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Parent Teacher Association 2012

Presentation to the James Hargest PTA meeting 30th October 2012 on reading and research support through the Hargest libraries and how parents can help their children with this at home

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Parent Teacher Association 2012

  1. 1. Reading, Research and Recreation The three “R”s of the school library Senga White, Library Manager James Hargest College
  2. 2. Reading Research Recreation *******How this looksat Hargest ……
  3. 3. Reading Regular English visits Opening hours Reading for Enjoyment Programme Odyssey Challenge Summer Reading
  4. 4. Research Info Lit ModulesDatabasesSweet Search Tertiary Prep Unit
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  6. 6. How it looks at James Hargest College
  7. 7. The Whole School Approach How it’s embedded into Units and Assignments
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  9. 9. Recreation Reading …. The fun stuff
  10. 10. I Read Richard Peck, author “I read because one I read because I have life isn’t enough, and friends who don’t, and in the pages of a book young though they are, they’re beginning to I can be anybody; run out of material; I read because the I read because every words that build journey begins at the library, and it’s the story become mine, time for me to start to build my life; packing; I read not for happy I read because one endings but for new of these days I’m going to get out of this beginnings; I’m just town, and I’m going to beginning myself, and go everywhere and meet I wouldn’t mind a map; everyone, and I want to be ready.”
  11. 11. Reading How can parents be involved?  Read to your children  Talk about books  Ask what they’re reading  Help them select books  Discuss what you’re reading  Read some of their books  Visit the Public Library together  Have books at home  Create a family reading blog
  12. 12. How can parents be involved?Ask about assignmentsSit down with them at the computer, desk or the kitchen tableAsk them to help you “find” information on the Research internetUp-skill yourself on how to search onlineSet challenges
  13. 13. Some Resources to help• Livebinder for parents -• Book reviews -• Book trailers - 04AA0BD5BAEAD&index=3&feature=plpp_video• Websites -
  14. 14. Class of 2012