This publication explores:
- teachers and teacher-librarians as partners in promoting reading;
- the centrality of reading pleasure;
- the importance of relationships and the enabling adult; and the building of a community of engaged readers.
It incorporates strategies to inform practice for the early years of schooling through to material for young adults. It also includes an examination of a diverse range of texts supported by relevant resources and professional reading.
Authors: Dr Susan La Marca and Dr Pam Macintyre.
Physical Description: 192 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
Publisher: Carlton, Vic. : School Library Association of Victoria, 2006.
Item # : PRREBO180003
Section One. Connecting with theory.
Introduction. Doing your own stunts: grown-ups, children and the Reading Phantom / Margo Lanagan --
1. Testing times / Paul Jennings --
2. It's the bee's flamin' knees: the intrinsic value of reading --
3. Knowing adults: enabling engaged readers --
4. Building relationships: a community of readers --
5. Reading places: creating the physical reading environment --
Section Two. Connecting with readers.
6. Making the ordinary strange: reading for story --
7. Critical curiosity: reading to know --
8. Visual artistry: reading to see --
9. Approaches to response: supportive practices --
10. Exploring connections: thematic frameworks --
Section Three. Connecting with resources.
11. Web resources: information online --
12. References and further reading list.
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