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Children’s Literacy Round-Up

12 January 2009

Welcome to the second installment of the children’s literacy and reading news round-up for 2009.  Last fall, Jen Robinson and I experimented with alternating the  job of publishing this post.  Jen sums up the results best: “This has helped to keep the round-ups manageable for us, even as the amount of children’s literacy and reading news seems to increase every week.” This week, Jen has pulled together another great Children’s Literacy Round-Up over at Jen Robinson’s Book Page. Here are a few things you won’t want to miss.

Here’s an item that was too late for the round-up. Check out “Unexpected Twist: Fiction Reading is Up,” Bob Thompson’s article in today’s Washington Post. The new NEA report on reading trends is out, and, according to Dana Gioia (outgoing NEA chair), ” the most significant growth has been among youjg adults.” In its previous report, just 5 years ago, this was the group shwoing the largets reading declines.  Not all of the news is good news, but let’s start Monday on a high note. You can order or read a PDF version of Reading on the Rise: A New Chapter in American Literacy.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 12 January 2009 1:20 pm

    That news from the NEA report about the rise in YA reading is GREAT news to start a Monday. Thanks for finding and adding that in – I’m still digging out my email this morning.

  2. 12 January 2009 6:26 pm

    I was so mad when I saw my post hadn’t gone through until almost 5:00pm… I try and get them ready ahead and have them scheduled to post at 10:00am… for whatever reason, that didn’t happen this time! We may all just have to extend Clean-Off-Your Desk Day another day!@

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