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Promoting Reading for selected target groups in the USA

Babies, Infants, Families

READY! for kindergarten (US-American programme)

http: / / www.readyforkindergarten.org

READY! for Kindergarten is an educational program for parents who want their children to have a successful learning experience. It offers families’ readiness skills called Kindergarten targets, tools and training about children`s early learning years, birth to five years old. Children who are taught these skills at home get off to a great start at school. The goal of the READY! for Kindergarten program is to provide information to parents about how their child learns at each age level, along with [ ... ]  

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Infants, Children, Youth

Readers Are Leaders - US reading programme

http: / / www.everybodywins.org / index.php? / weblog / 2_programs_readers_are_leaders /

A one-on-one literacy and mentoring programme by EVERYBODY WINS, `Readers Are Leaders` matches older students with younger students for weekly one hour read-aloud sessions. Like Power Lunch, it operates during lunchtime. Offered in select cities, Readers Are Leaders focuses on fostering the enjoyment of reading among all participating students. Kindergarten and 1st grade student mentees benefit from bolstered reading skills and confidence. By engaging 7th and 8th graders as mentors for their younger [ ... ]  

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Power Lunch - US reading programme for primary school pupils

http: / / everybodywins.org / powerlunch

POWER LUNCH! is the original mentoring programme launched by the non-profit organisation Everybody Wins, where elementary school students from lower income families are paired with adult volunteers who read to them aloud. The concept is that once a week, for one hour, one adult reads to one child, one book at a time. The programme has been carried out since 1981 and evaluation studies have shown that this way, the academic performance and competence of the children have improved considerably, not only with [ ... ]  

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Story Time - US reading programme

http: / / www.everybodywins.org / index.php? / weblog / 2_programs /

An initiative by the non-profit organisation EVERYBODY WINS! Story Time brings storytellers and local authors into elementary schools to perform for students, bringing stories to life through music, dance and audience participation.  

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EVERYBODY WINS! - POWER LUNCH proven results (US reading programme)

http: / / everybodywins.org / provenresults

POWER LUNCH! is the original mentoring programme launched by the non-profit organisation Everybody Wins, where elementary school students from lower income families are paired with adult volunteers who read to them aloud. The scheme was evaluated by independent organisations twice, and results show an impact on reading motivation, comprehension and achievement as well as confidence and social competencies such as classroom behaviour, attention spans. According to the website, POWER LUNCH participants score [ ... ]  

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Read Across America on March 2

http: / / www.nea.org / grants / 886.htm

The National Education Association annually sponsors Read Across America. Now in its twelfth year, the program focuses on how important it is to motivate children to read, in addition to helping them master basic skills. The nationwide reading celebration takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of children`s author Dr. Seuss. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, community centers, and more participate by bringing together kids and books. 

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“Project Read“ for primary school pupils (USA)

http: / / www.literacyconnections.org / project-read.htm

Project READ was designed to give children a happy, positive experience with books and with reading before it is too late. When children attend Project READ, they sit in a group in their classroom with a volunteer who comes once or twice a month to read to them. They use a “diaologic reading“ approach, that encourages discussion during and after the story. The reading is a participatory experience. When the session is over, the book is donated to the classroom to help build a classroom library-and to give [ ... ]  

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Dolly Parton´s Imagination Library (USA,Canada,United Kingdom)

http: / / www.imaginationlibrary.com

In 1996, the US-American singer Dolly Parton launched the Dollywood Foundation and began funding library services for preschool children (Dolly`s Imagination Libraries), now in the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom (since 2001). Each month, the enrolled children receive a book by mail on a rotation system: the Library thereby cooperates with communities for registering the children, a publisher and mail delivery service. In 2009 a total number of 1 068 communities participated, reaching out to nearly [ ... ]  

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Children, Families

Team Read Programme (one-one-reading programme)

http: / / www.readingfoundation.org / Team-Read-Facts.jsp

Team Read is a program of the National Children’s Reading Foundation that has provided one-on-one reading tutoring to select elementary schools in the Kennewick School District since 2000. 

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Children, Youth

EW! Book Club - US reading programme

http: / / www.everybodywins.org / index.php? / weblog / 2_programs /

A project hosted by the organisation EVERYBODY WINS, which promotes the literacy skills of children from lower income families. In EW! Book Clubs, groups of 4th and 5th grade students and their adult reading mentors select a book to read each month. On a specified day, the Club gathers for a group discussion led by the school librarian or reading mentor.  

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Technikwoche für Teenager in den USA

http: / / www.ala.org / ala / mgrps / divs / yalsa / teentechweek / ttw09 / home.cfm

The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), the fastest growing division of the American Library Association (ALA), announces Teen Tech Week, a new YALSA celebration aimed at getting teens to use their libraries for the different technologies that are offered there, such as DVDs, databases, audiobooks, electronic games and more. Teen Tech Week was firstly celebrated in March 2007. 

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Youth, Adults

Annual Spelling Bee

http: / / www.literacyconnections.org / spelling-bee.htm

The Community Spelling BEE is a signature event held each year in March in Dutchess County. The BEE directly supports literacy services for adults & children. Teams of 2 come together & spell. The teams with the highest scores go to the final round and get prizes and special awards. Spellers come from the community and Sponsors can send their own teams. Teams are comprised of high school & college students, and adults. 

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For everyone

Library Lovers` Month in February in the USA

http: / / www.librarysupport.net / librarylovers /

Library-Lovers-Month_in_the_USALibrary Lovers` Month is a month-long celebration of school, public, and private libraries of all types. This is a time for everyone, especially library support groups, to recognize the value of libraries and to work to assure that the Nation`s libraries will continue to serve.


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BookCrossing in the USA


Logo BookCrossingGrounded in the idea that books that have been read once should not simply be left to collect dust, but rather be shared with other readers, the BookCrossing project was established by US-American Ron Hornbaker (Idaho), and it spread all over the world once its website was launched (www.bookcrossing.com) in 2001. The bookcrossing concept [ ... ]

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