Strategies to Help Struggling Young Readers

13 01 2018

Four Teaching Moves That Promote A Growth Mindset In All Readers

Reading can be a very fraught topic for parents, teachers and students. Strong reading skills are essential for accessing later curriculum, so teachers put a lot of emphasis on it early. But the pressure and angst of getting students reading on schedule can sap the joy out of an activity that many young children love. At its heart, reading is a way to access stories, which in turn make readers wonder about the world. In the race to get kids reading, it can be easy to treat reading like a procedure, instead of the complicated experience that it is.

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Spread the Word About a Book You Love

12 01 2018

10 of the 99 Ways to spread the word about a book you love

That first week of sales matters immensely.

1. Pre-order the book.
2. When the online store prompts you to, share that pre-order on social media.
3. Buy the book for other people.

Read (or at least start reading) the book.

This is necessary for many of the other steps, and also so you can make eye contact with your friend. (That said, your friend would probably prefer you buy the book and not read it, rather than not buying it at all.)

4. Read the book in public places.
5. Read other books inside this book so that it always looks as if you’re reading the book even when you’re not.
6. Get your book club to read the book.
7. Invite the author to your book club discussion, then blog or tweet about the experience.

Talk about the book.

8. Talk about it to everyone you know.
9. Talk about it in public places, perhaps slightly more loudly than is strictly necessary. (But not in the quiet car on the train. This will not evoke warm fluffy feeling towards the book.)
10. Mention the book when you’re commenting on Book Riot’s Inbox/Outbox posts. (Keep it non spammy and genuine though!)

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How to Meet Your Reading Challenge Goal this Year

29 10 2017

5 TIPS TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR READING CHALLENGE GOAL THIS YEAR

Rebecca Renner comes with new strategies to help herself and other overly ambitious book worms who’ve bitten off more than they can chew. Tips to help you reach your reading challenge goal.

TIP #1: BUDDY UP AND GET SOME INSPIRATION

TIP #2: CUT YOUR GOAL UP INTO LITTLE BITE-SIZED GOALS

TIP #3: CARVE OUT SOME QUIET TIME EVERY DAY

TIP #4: ALWAYS HAVE A BOOK WITH YOU

TIP #5: READ A DIFFERENT KIND OF BOOK

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What is your reading position?

29 10 2017

THE FIVE READING POSITIONS, RANKED

Reading may take place in the mind, but there’s no denying there’s a physical component to it as well. Whatever reading position you choose is important. If you’re not comfortable, chances are you won’t be reading as long or digesting the story as well. Here are five of the most common reading positions, ranked from best to worst. Which ones do you prefer?

1. SITTING – THE OLD STANDBY

2. SUPINE – THE FAVORITE   

3. STANDING – THE NECESSITY

4. SIDE – A NICE CHANGE OF PACE

5. PRONE – ONLY WHEN YOU HAVE TO

BONUS: UPSIDE DOWN – WORTH A TRY

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Out Now! BookIsh Plaza eZine SEPTEMBER 2017

1 09 2017

The SEPTEMBER issue of BookIsh Plaza eZine is out now!
BookIsh Plaza is your online bookshop for (Dutch)Caribbean literature.

In this issue:

·        Folklore from Aruba, Bonaire & Curaçao
·        Cuba on our Literary Mind
·        Dutch Caribbean Authors not know in the Caribbean
·        And much more ……….

Read & share the eZine. The next one will appear in September.

BOOKISH PLAZA eZINE nr.64 SEPTEMBER 2017

Visit BookIsh Plaza for our New Arrivals!





Hard-Core Readers’ Nightmare

1 09 2017

10 OBNOXIOUS THINGS PEOPLE SAY TO HARD-CORE READERS

Must have a big laugh of these people who are non-readers. Don’t know what they miss.

1. All that reading will destroy your eyes.

2. You’re going to spend all of your money on books and then you’ll starve and you can’t eat books, now can you.

3. You read books outside of class?

4. You read books for fun? What kind of masochist are you?

5. Oh, you read War and Peace? Weeeelllll, guess you’re too smart for me to talk to, huh?!

6. You know, those poor trees would still be on this planet supplying us with oxygen if it weren’t for you and your kind.

7. Why waste time reading books when you could be doing other things? Important things? Like following the latest celebrity gossip.

8. What are you, some kind of nerd?

9. You’ll have to buy a bigger house to fit all those books he heh heh heh heh heh *guffaw*.

10. You should stick to the realworld.

Source: BookRiot





Read a Book in a Week

5 06 2017

It may sound difficult, but the secret to reading a book every week is to not be precious about it. A few Tips & Tricks:

  • Don’t read before bed, read before work
  • Take advantage of your commute
  • Read on your phone

Read further @ GQ