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How to make reading (even more!)exciting
How to make reading (even more!)exciting
How to make reading (even more!)exciting
How to make reading (even more!)exciting
How to make reading (even more!)exciting
How to make reading (even more!)exciting
How to make reading (even more!)exciting
How to make reading (even more!)exciting
How to make reading (even more!)exciting
How to make reading (even more!)exciting
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How to make reading (even more!)exciting

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Tools to use to encourage reading

Tools to use to encourage reading

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  • 1. Caroline Roche Advanced Lead Practitioner carolineroche1@hotmail.co.uk
  • 2.  Go to the site: http://voicethread.com and sign up for a free account  If you want an educators account, which you can use with several pupils, that is not free, but not expensive either.  Use it to comment about students work  Use it to show pictures and ask for comments  Use it to spark reading ideas
  • 3.  Use Voicethread to comment on books for a book prize like the Carnegie Medal  Use it with AL pupils for commentary on texts  Use it with your primary school partners to do transition work  Use it with other schools as a community project  Use it with partners in other countries  Time difference is not an issue!
  • 4.  Livebinders allow you to collect resources in one place that you would like a student to look at  It creates a ‘walled garden’ without overly restricting pupil searches or ‘spoon feeding’ them  It is simple, and the pages update themselves without you having to do any more work!
  • 5.  Skyping is an excellent and free way to collaborate with others. Download Skype for free, and using a simple videocamera or microphone you can use Skype to do all of these wonderful things ….
  • 6.  Talk to another colleague about a problem, anywhere in the world  Have a meeting of local school librarians, some joining you via Skype  Get your pupils to talk to others about books without the bother and expense of a trip out  Talk to your incoming Year 6’s on a regular basis, get them to submit verbal book reports via Skype  Talk to an author, lots of them are on Skype now
  • 7.  http://writepath.ning.com  International writing event which takes place every October, created and led by Bev Humphrey  Every day stories are started by children’s authors, and your pupils have an allotted time slot to comment on their stories  This year lasted two weeks, and had two primary days and one poetry day  Contact: Libwithattitude@bevhumphrey.com
  • 8.  http://writepath.ning.com  International writing event which takes place every October, created and led by Bev Humphrey  Every day stories are started by children’s authors, and your pupils have an allotted time slot to comment on their stories  This year lasted two weeks, and had two primary days and one poetry day  Contact: Libwithattitude@bevhumphrey.com

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