This year is the National Year of Reading!
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According to their website: The National Year of Reading 2012 is a collaborative project joining public libraries, government, community groups, media and commercial partners, and of course the public.
Because, despite our high literacy levels, many people in Australia struggle with basic tasks like reading a newspaper or following a recipe. As a result, the folk at NYR are working to connect people with resources to help them develop their ability to read.
In addition to this the NYR site has resources for those with an already established love of reading and a desire for inspiration. These resources can be reached through the Love Reading link at the top of the page.
To join in on the NYR you can support the many well-established reading programs on offer such as the Premier’s Reading Challenge and CBCA Book of the Year Awards.
You can also visit the NYR website and check out the events they are running and the resources they have created and shared and connect your students to the same.
Finally, you can make your reading conspicuous by taking your book to class, reading with the kids, reading to the kids and talking about your reading (and their reading) with them.