Supporting reading in secondary schools

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Supporting reading in secondary schools

  1. 1. Supporting Reading inSecondary SchoolsChoosing texts and supporting enjoyment of readingfor junior secondary school students Senga White, Library Manager, James Hargest College
  2. 2. Texts at Hargest – Year 9s
  3. 3. Texts at Hargest Year 10
  4. 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. 5. Reviewing journals and magazines  Magpies  Off the Shelf by Penguin Australia
  6. 6. National Library of New Zealand  Become familiar with the resources on the Services to Schools website
  7. 7. English Online  Resources for teachers of English  Subscribe to the listserve to join discussions and ask questions
  8. 8. New Zealand Book Council  Resources designed for teachers
  9. 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. 10. Genres Short Stories Picture Books High Interest Non Fiction Popular Fiction Classics Verse Novels Graphic Novels Quick Reads New Books Poetry
  11. 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. 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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