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Update 11 December 2014 - Reading through Summer

Update 11 December 2014 - Reading through Summer - cross posted from Literacy Online and ;

Kia ora,

Here we are in the penultimate week of the 2014 school year.  Now is the time for us to focus on ways of reducing the summer reading drop off!  We have started a Crowded Sourced Doc - Reading through summer to gather together ideas to support, inspire and encourage our learners to read through summer, and this week’s update shares a selection of links to previous posts and articles.

Reading through summer links:

Reading through summer - crowd sourced doc

Reading at home

Summer reading: a strategic approach

Schools supporting summer reading

Teachers supporting summer reading

The summer slide and summer reading research

27 results in total to be found on the National Library Site - check them out and see what you can try with your learners and families

2014 #manaiakalani innovative teacher inquiry by @KMKirkpatrick


This week posts on the mailing list have been on:


Connected 2014 The focus of the Connected 2014 series is on the Nature of Science strand and the science capability: Use evidence to support ideas.

Connected 2014 Level 2 – How Do You Know?

Connected 2014 Level 3 – Why Is That?

Connected 2014 Level 4 – What's the Evidence?

Children’s authors around New Zealand:

The purpose of this resource is to find out from professional authors what their tips are for writing and growing writers. These tips could be helpful for planning your new year. This week we are showcasing Juliette MacIver, who writes picture books and early readers for young children that are full of frolic and delight.


From the VLN:

Anne’s Literacy Links and Look ups…

  • Reading Doctor: prescription #11 New Zealand Book Council resident Reading Doctor Kate De Goldi recommends a rich and broad range of YA books for eager 12-year-olds who want to keep expanding their book selections, minus the really scary reads. And if the children in your life have a reading ailment, ask the Reading Doctor now:


Have a fabulous week!

Ngā mihi nui

Anne Kenneally

Literacy Online Facilitator

CORE Education


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