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Great Kid Books: Audiobooks for teens: June is Audiobook Month (ages 13-16) - 1 views

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    Some ideas here to get you started. "What draws teens into a story more than anything? Voice. They want to read about a teen that's going through intense experiences--whether it's realistic fiction or fantasy. There are many brilliant YA audiobooks. The author shares a few of their favorites.
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5 Great eBook Libraries for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - 0 views

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    "The list here offers some options for some popular eBook libraries where parents and teachers can access a wide variety of reading materials designed specifically for young readers. From storybooks to comics and interactive games, these websites will absolutely help you curate the best reading materials for younger readers. "
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NAPLAN 'meaningless' as a test of creative writing skill, says 65-Storey Treehouse auth... - 0 views

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    Two of Australia's best-selling children's book authors Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton question the value of the NAPLAN testing. They wonder why attributes such as creativity are not considered. They doubt the NAPLAN testing can offer any offer valuable insights into kids' reading and writing skills. They also make a final statement about the importance and value of teacher librarians.
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Learn2Earn | Whooos Reading - 0 views

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    This online, gamified reading log rewards kids for reading and motivates them to read more. After logging their most recent reading, they answer a CCSS-aligned comprehension question. They earn Wisdom Coins for logging their reading and answering the questions, which can be spent in the Owl Store where they buy virtual accessories for their Owlvatar. The reward system motivates kids to read more every day and gives teachers a chance to monitor what students are reading outside of the classroom.
    different priciing options
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Studio Pango | Funny apps for smart kids - 0 views

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    Young reader are in control with this reading app. It allows them to be directly involved in the story. They are encouraged to explore what's going on, find hidden objects, move characters from one place to another, and more. The reading levels progress as the student improves so the app allows kids to move onto more complex texts when they are ready.
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PlayTales Kids apps | iPhone, iPad, Android Interactive books for kids | Apps for child... - 0 views

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    This app, available on IOS and Android, gives students unlimited access to classic, new, and educational stories (for a low monthly fee). Because it's interactive, students are encouraged to dive deeper into the text, whether they're simultaneously drawing or watching the words come to life with animation.
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Study says reading aloud to children, more than talking, builds literacy | EdSource - 0 views

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    "Massaro's study has been accepted for publication in The Journal of Literacy Research."
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How to get teenagers to read - 1 views

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    "Children are heartily encouraged to read in their early years of school. However, once students have mastered this skill and they move from learning to read, to reading to learn, the role of pleasure in the activity can be forgotten.

    If reading is just seen as a tool for learning, the will to read may not be fostered in young people. Recreational book reading involves voluntary reading for pleasure, and research suggests that students in Australia and internationally are reading less over time."
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How to Start a Children's Book Club for Tweens - 0 views

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    This article offers advice to anyone working with young people children (Tween) who are interested in books, or if you want to help them discover the world of literature. "A children's book club is a great way for your child to make friends and socialize outside of school."
    These tips here can help you get started and although directed at the younger end of the spectrum (primary) school, many can be adapted for use with secondary school students.
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Why are so many adults reading YA and teen fiction? | Children's books | The Guardian - 1 views

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    Well-reasoned piece giving a good explanation as to why YA books have a general appeal beyond the intended target.
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Watch. Connect. Read.: Press Release: Eighth Annual Children's Choice Book Awards Final... - 0 views

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    "Every Child a Reader (ECAR) and the Children's Book Council (CBC) have announced the finalists in the eighth annual Children's Choice Book Awards (CCBA), the only national book awards program where the winning titles are selected by kids and teens. Young readers across the country will determine the winners in all 7 categories of the Children's Choice Book Awards by voting online at ccbookawards.com from Tuesday, March 17, 2015 through Sunday, May 3, 2015. In 2014, over 1.2 million votes were cast online by young readers. Winners will be announ"
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YA Books and More: Great places to keep up with YA and Children's Books! - 0 views

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    Post that links to a lot of useful places for information on YA literature/books
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Page to Screen: Kid & YA Lit Flicks to Look Forward to After 'The Fault in Our Stars' |... - 1 views

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    "Hollywood continues to tap kid's books, from classic fairy tales to the latest dystopian. To celebrate the highly the anticipated big screen version of John Green's best-seller, The Fault in Our Stars ll , SLJ has compiled a list of upcoming projects that will be coming to a theater (or TV) near you."
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17 Creative Children's Libraries | HarperCollins Children's Books - 0 views

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    "A post that celebrates some of the most creative children's libraries around the world:"
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