Monday, March 8, 2010

Share a Story-Shape a Future 2010 : Annual Literacy Blogtour

Share a story's blog tour starts on the 8th of March and goes on till 12th March. This year's theme is 'It Takes a Village to Raise a Reader'.

Via Share a story
Share a Story - Shape a Future is a blog event for literacy. Throughout the week, blogging librarians, teachers, parents, authors, illustrators and people passionate about literacy will offer ideas on ways to promote reading and books. You won't find statistics, academic analysis, or judgments that tell you why you should read. Instead, we are using the power of the Worldwide web to share ideas about ways to engage kids as readers.

Each day, bloggers will talk about different aspects of literacy and reading. Themes include raising readers, selecting suitable material, tips for reading aloud, using audiobooks, and how to use the library as an ally. The organizers have several giveaways planned, and will offer free, downloadable content.
More information here.

Via The Book Chook
Day1/(March 8 USA time) - The Many Faces of Reading
Host: Terry Doherty @Scrub-a-Dub-Tub
Topics of the day will encompass the relationship aspect of helping children learn to read: parent-child and teacher-parent partnerships, literacy outreach; and libraries, to name a few.

Day2 - Literacy My Way/Literacy Your Way
Host: Susan Stephenson @The Book Chook
Creative literacy in all its forms (writing, art, computers) will be the topic of the day.
Find out how to incorporate storytelling techniques into family life, how to use multimedia to tell stories, ways to link reading and writing, reading and music, reading and art ... so many wonderful ideas for encouraging literacy in your kids.

Day3 - Just the Facts: The Nonfiction Book Hook
Host: Sarah Mulhern @The Reading Zone
This is the day for exploring the different genres of nonfiction (biography and memoir, science, nature, math, etc), as well as the use (or not) of historical fiction.

Day4 - Reading Through the Ages: Old Faves & New Classics
Host: Donalyn Miller @The Book Whisperer
Topics include "boy books" and "girl books," as well as newer titles that fit with some classics we loved as kids.

Day5 - Reading for the Next Generation
Host: Jen Robinson @Jen Robinson's Book Page
Join us as we talk about how to approach reading when your interests and your child's don't match. It may be that you don't like to read but your child does, how to raise the reader you're not, and dealing with the "pressure" of feeling forced to read.
Image Source : Elizabeth Dulemba

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