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Evidence of change: the just read project

By Gabrielle Mace, Merrilyn Lean

Issue 124, Term 1 2023

Queenwood is an independent, non-denominational Kindergarten to Year 12 girls school. In 2020 we introduced the Just Read program, aiming to  build a reading culture within our school and improve the literacy skills of our students. The Just Read project reflects best practice, its design stemming f

Helping literacy learners: the vital role of librarians

By Kerrie Shanahan

Issue 122, Term 3 2022

We all love that feeling of being lost in a book, fully engrossed in a novel or an interesting biography. As educators it’s also wonderful to see children immersed in books when they too have developed a love of reading.  For this to happen, it’s essential that students develop the skills needed to

Everyday ELLA ideas for reading


Issue 116, Term 1 2021

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School Library Spotlight: Forest Hill College

By Helen Farch

Issue 117, Term 2 2021

h project conducted by Deakin University and Queensland University of Technology. At a local level though, we are working on building our school-wide reading culture – getting all staff involved so that the students see that the main adults in their lives also read for pleasure. I’d like to extend t

The magic of school libraries

By Belinda Cameron

Issue 115, Term 4 2020

As we seek to establish and maintain vital connections with our students, staff, teachers and families, special events within our library spaces are central to the work of connected communities. Stories are central to the work of teacher librarians. The story of Harry Potter is so engaging that at M

Reading Australia: bringing Australian stories into the classroom

By Adam Suckling

Issue 116, Term 1 2021

Reading Australia was created by the Copyright Agency in 2013 to assist Australian teachers to teach books by Australian writers in the classroom. The Copyright Agency is a not-for-profit organisation with more than 37,000 members, who are mainly Australian writers, artists and publishers. We negoti

The time to read

By Gabrielle Mace, Merrilyn Lean

Issue 117, Term 2 2021

As educators we often lament that our students are no longer reading books for enjoyment. Sadly, our students are not alone. With an ever growing curriculum and the frenetic pace of the academic school year many teachers are reading for enjoyment far less than ever before – or worse, not at all. In

Dystopian literature: more than just the end of the world to teens

By Jessica Finden

Issue 123, Term 4 2022

may not frequent the library have a new opportunity to engage with the space and resources. If the school has the aim of building on or expanding its reading culture, one of the best ways to do so is to engage staff (Buchan, 2020) and this is made easier by showing staff the benefits of using litera