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  • Building a Culture for Reading in the Libraries of Africa A workshop by Marlene Asselin, PhD and Ray Doiron, PhD 6 th Pan African Reading Conference Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania August, 2009 University of British Columbia
  • University of British Columbia Outline Workshop Welcome – Introductions Overview - Creating a culture for reading. Principles & Practices Challenges Activity One – Your Examples Activity Two – Synthesizing the Principles Activity Three – Community/Individual Action Plans Wrap-up
  • University of British Columbia We begin any literacy program by … Telling stories and Reading Aloud.
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  • University of British Columbia What do oral storytelling and reading aloud do for us in terms of developing literacy and creating a love for reading? (jot down your ideas….)
    • They model how reading works.
    • They help develop the framework for narratives.
    • They develop language and vocabulary.
    • They spark conversation.
    • They build understanding and comprehension.
    • They include us in shared cultural experience.
    • They build community.
  • University of British Columbia Building a Culture for Reading (Literacy) What do we know about cultures where reading flourishes? What are the lessons we can take from these cultures?
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    • Practices
    • Large-scale (community-wide)
      • Silent reading time
      • Book Buddies
      • Special themed activities (Pirate reading)
      • One Book/One School or One Town
      • Incentives – intrinsic & extrinsic (school challenges, class-to-class …)
    • Individual
      • Reading logs
      • Incentives – intrinsic & extrinsic
      • Home-school reading (book bags…)
  • University of British Columbia Challenges
  • University of British Columbia Community/Individual Plans of Actions Challenge What I/We can do …
  • University of British Columbia Questions & Discussion