Archive for the 'Literacy' Category

Reading Research

Digital Practices for Reading Study  Researchers “used an academic resilience framework to explore how adolescents from low socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds overcame adversity and achieved high levels of reading proficiency. Our main aim was to investigate whether digital reading practices and reading engagement (reading motivation and metacognitive strategies) could act […]

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Secondary School Reading Study in England

A recent study of reading achievement of students in England’s secondary schools revealed several factors that predicted reading gains: leadership of reading such as a deputy head of literacy lead, regular assessment to accurately determine students’ reading needs, training staff on emerging reading strategies, highly skilled librarians to select and […]

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International Literacy Association Report about School Librarians

The International Literacy Association published a new report about the leadership of school librarians, which may be access at https://www.literacyworldwide.org/docs/default-source/where-we-stand/the-essential-leadership-of-school-librarians.pdf?sfvrsn=f80c5216_6&fbclid=IwAR1BakLc6z83Q4PUXkHTsufjc9OAPym4BxY6nxXMKOSDHhbUWp3Ba9-6-z4

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Information Literacy Book

Librarians know that information literacy is much more complex and nuanced than the basic library research skill that it’s often portrayed as; in fact, as outlined by the ACRL Framework, research is a contextual activity. But the settings in which we teach often constrain our ability to take a more […]

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Impact of low literacy levels among U.S. adults

“A new study by Gallup on behalf of the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy finds that low levels of adult literacy could be costing the U.S. as much $2.2 trillion a year. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 54% of U.S. adults 16-74 years old – about 130 million people – lack […]

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American Library Association Conference: Focus on Literacy and Reading

This year, the American Library Association (ALA) held their annual conference virtually. While it limited networking, it also enabled more people to attend (because of cost, travel expenses, time). Furthermore, several sessions were available online on demand, so one could potentially attend more sessions than if attending physically. I was […]

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Longitudinal Literacy Study

Dr. Stephen Krashen, international linguistics scholar, and his colleagues have completed the third phase of his longitudinal study of significant factors in children’s levels of literacy. Using the PIRLS test, he found that school libraries and their collections were the main contributing factor, and made up for some of the […]

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