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Graph 2 shows that the amount of time spent reading increased during the summer reading program.
Graph 3 shows reading comprehension of participating and non-participating children. Although slightly more non-participating children were reading at grade level, significantly more participating children read above grade level.
Evaluation of the Public Library Summer Reading Program: Books and Beyond... Take Me to Your Reader!. 2001. Evaluation and Training Institute for the Los Angeles County Public Library Foundation, December. http://www.colapublib.org/about/Readingby.pdf.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
INITIAL SEARCH AND RESULTS
S3: literacy OR reading
S6: children OR youth
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
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Monday, February 11, 2008
Monday, February 4, 2008
I found this podcast using Google on a website called Just One More Book (http://justonemorebook.com/). It is an interview with Magaret Eaton, President of the ABC Canada Literacy Foundation. In the interview she discusses Canada's Family Literacy Day.
One point that is stressed in the article is the importance of reading to children every day, especially at a pre-school age. Eaton also talks about other ways to encourage literacy.
Links mentioned in the podcast:
Jen Robinson's notes on Jim Trelease's talk http://jkrbooks.typepad.com/blog/2007/01/jim_trelease_ta_1.html
Canada' Family Literacy Day website http://abc-canada.org/fld/
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Jen Robinson's Book Page: Promoting the love of books by children and the continued reading of children's books by adults.
"This week I had questions from two (apparently unrelated) parents each looking to help boys who are not just reluctant to read, but are having difficulty with it.... I shared a few of own thoughts on this matter... but I wasn’t satisfied that I had given these parents enough help. So, I turned for assistance to my friends from the Kidlitosphere Yahoo Group (a discussion group for those who read, write, and blog about children’s and young adult literature).... Within 24 hours, I had heard back from about fifteen people, including teachers, parents and authors, with useful, concrete, and creative solutions for helping children learn to enjoy reading."