Meet My New Book Tracking Addiction: Bookout

I’m rarely on the cutting edge of anything. That being said, somehow I managed to discover Bookout the week it launched in December.

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If you want to better track your reading this year, this app sounds awesome!

Meet My New Book Tracking Addiction: Bookout

25 More Outstanding Podcasts for Readers

Last year I highlighted 25 of the best bookish podcasts on iTunes and there were a few comments from people who were just a tad bit overwhelmed by all the new listening material. Well, prepare to be overwhelmed again. Here are 25 MORE outstanding podcasts for book lovers!

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Ready for part two? This is all really a ploy for me to try and convince more people to list to podcasts, because I don’t feel like enough people do and they are great!

25 More Outstanding Podcasts for Readers

25 Outstanding Podcasts for Readers

Looking for something to spice up your commute? Look no further! There are hundreds of bookish podcasts on iTunes and there’s something for everyone. Here are twenty-five of the best.

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I love podcasts, and the fact that there are plenty out there for readers, authors and folks just interested in literacy news is such a pleasure! Check these podcasts out, if you’re interested, and don’t forget to also check out Book Riot’s own podcasts!

25 Outstanding Podcasts for Readers

36 Ways To Have A More Bookish Fall

How many fun bookish things did you take on this summer? After rounding up 33 ways to make your summer a little more literary, I couldn’t help but think about how fall — the beautiful time of year when everything feels so crisp, so ripe, smells delicious, and holds the promise of the Best Spooky Holiday Ever — is another opportunity to take one’s reading life through more fun adventures.

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Some really pretty advice for the coming season!

36 Ways To Have A More Bookish Fall

A Classroom Culture’s Impact on Students’ Reading Success by Emily Visness

In the classrooms where I work, I try to help students find reading success using all the strategies in building classroom culture that I’ve learned from the excellent co-teachers I’ve worked with over the years. I am thankful to those talented teachers who tirelessly promote reading and always do what’s best for kids, rather than what’s easiest for adults. I hope they know how much I’ve learned from them, and how fortunate students are to have them. Our middle schoolers may not readily admit it, but they enjoy stories, and as teachers it’s important to build a classroom culture that makes accessing those stories possible for every type of reader.

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The best time of any elementary or middle school day for me was when they let us have free time. I’d jump out of my seat and race to the back of the room where the bookcase could usually be, a short contraption that’s easily accessible for small children, and snatch up a book I had doggy-eared from a previous session. Then I’d curl up on the floor or back in my seat with my friends and continue whatever adventure I had left. It helped that our teachers greatly encouraged our love of reading by reading books out-loud in class during ‘snack time’. The last thing you’d want in an elementary/middle school teacher is an attitude towards books that starts and stops at book reports and assignments.

A Classroom Culture’s Impact on Students’ Reading Success by Emily Visness