Reading Promotion

Making our collections work for all our students

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Something for us all - promoting reading

For SLANZA Auckland Term 2 PD we are lucky to have a range of experts presenting tips on learning to read and how we can improve the reading experience for our students. They are:

Jeremy Drummond from SPELD speaking about Dyslexia and how we can help our students

Lisa Allcott from National Library will share her conference presentation - 20 Frozen Chickens - advice on keeping our collections current

Jo Buchan from National Library will share her wisdom on independent reading and helping our students select books - The art of helping students choose books they'll enjoy.

Reading Promotion

Saturday, June 9th, 9:30am-12:30pm

National Library of New Zealand, 8 Stanley St, Parnell, Auckland

Small charge for great PD -

SLANZA members $20

Non-members $30

Some free parking is available behind the National Library

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Format of this event

9.30-10.20 Jeremy Drummond (EO SPELD) - Reading/learning disability eg Dyslexia and how we can help

10.30-11.15 Lisa Allcott (Nat. Lib.) - 20 Frozen Chickens a helpful guide to weeding and keeping your collection current

11.15-11.45 Morning Tea

11.45-12.30 Jo Buchan (Senior Specialist Developing Readers, Nat. Lib.) - The art of helping students choose books they'll enjoy

In the 2016 State of Kids & Reading, Scholastic Australia report 74% of students from the ages of 6-17 said: “I’d read more if I could find more books I liked…”

Helping students find ‘just the right book’ requires students have access to a diverse range of reading resources and reading role models – at school these are librarians, teachers and school leaders who read, know children’s literature and have a good knowledge of their students. It is only then they can recommend and guide students to reading possibilities.

In this session we’ll explore strategies for helping students select books they’ll enjoy reading, and tips for encouraging Free Voluntary Reading as part of a whole-school reading culture, not just among students, but among teachers and school leaders.

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