The Year 7 Readers Club is up and away

The Y7 Readers Club has been meeting every Tuesday at lunchtime since the beginning of 2019. It's convened by me and Mrs Weber from the junior school library. This was initially conceived of as a way of supporting the transition of some of our newer students to the senior school library spaces and collections, and … Continue reading The Year 7 Readers Club is up and away

YEAR 7 WIDE READING

This term in the Arthur Holt Library we have been fortunate to have the opportunity to work with all of year 7 on a Wide Reading programme in collaboration with the English Department. The Wide Reading lessons are being conducted on a fortnightly basis during timetabled English classes. The unit is comprised of 4 core … Continue reading YEAR 7 WIDE READING

Readers who teach: A professional learning conversation

What was the last book you read? Not for work or an assignment or because your book club forced you. What was the last book you read because you chose to, for nothing more than your own pleasure in the experience? Some people struggle to answer this. Their first thought might be a mental archaeological dig … Continue reading Readers who teach: A professional learning conversation

What are you reading now?

What are you reading now? This is a question I am asked by (and ask of) students and staff regularly. And, yes, I have the New York Public Library tote bag to match! According to author, entrepreneur and journalist, William Schwalbe, this question can change lives, creating a shared universe for people who are otherwise … Continue reading What are you reading now?

YEAR 7 Wide Reading  – Reader Predictions

“SUCCESSFUL READING is, in some respects akin to successful detective work.” (Cramer, 1970) The essential element of making predictions while reading is exquisitely portrayed by Cramer (1970) in his article ‘Setting Purposes and Making Predictions: Essential to critical reading’. He describes the way Sherlock Holmes instructs his close friend Watson in the ‘art of deducing … Continue reading YEAR 7 Wide Reading  – Reader Predictions

An Inky Review! In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black

"The Inky Awards recognise high-quality young adult literature, with the long-list and shortlist selected by young adults, and the winners voted for online by the teen readers of InsideaDog.com.au. There are two awards: the Gold Inky Award for an Australian book, and the Silver Inky Award for an international book." - Insideadog.com.au This review was written by … Continue reading An Inky Review! In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black

An Inky Review! Turtles all the way down by John Green

"The Inky Awards recognise high-quality young adult literature, with the long-list and shortlist selected by young adults, and the winners voted for online by the teen readers of InsideaDog.com.au. There are two awards: the Gold Inky Award for an Australian book, and the Silver Inky Award for an international book." - Insideadog.com.au Alexander Scott (12ST) was challenged … Continue reading An Inky Review! Turtles all the way down by John Green

Think | Play | Discuss

Think  To direct one's mind towards someone or something; use one's mind actively to form connected ideas. Play To engage in an activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than serious or practical purpose. Discuss To talk or write about a topic in detail, taking into account different issues and ideas. As a librarian... I am … Continue reading Think | Play | Discuss

Which Book Changed Your Life?

When I started in the library in Term 4 last year, Ms Gaspari handed me an Avant Guard postcard with the details of a “Changed My Life” campaign, an initiative of the Copyright Agency. Her words were simply “ To get you into ‘Library land’ I would like to extend the challenge to you to … Continue reading Which Book Changed Your Life?