's much-loved honest and straight talking style. No theory, no jargon, just down to earth approaches that really work. Whatever age of children you teach, your students will benefit from the strategies and techniques that she reveals here. Read Sue's concise book now and get all of your students to build a lifelong love of reading.
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Reading for Pleasure

A passport to everywhere

Author: Kenny Pieper

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1781352704

Category: Education

Page: 160

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In Reading for Pleasure, Kenny Pieper has gathered a range of tried-and-tested strategies to get kids reading, and enjoying it. We hear too often that kids don’t read any more: Kenny thinks it should be every teacher’s mission to prove this isn’t true. In a squeezed curriculum it can be tempting to accept pupils’ lack of reading and make excuses that there is not enough time to give to the ‘luxury’ of personal reading. Teachers do this at our peril. Reading is the essential building block of further literacy development as well as a skill, hobby and habit that we can take with us forever. Kenny Pieper takes the act of reading for granted, as many – but sadly not all – adults do. You’re reading this right now. However, this isn’t the case for everyone. Kenny teaches kids whose lives are terrifying obstacle courses of reading-related problems. They know they struggle with reading so they try to avoid reading at all costs. They leave school, not merely unaffected by this strange reading thing, but saddled with a great deal of emotional baggage about being an outsider, even more entrenched in a belief that reading is for others more intelligent than them. Then there are the children who can read perfectly well, but chose not to, unconvinced of the importance of reading in their lives. What difference does it make to them? We have to answer that question in school. We have a duty to put an end to illiteracy and aliteracy. Kids need reading role models and, as a teacher, that role model is you. You may be the only adult who that reluctant reader will ever see reading. Teachers are critical in giving all children the gift of being able to read well and to value reading. Topics covered include: the author’s personal reading journey, how reading enabled him to become the first person in his family to go to university and convinced him that fostering a love of reading is his moral duty as an educator, illiteracy and aliteracy, reluctant readers, book reviews, prioritising personal reading by devoting ten minutes each lesson to it, habitual reading, the reading environment, interest inventories, technology, e-readers, Accelerated Reader programmes, recommended reading, building a class library, bookmarks, book tweets, book speed-dating, libraries, librarians, literacy and class inequality, parental involvement, podcasting, reading records, reading dialogue journals, the rights of the reader, reading aloud, silent reading and literacy and gender, amongst others. The benefits we can all reap when kids become confident readers who read for pleasure are obvious. Discover strategies which will: get kids talking about books, get them thinking about books, get them reading books, encourage independent reading, develop literacy skills and establish a classroom culture where reading is expected and celebrated. Suitable for primary and secondary teachers, leaders and SENCOs, or just anyone with an interest in or responsibility for getting kids to read.
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Promoting Reading for Pleasure in the Primary School

Author: Michael Lockwood

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446244466

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Winner of the UKLA Author Award 2009:UKLA 'Lockwood has written a useful, supportive book which will help teachers and librarians...He describes the background and summarises the research and then proposes thoroughly practical programmes' - Carousel 'Michael Lockwood has produced an excellent, practical overview and analysis of what works in the primary school to promote reading for pleasure....Lockwood's work is grounded and valuable to those who need it most - teachers in the classroom working hard to engender a love of reading' - English Drama Media 'This book is first class. It puts the matter very clearly and succinctly, and presents a great deal of evidence to support the argument that pleasure is not a frivolous extra, but the very heart and essence of what reading is about. It also gives readers plenty of ideas for carrying the principle into the classroom, and for justifying it...This is an excellent piece of work, which I hope will find a place on every staffroom bookshelf.' - Philip Pullman English primary school children are less likely to read for pleasure than their counterparts in many other countries. This practical and focused book discusses the background to this situation and looks at how government initiatives have tried to address it. Drawing on the author's own research project in order to identify good practice in promoting reading for enjoyment, the book presents specific activities which teachers can use to develop their own whole school and classroom practice, enabling them to put the fun back into reading. Each chapter features case-study material and provides examples of planning from schools that have successfully created thriving reading cultures through schemes such as reading assemblies, book clubs, library loyalty cards, school book evenings and quizzes. There is also an extensive, annotated list of print and internet-based resources. Topics covered include: - Becoming a reading for pleasure school - Promoting a love of reading in the early years - Developing reading enjoyment in the later primary years - Getting boys reading Promoting Reading for Pleasure in the Primary School is written for all those involved in education who would like to see as many children as possible develop a love of reading. It will be particularly relevant for primary teachers, teaching assistants, trainee teachers, advisers and consultants, as well as teacher educators and researchers.
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Seven Ages of Paris

Author: Alistair Horne

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804151695

Category: History

Page: 496

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In this luminous portrait of Paris, the celebrated historian gives us the history, culture, disasters, and triumphs of one of the world’s truly great cities. While Paris may be many things, it is never boring. From the rise of Philippe Auguste through the reigns of Henry IV and Louis XIV (who abandoned Paris for Versailles); Napoleon’s rise and fall; Baron Haussmann’s rebuilding of Paris (at the cost of much of the medieval city); the Belle Epoque and the Great War that brought it to an end; the Nazi Occupation, the Liberation, and the postwar period dominated by de Gaulle--Horne brings the city’s highs and lows, savagery and sophistication, and heroes and villains splendidly to life. With a keen eye for the telling anecdote and pivotal moment, he portrays an array of vivid incidents to show us how Paris endures through each age, is altered but always emerges more brilliant and beautiful than ever. The Seven Ages of Paris is a great historian’s tribute to a city he loves and has spent a lifetime learning to know. "Knowledgeable and colorful, written with gusto and love.... [An] ambitious and skillful narrative that covers the history of Paris with considerable brio and fervor." —LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK REVIEW
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Building Communities of Engaged Readers

Reading for pleasure

Author: Teresa Cremin,Marilyn Mottram,Fiona M. Collins,Sacha Powell,Kimberly Safford

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317678850

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Reading for pleasure urgently requires a higher profile to raise attainment and increase children’s engagement as self-motivated and socially interactive readers. Building Communities of Engaged Readers highlights the concept of ‘Reading Teachers’ who are not only knowledgeable about texts for children, but are aware of their own reading identities and prepared to share their enthusiasm and understanding of what being a reader means. Sharing the processes of reading with young readers is an innovative approach to developing new generations of readers. Examining the interplay between the ‘will and the skill’ to read, the book distinctively details a reading for pleasure pedagogy and demonstrates that reader engagement is strongly influenced by relationships between children, teachers, families and communities. Importantly it provides compelling evidence that reciprocal reading communities in school encompass: a shared concept of what it means to be a reader in the 21st century; considerable teacher and child knowledge of children’s literature and other texts; pedagogic practices which acknowledge and develop diverse reader identities; spontaneous ‘inside-text talk’ on the part of all members; a shift in the focus of control and new social spaces that encourage choice and children’s rights as readers. Written by experts in the literacy field and illustrated throughout with examples from the project schools, it is essential reading for all those concerned with improving young people’s enjoyment of and attainment in reading.
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The Seven R's of Great Group Work

Author: Sue Cowley

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781493523108

Category: Education

Page: 74

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In this book, Sue Cowley offers teachers a practical and easy to read guide to the subject of group work. She explains a variety of strategies that teachers can use immediately in their classrooms, to help all their students work more effectively in groups. Sue offers advice on using group work for the right reasons and on helping students take on different roles within groups. She examines the rights and responsibilities required for great group work, offers routines and structures for helping group work run smoothly, and shows you how to give your students the richest possible learning experience. This book will help you gain a fresh insight into a key teaching technique. You will learn how to use groups more effectively and, through doing so, enhance learning for all your students. This mini guide is written in Sue's much-loved honest and straight talking style. No theory, no jargon, just down to earth techniques that really work. Whatever the age of students or the subject you teach, your classroom practice will benefit from the strategies and techniques that she reveals here. Read Sue's concise guide now and find out how to get all your students learning well in groups.
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The Nation0

A Weekly Journal Devoted to Politics, Literature, Science, Drama, Music, Art, Industry

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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The Seven T's of Practical Differentiation

Author: Sue Cowley

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781489537836

Category: Education

Page: 72

View: 8490

In this short guide, Sue Cowley offers practical advice for improving differentiation in the classroom. She explains a variety of techniques and strategies that teachers can use straight away, to help all their students learn more effectively. In this short book Sue offers advice on using targets and timing, tips on creating groups for differentiated learning, thoughts on developing higher order thinking for all your students, and much much more. This 'at a glance' guide will help you gain a fresh insight into a complex topic. You will learn how to differentiate more effectively, without spending lots of extra time on planning and preparation. Mini guide: approx. 70 pages (15,000 words)
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George Washington and the General's Dog

Author: Frank Murphy

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385372817

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Children will delight at this little-known-story about our nation's first president, George Washington, that makes for perfect President's Day readers! Boom! Bang! Guns fire! Cannons roar! This Step 3 History Reader is about George Washington fighting in the American Revolution. He sees a dog lost on the battlefield. Whose dog is it? How will it find its master? Early readers will be surprised to find out what happens in this little-known true story about America’s first president. Step 3 Readers feature engaging characters in easy-to-follow plots about popular topics. These books are for children who are ready to read on their own.
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Mind in the Making

The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs

Author: Ellen Galinsky

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061987905

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 400

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“Ellen Galinsky—already the go-to person on interaction between families and the workplace—draws on fresh research to explain what we ought to be teaching our children. This is must-reading for everyone who cares about America’s fate in the 21st century.” — Judy Woodruff, Senior Correspondent for The PBS NewsHour Families and Work Institute President Ellen Galinsky (Ask the Children, The Six Stages of Parenthood) presents a book of groundbreaking advice based on the latest research on child development.
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Triple Your Reading Speed

Enhance Your Reading Skills with the Acceleread Method

Author: Wade E. Cutler

Publisher: Peterson's

ISBN: 9780768909036

Category: Education

Page: 276

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A complete program of practice exercises designed to improve reading speed and comprehension includes tips on study habits and test-taking skills.
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A Reader on Reading

Author: Alberto Manguel

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300163045

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 450

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In this major collection of his essays, Alberto Manguel, whom George Steiner has called “the Casanova of reading,” argues that the activity of reading, in its broadest sense, defines our species. “We come into the world intent on finding narrative in everything,” writes Manguel, “landscape, the skies, the faces of others, the images and words that our species create.” Reading our own lives and those of others, reading the societies we live in and those that lie beyond our borders, reading the worlds that lie between the covers of a book are the essence of A Reader on Reading. The thirty-nine essays in this volume explore the crafts of reading and writing, the identity granted to us by literature, the far-reaching shadow of Jorge Luis Borges, to whom Manguel read as a young man, and the links between politics and books and between books and our bodies. The powers of censorship and intellectual curiosity, the art of translation, and those “numinous memory palaces we call libraries” also figure in this remarkable collection. For Manguel and his readers, words, in spite of everything, lend coherence to the world and offer us “a few safe places, as real as paper and as bracing as ink,” to grant us room and board in our passage.
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Miss Rumphius

Author: Barbara Cooney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0140505393

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Seeking adventure in faraway places, Miss Rumphius fulfills her dream and then sets out to make the world more beautiful.
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How to Read a Book

The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading

Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476790159

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.
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The Core Six

Essential Strategies for Achieving Excellence with the Common Core

Author: Harvey F. Silver,R. Thomas Dewing,Matthew J. Perini

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416614753

Category: Education

Page: 86

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If you already have a strong grasp on the Common Core and are eager to do something about it, this book's research-based strategies will help you respond to the demands of the new standards, particularly the English language arts standards that affect every subject area and grade level. Drawing from the research on which classroom strategies are your "best bets" for improving student achievement, the authors provide what you need to reinforce the Common Core in your lessons, including: a rationale for using each strategy to address the goals of the common core; research that supports the use of each strategy; steps for implementing each strategy in the classroom; sample lessons in multiple grade levels and subjects; and planning considerations to make certain your use of the strategy helps students become better at reading, understanding, using, and communicating rigorous texts. This practical book's teaching recommendations and sample lessons draw on six tips for inspired instruction that ensure your lessons capture students' interest, deepen their understanding, and extend their thinking about required course content. --Publisher description.
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Extensive Reading in the Second Language Classroom

Author: Richard R. Day,Julian Bamford

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521568293

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 238

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This comprehensive examination of extensive reading shows how reading large quantities of books and other materials can provide students with essential practice in learning to read and help them develop a positive attitude towards reading, which is sometimes missed in second language classes. The authors first examine the cognitive and affective nature of reading and then offer a wealth of practical advice for implementing extensive reading with second language learners. Suggestions are provided for integrating extensive reading into the curriculum, establishing a library, selecting reading materials, and keeping records for purposes of evaluation. The text also describes a wide variety of classroom activities to supplement individualized silent reading. The information will be useful both for pre-service teachers and for teachers and administrators who want to improve the teaching of reading in their second language programs.
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The Art of Game Design

A Book of Lenses, Second Edition

Author: Jesse Schell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498759564

Category: Computers

Page: 600

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Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.
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