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Supporting reading in secondary schools

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  • 1. Supporting Reading inSecondary SchoolsChoosing texts and supporting enjoyment of readingfor junior secondary school students Senga White, Library Manager, James Hargest College
  • 2. Texts at Hargest – Year 9s
  • 3. Texts at Hargest Year 10
  • 4. Resources to help:Blogs  Subscribe to a few to keep current with what’s popular and what’s being published  Bob’s Books  Create Readers  Book Trailers for Kids and Young Adults  SLANZA Reading Lists
  • 5. Reviewing journals and magazines  Magpies  Off the Shelf by Penguin Australia
  • 6. National Library of New Zealand  Become familiar with the resources on the Services to Schools website
  • 7. English Online  Resources for teachers of English  Subscribe to the listserve to join discussions and ask questions
  • 8. New Zealand Book Council  Resources designed for teachers
  • 9. EPIC  Free to all schools in New Zealand  Books and Authors & Literature Resource Databases  www.tki.org.nz/epic  Each school has a unique user name and password
  • 10. Genres Short Stories Picture Books High Interest Non Fiction Popular Fiction Classics Verse Novels Graphic Novels Quick Reads New Books Poetry
  • 11. How Hargest Librarysupports reading Reading for Enjoyment programme Collections of resources via Livebinders  Enjoyment of Reading  English Text Resources Regular library visits Book reviews and reading Reading competitions
  • 12. Ideas for teachers:Consider running Literature CirclesHave regular class Book Reviews or discussions – possibly a class chart to map reading and genresBook regular library visitsRead to your classesFinally ….. Be a reader!!

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