Maybe the key to getting a good discussion going on Twitter is picking the right hash tag? Perhaps others are misreading #edread as “e-dread” as Steve Gillott (@stevegillott) so comically put it. #e-dread could be used as a hash tag to describe a student’s feelings about reading or even some teachers’ feelings about teaching! Whether the hash tag is clear or not, there has been more activity this week with some great ideas and resources shared.
Remember you can read all the tweets here and any and all resources, websites etc that have been shared have been compiled here. Thanks to everyone that has contributed so far, please keep the tweets coming!
This weeks tweets:
- areaderscomm: Reader’s Workshop Round up http://bit.ly/dsycHr. Also creating a reading culture – http://bit.ly/9t1DKR
- areaderscomm: Earlier: Why Students Can’t Read Novels http://bit.ly/cPhPGZ
- jamesmichie: World book day resources for pre-school, primary and secondary students – http://bit.ly/apjSAw
- jamesmichie: World book day games – http://bit.ly/bbmlTK
- jamesmichie: Updated #edread page on my blog – growing list of websites, blogs, apps, resources and articles!
- areaderscomm: Great story about reading aloud –http://nyti.ms/agXZb7 – heart warming!
- mccandjt: http://bit.ly/buPiuA Check out: How NOT to Teach a Novel
- jamesmichie: Introducing Information: http://bit.ly/d3iyih (via A Reader’s Workshop Blog)
- jamesmichie: Building on the Information Interest: http://bit.ly/am9Mcv (via A Reader’s Workshop Blog)
- midweekpurple: Setting kids free to read is key! Part of my Year 7 Media unit is ‘Extreme Reading’ (inspired by http://tl.gd/jndpe)
- BiancaH80: What are ‘Literature Circles?’: http://bit.ly/biZ3b9 Students need to learn to love reading actively & sharing ideas!
- jamesmichie: How do you motivate those students who are not interested in reading or believe they can’t read? Please use the #edread hash tag.
- areaderscomm: @jamesmichie I find that vicarious experience can be powerful – wanting to read what the whole class is talking about
- areaderscomm: @jamesmichie and graphic novels are a powerful motivator for all readers.
- ianaddison: @jamesmichie What age? Have you looked at ebooks? Rising Stars do a great set for 10 to 14 years.
- csuttonreid: Scrapping juniors’ levelling worked well in 1 school, the LA readers were able to read more interesting books & were more confident.
- AntHeald: @largerama talking about York wiki reading challenge http://bit.ly/c4OQMW
- BiancaH80: I have finally finished my PowerPoint on Literature Circles. Would anyone like to give me some feedback? http://bit.ly/cTdF9E
- georgiac: @BiancaH80 Your PowerPoint on Literature Circles looks good. Are students familiar with roles or will you elaborate when you present this to them?
- georgiac: @BiancaH80 Do your students have easy access to online?
- BiancaH80: @georgiac Do you mean at home or at school? They have access to the Internet in the library, most have at home or on mobiles. Some will use ebooks.
- BiancaH80: Great series of lessons on being an active newspaper reader: http://bit.ly/aUPeYt (via@dramakemp)
- BiancaH80: @jamesmichie HT organised tour of local library for Year 7, access to bookclub tubs and reading spaces in library. All pretty exciting.
- BiancaH80: @jamesmichie Awesome! Think some teachers forget that the activity of reading or visiting a library is not common-place for students.
- stevegillott: #edread Still mis-reading this hash tag as “e-dread”. 🙂