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'A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic'

The following is a quote from Carl Sagan, Cosmos

“What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles. 75 more words

Orca Books

No sidestepping this one: Fiction teaches empathy

Maybe you’ve had to do that modern-day dance, the sidewalk sidestep, to avoid the person barrelling toward you, gaze firmly lowered to their smartphone. Oblivious that you’ve taken the trouble not to smash into them, they just keep on staring at their phone screen. 191 more words

Orca Books

How do I get a kid interested in reading?

Over the span of my 27+ year career as an educator, I heard this question countless times.  Every teacher does, regardless of the age, interest/ability level of the student in question.   918 more words

CMLE Book List: Reluctant Readers

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School Media Specialist

Are you reaching reluctant readers?

Its important to remember “that reluctant readers may be aliterate, not illiterate. There is a big difference between approaching a teen who can read, but chooses not to and a teen who cannot read.”

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School Media Specialist

Someone finished my book!!

I’m very excited – I’ve had two people finish AND enjoy my book Facing Up recently!

OK, this doesn’t sound like a huge success story, so I should clarify that neither of them have read a novel since high school, over 20 years ago, and they quite possibly didn’t finish the ones they were meant to be reading then ;) 439 more words

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