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Against a background of low literacy among many Jamaican children and young adults, the Learn to Read Read to Learn @ Your Library was launched by the Jamaican Library Service and the Library and......

Against a background of low literacy among many Jamaican children and young adults, the Learn to Read Read to Learn @ Your Library was launched by the Jamaican Library Service and the Library and Information Association of Jamaica.

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  • 1. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS Paulette Stewart, PhD Evadne McLean Diversity Challenge Resilience: School Libraries in Action - The 12th Biennial School Library Association of Queensland, the 39th International Association of School Librarianship Annual Conference, incorporating the 14th International Forum on Research in School Librarianship, Brisbane, QLD Australia, 27 September – 1 October 2010.
  • 2. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS Definition of literacy “Literacy is the ability to understand and employ printed information in daily activities, at home, at work and in the community- to achieve one’s goals and to develop one’s knowledge and potential” [The International Adult Literacy Survey] SLAQ / IASL 2010 Conference
  • 3. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS Connection between literacy and libraries - creating literate environments - play a key role in and promoting literacy SLAQ / IASL 2010 Conference
  • 4. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS literary competencies + creative potential ability to generate ideas to question, and to make connections be willing to take risks to experiment to express his own creative ideas using a range of artistic elements
  • 5. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS The role of libraries in literacy education and creative learning School libraries The Public Library Online Libraries SLAQ / IASL 2010 Conference
  • 6. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS The role of libraries in literacy education and creative learning School libraries Connect books with readers Instruct students to identify and locate relevant information for research Provide students with strategies for learning from sources SLAQ / IASL 2010 Conference
  • 7. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS The role of libraries in literacy education and creative learning The Public Library Actively support literacy campaign Support other institution on combating illiteracy SLAQ / IASL 2010 Conference
  • 8. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS The role of libraries in literacy education and creative learning Online Libraries E.g. International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) Provide free access to high-quality digital books SLAQ / IASL 2010 Conference
  • 9. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS Rationale for the Learn to Read-Read to Learn @Your Library project in Jamaica low level of literacy intervention programmes by the Ministry of Education to develop literate and creative learners. SLAQ / IASL 2010 Conference
  • 10. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS Eyre’s suggestion “Keep a weather eye open for opportunity to support basic literacy”. Jamaica Library Service Network (JLS) and the Library and Information Association of Jamaica (LIAJA) partnered to play a meaningful role in the building literate communities. SLAQ / IASL 2010 Conference
  • 11. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS Target audience Children and young adults Programme objectives: •To develop creative and literate learners through reading, writing, books, and art; •To encourage students to use the resources of the public, school and other information units as well as virtual libraries to improve literacy skills so that they will be able to cope with literacy demands of everyday living. SLAQ / IASL 2010 Conference
  • 12. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS The programme was launched with much fanfare on March 19, 2010
  • 13. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS Key persons from the Ministry of Education and the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, The Jamaica Reading Association, principals, teachers and students from primary and high schools attended and indicated their support for the programme.
  • 14. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS SLAQ / IASL 2010 Conference
  • 15. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS
  • 16. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS Audience at the launch
  • 17. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS Poster Competition The first activity held was a Poster Competition which was launched to sensitize the entire nation about the “Learn to Read-Read to Learn” @ Your Library activities.
  • 18. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS Poster Advertising the Launch The criteria for the Poster Competition
  • 19. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS
  • 20. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS This book “The Three Little Pigs” by John Q. Piggin is The Three Little Pigs” will Blow You Away the best since “Mary had a Little Lamb.” It is about Introductory Paragraph: Must include the title hate, laziness, and death. and author, and thesis (topic). The story begins with Mommy pig telling her piglets to go out and seek their fortune and to always do their best. The first little pig quickly builds a house of straw. Soon after, the second little pig finishes a house of sticks. Three month later, the third little pig finishes a fine home made out of bricks. Plot Summary: In a few paragraphs write a plot The plot thickens when a big bad and hungry wolf summary. This is basically a narrative of a plot line; including exposition, hook, conflict raising action sees the house of straw. In short order the wolf has and resolution. blown it down and eaten the first little pig. A repeat performance of blowing and eating happens to the second little pig as well. The big question of this book is, “Will the wolf eat all the pigs?” I couldn’t put this book down after I had read the part about the house of straw. It intrigued me that anyone would be dumb enough to build such a flimsy house. In the last chapter of this 415 page novel, the wolf huffs and puffs but can’t blow the house down. Then the wolf gets a bright idea to climb down the chimney and invade the brick house of the last pig. The third pig anticipates the wolf and has a big pot of boiling water in the fire place. Down goes the wolf and into the pot. No more wolf. What a dramatic climax with the wolf cooked alive and made into dinner for the third pig. I enjoyed the Summary needs to be detailed enough to irony of the climax. support your opinion of the book and you While the plot is rather simple and redundant, I conclusion. enjoyed the morals that hard work pays. I recommend the “Three Little Pigs” to you as a good story
  • 21. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS Writing book reviews was seen as a necessary part of the programme because readers need to read critically and become critical thinkers. This will also build participants comprehension skills.
  • 22. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS This process is important because “Reading is primary. One can write only as well as one reads. To write better, you must learn to read better” [Kurland]
  • 23. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS The Year’s Highlights Reading Week (Public Library focus) April 18 – 24, 2010
  • 24. EXAMPLES OF READING WEEK ACTIVITIES Date Public Libraries Readers Activities April 20, Harbour View Peter Espeut, Mystic Davis Telling stories 2010 (Catholic Priest) April 22, Kingston and St. Peter Lloyd Telling stories 2010 Andrew Parish (Singer) and engaging Library students in reading activities April 24, Stony Hill Branch Safia Burton Telling stories 2010 Library (Business woman0 and engaging students in reading activities April 22, Shortwood branch Mrs. Patricia Cuff Reading and 2010 Library (Librarian) telling stories Mr. Roy Black Dramatizing (Radio Personality ) stories April 24, 2010 Kingston and St. Dr. Joseph Anedu Storytelling Andrew Parish (Physican) Library
  • 25. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS Librarians engaging students in reading activities
  • 26. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS Librarian and radio personality engaging students in reading activities
  • 27. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS Education Week - (School Libraries focus) May 2 – 7, 2010 Librarians visited schools, promoted information literacy and encouraged students to use the school library to develop their literacy skills. Target group was school children of all ages.
  • 28. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS
  • 29. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS June 18, 2010 Announcement of winners of the Learn to Read – Read to Learn @ your library Poster Competition The announcement of the winner of the Poster Competition and other winners at LIAJA’s first General Meeting for 2010.
  • 30. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS
  • 31. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS
  • 32. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS
  • 33. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS Library Week- Oct. 31 – Nov. 6, 2010 Reading Symposium- November 3, 2010 Participants selected to enter the reading symposium Primary High Hearing impaired Physically challenged National Parent Teachers Association
  • 34. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS A Time for Evron - Primary Schools The Secret Garden - High schools The Secret Garden - National Parent Teachers Association
  • 35. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS The Learn- to Read-Read- to- Learn @Your library initiative is therefore timely. At the end of the programme, participants should have acquired new literacy skills and improved existing ones so that they will improve the quality of their lives and be better able to participate successfully in national development programmes
  • 36. LEARN TO READ-READ TO LEARN @YOUR LIBRARY: DEVELOPING CREATIVE AND LITERATE LEARNERS Paulette Stewart, PhD Evadne McLean SLAQ / IASL 2010 Conference