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SSLA Presentation (Reading Culture Nov. 2011)


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SSLA Presentation (Reading Culture Nov. 2011)

  1. 1. Developing a Culture of Reading in Schools Using Technology Presented by Joanne de Groot November, 2011
  2. 2. Overview • What do we mean by the term reading culture? • What does a reading culture in schools look like? • How can technology enhance a reading culture?
  3. 3. Check out my LiveBinder for all the resources and links in this presentation:
  4. 4. @N03/5190554053
  5. 5. Aidan Chambers • Creating a positive reading environment – Displays – Book supply – Reading areas – Reading time – Reading aloud – Book owning – Selecting reading material A culture of reading, which exhibits these characteristics, must be embraced by the entire school. Reading should not just be the teacher-librarian’s domain.
  6. 6. Aidan Chambers • The Reading Environment – Readers know that “where we read affects how we read; with what pleasure and willingness and concentration” (p. 7) • Social context of reading: – Matter of place/setting; having the books we want; what mood we’re in; what time we’ve got; whether we’re interrupted
  7. 7. Aidan Chambers Response: Formal Talk, Book Gossip, Response, Enjoying it again Reading: Time to read, Hearing it done, Doing it for yourself Selection: Bookstock, Availability, Presentation, accessibility From: Chambers, A. (1991). The Reading Environment. Stroud, UK: Thimble Press. Enabling Adult The Reading Circle
  8. 8. Donalyn Miller suggests… • Reading role models • Book commercials • Reading doors • Locker tags Classroom teachers, TLs, administrators, non-enrolling staff, parents, students all have a role to play in creating and maintaining a reading culture in schools.
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  11. 11. Reading Culture in Action • Reading surveys • High expectations • Access • Reading Freedom • Time and Space • Talk about books
  12. 12. Image: 'Lego Blogger Picture'
  13. 13. Skype an Author
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  15. 15. Book Trailers
  16. 16. Online Book Clubs
  17. 17. Online Book Club-Blogs
  18. 18. Social Networking for Readers
  19. 19. eBooks
  20. 20. The Apps are coming…
  21. 21. Online Books & Reading
  22. 22. Online Books & Reading
  23. 23. Book Blogs-Reviews
  24. 24. QR Codes
  25. 25. Resources Thank you! Joanne de Groot Email: Blog: Check out my LiveBinder for all the resources and links in this presentation: