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Top Reads and Trends


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Top Reads and Trends from the Children's Bookshop, 2011 with permission of Paul Macdonald, creator

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Top Reads and Trends

  1. 1. Paul Macdonald M Ed B Ed The Children’s Bookshop Beecroft Reflections…. Ten Trends and Ten Top Reads October 2010
  2. 2. 1. The National Curriculum Literature Offers a Core <ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>The Shape of the Australian Curriculum: English , proposed that K-10 curriculum in English be organised around three interrelated strands: </li></ul><ul><li>Language : The Language strand involves the development of a coherent, dynamic and evolving body of knowledge about the English language and how it works. </li></ul><ul><li>Literature : Students learn to interpret, appreciate, evaluate and create literary texts such as narrative, poetry, prose, plays, film and multimodal texts , in spoken, print and digital/online contexts. </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy : Students apply their English skills and knowledge to read, view, speak, listen to, write and create a growing repertoire of texts. </li></ul><ul><li>Encountering literary texts and creating their own will engage students </li></ul>
  3. 3. Asian and Indigenous
  4. 4. 2. E- Books and Multi- Modal Texts/ Multi-Platform Texts
  5. 5. Students who get inadequate sleep and spend too much time watching TV or doing activities online do worse in school than their peers who get plenty of sleep and avoid excessive TV/ screen viewing.
  6. 6. 3. The Picture Book is Booming!
  7. 7. 4. Easy Reads Abound
  8. 8. 5. Rude and Funny Books
  9. 9. 6. Serious Issues
  10. 10. 7. Graphic Novels/ Manga
  11. 11. 8. Action Rules
  12. 12. … and Dystopian Fantasy
  13. 13. 9. Twilight Spin-offs
  14. 14. 10. A Face-Lift for Non-Fiction
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  21. 27. <ul><li>“ Children who know adults who read for pleasure take it for granted that </li></ul><ul><li>reading is a valuable and worthwhile activity” </li></ul><ul><li>(Csikszentmihalyi, 1991) </li></ul>
  22. 28. Extension
  23. 29. Paul Macdonald M Ed B Ed The Children’s Bookshop Beecroft [email_address] <ul><li>10% Discount for Teachers all Times </li></ul><ul><li>15% discount on books </li></ul><ul><li>20% discount on Class Sets </li></ul><ul><li>Lists for Literature Circles and Class Sets </li></ul><ul><li>$7 Postage for all orders- 1 book or 3 Boxes of books. </li></ul>