Reading Matters - for Librarians
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Chapman, Ryan. "Build Empathy and Understanding by Pairing Comics with Novels." Edutopia: Literacy, 12 July 2019. Teaching with comics facilitates improved comprehension and social-emotional competencies.
Denholm, Andrew. "Urgent Call for More School Librarians to Halt Slide in Literacy Standards." The Herald/ Sunday Herald, 11 May 2017.
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Kelly. “Want to Raise Smart, Kind Kids? Science Says Do This Every Day.” Happy You, Happy Family blog. N.d. “All you have to do is this: Read to your child. Even if they already know how to read to themselves.”
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Korbey, Holly. "Digital Text Is Changing How Kids Read—Just Not in the Way That You Think." Mindshift, KQED, 21 Aug. 2018.
Korbey, Holley. "The Reading Wars: Choice vs. Canon.” Edutopia: Literacy, 9 July 2019. English teachers are wrestling with how to navigate the increasingly contentious terrain between student choice and assigning the classics.
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The Organized Mind. "READING TOO SOON. There is a widely held belief in this country (and many others) that if we start teaching children to read, write, and spell in preschool and kindergarten that they will be ahead of the game (and their peers) by first grade. ..." Facebook, 5 July 2015. “Also, spend lots of time reading to them. Read to them so they can practice mental imagery in a relaxed environment.”
Parrott, Kiera. "Fountas and Pinnell Say Librarians Should Guide Readers by Interest, Not Level." School Library Journal, 12 Oct. 2017.
Parrott, Kiera. "Thinking Outside the Bin: Why Labeling Books by Reading Level Disempowers Young Readers." School Library Journal, 28 Aug. 2017.
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Turek, Tanya. "This Is What Being an Elementary School Librarian Means to Me Today." Brightly: Raise Kids Who Love to Read, Penguin Random House. “Building a culture of literacy by way of creating a space where books and reading partner with collaborative play and community is what being a librarian — and book lover — means to me today.”
Wexler, Natalie. "Elementary Education Has Gone Terribly Wrong." Atlantic Magazine, Aug. 2019. In the early grades, U.S. schools value reading-comprehension skills over knowledge. The results are devastating, especially for poor kids.
Wexler, Natalie. "Why American Students Haven't Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years." Atlantic Magazine, 13 Apr. 2018. Schools usually focus on teaching comprehension skills instead of general knowledge—even though education researchers know better.
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What Kids Are Reading. Renaissance. Download the report.