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The SLA Resources Blog is designed to highlight new resources which we at the SLA think may be of interest to school librarians and to others working in related fields. The blog is available at https://www.sla.org.uk/resources-blog.php and can also be read via an RSS feed at https://www.sla.org.uk/sla-resources-rss.php.

Older blog posts are still available, though archived, on the website, but please check the date at the top of the post to make sure the offer or information is likely to be valid.

Browns are Bringing Literacy Resources to You!

Feedback from customers has found the decline in showrooms, reduced resources and time restraints a challenge for literacy co-ordinators sourcing educational content for students.

Browns Books for Students have endeavoured to find a solution to provide as many physical books as possible, including our handpicked collections and newly published titles directly to our customers.

Browns Books for Students have created a Mobile Educational Book Showroom in a double decker bus! Stocked with over 4000 books for the educational sectors.

Our Book Bus is an Alexander ALX400 low-floor Double Decker with a 2002 Dennis Trident 2 chassis that has been completely refurbished and customised to our unique requirements. Measuring 10.5metres long, 2.55metres wide and 4.4metres tall and fitted with an external awning, creating an amazing 50 sq. metre mobile experience.

The lower level of the bus is fitted with two electronic meeting spaces, with live terminals to research titles or receive demonstrations on our online ordering platform or our eBook platform, VLeBooks.

The top deck has been transformed into a mobile showroom with 17 bespoke shelves displaying over 4000 physical books.  We also have 8 electronic displays providing additional information on the content and educational resources.

With mobile stock scanners, users can enjoy browsing the books and scan titles to create selections. Utilise the ordering terminals to review selections and place orders, which are available to be dispatched the same day, or serviced to your bespoke requirements and arrive shelf ready for your library.

 

Getting Everyone Involved!

Why not have students or library representatives on our Book Bus to put together selections that both themselves and their peers consider of interest; and would like to see in their library?

We strongly believe that if patrons of their libraries feel connected and involved in selecting the content for the libraries, they will utilise the library service even more.

Anyone can use a stock scanner to create their selections for you to review and decide whether to purchase.

On board collections will provide Department Heads and Literacy co-ordinators an effective resource to compare and review teaching resources in one place. No need to see multiple reps, no travel, or biased heavy selling.

 

Bringing Literacy Resources to You!

We believe that accessibility to books is crucial and our Book Bus will give the opportunity not only to major cities, but to assist rural communities and educational establishments who are not fortunate to have a static bookstore/showroom.

Our Book Bus will give access to content on site, creating an exciting and unique experience whereby everyone can get involved in viewing titles and adding new stock into schools and community libraries.

 

For more information:

THE BOOK BUS Browns Books for Students, 22-28 George Street, Hull HU1 3AP, Marketing Manager: Nic Hales Tel 01482 384660 - Email nic.hales[at]brownsbfs.co.uk - brownsbfs.co.uk

Read Write Inc Open Days

On 19 March a selection of 'Model Schools' in the UK are inviting headteachers and literacy leads to attend an open day to see the Read Write Inc. education programme in practice. Attendees can find out how the programme, published by Oxford University Press, can improve literacy and help to decrease the 'word gap' between children from disadvantaged backgrounds and their more affluent peers.  

 

The open day will take place on Monday 19 March in Caerphilly, Cornwall, Derby, Norfolk, Romford, Wokingham, Birmingham and East Sussex at 'Model Schools' for Read Write Inc., and will be open to all headteachers and literacy leads in the local area. At the open day visitors can expect to find out how the Read Write Inc. programme is implemented in their schools and see the benefits of the programme and it is improving literacy. During the day, visitors will be able to observe lessons, meet other schools in the area, get advice on how to implement the programme and see the positive impact on behaviour across the school. 

 

One of the highlight factors of Read Write Inc. schools is that they are talk-a-lot schools where speaking and listening skills are developed through partner work. By developing children’s vocabulary, Read Write Inchelps to address problems associated with the ‘word gap’, recently highlighted by the government’s Department for Education single departmental plan. 

 

The ‘word gap’ has been identified in children from disadvantaged backgrounds, who by the age of 3 are on average almost a full year and a half behind their more affluent peers in language development. In the report the DoE make recommendations on how to eliminate the 'word gap' through education in order to improve social mobility and equality of opportunity, the Read Write Inc. programme is in line with this.

 

 “Our Model Schools demonstrate an inspirational passion and excitement for teaching. Their attention to detail and focus on continuous professional development
marks them out and is the key to their success in getting every child to read by 6. No child should get left behind and with the right teaching and assessments we can ensure

every child is understood and the gaps in their knowledge identified and addressed.”

Ruth Miskin, Creator of Read Write Inc.

 

For more information on which schools are taking part and to book a place at one of the schools teachers can visit this webpage: https://global.oup.com/education/content/primary/series/rwi/model-schools-open-morning/?region=uk

 

Or for booking enquiries please email oxfordprimaryevents[at]oup.com  

 

                                 

For more information, images or to speak to one of the experts at OUP Education please contact publicist: Laura Smythe m: 07881555530 or email: laurasmythecontact[at]gmail.com

 

Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP t: 01865 354579

www.oxfordprimary.co.uk/readwriteinc Twitter: [at]OUPPrimary Facebook: [at]oxfordeducationuk

Stop press - 30% off Facet titles for members!

Facet Publishing is the leading specialist imprint for library and information professionals. They publish cutting-edge content written by practitioners, researchers and sector leaders around the world, capturing ideas, intelligence and thought leadership for fellow librarians, information professionals and information scientists worldwide. Facet's latest publications cover a wide range of subjects including:

  • Information science

  • Archives, records management and preservation

  • Information literacy

  • Copyright

  • Data librarianship

  • Digital scholarship

  • And much more!

Facet would like to work in partnership with the SLA to offer our members a time-limited discount of 30% on the list price of orders submitted between now and 1st December 2017. You can access a PDF version of the publisher's catalogue here or alternatively use their online catagloge here . To order, send an email to info[at]facetpublishing.co.uk with details of the books you want, address details and quoting the code FACETSLA17. Thanks to Facet for such an excellent offer, perhaps now would be a good time to stock up on professional development titles! 

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European language magazines

Those of you that have students learning foreign languages might want to subscribe to these wonderful language magazines for children and young people from European Schoolbooks Ltd. Each subscription entitles you to 5 issues during the year and ELi magazines are available in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Latin. They are also available for pupils who are learning English, which makes them useful for any students whose native tongue is not English in your school.

You can choose the language level of the magazines that you want and they are available from A1-C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, equivalent to Key Stages 2 to 4. You can view them here.

Always up-to-date

ELi magazines are packed with the latest news about famous people (singers, sporting heroes, actors etc.) and current events in the countries and regions where the language is spoken, as well as more general topics of interest for young readers such as music, film and global issues.

Intercultural understanding

High-quality photos, engaging activities, wide-ranging reports and interviews all stimulate learning about the culture and traditions of the countries in which each language is spoken.

Teaching units

Each magazine is both a great read and a self-contained teaching resource. The vocabulary, grammatical structures and functions - introduced via original glossaries - are repeated throughout the issue to support the language learning process.

Great Value!

European Schoolbooks are very aware of the financial constraints many of us are working under so they try hard to keep subscription fees reasonable, annual subscriptions comprise 5 issues per year, from October to May and have much to endear them to foreign language teachers and librarians:

  • Full, A4, colour format with 16 pages
  • Durable, good-quality paper
  • Superb photos and graphics
  • Inserts such as games and pull-outs at the lower-ability levels
  • Free online audio recordings (not available for Russian and Latin)
  • Free UK delivery

1 annual subscription: £16.00

2-5 subscriptions (of the same title): £10.00 each

6 or more subscriptions (of the same title): £8.50 each

ELi magazines are available exclusively in the UK and Ireland from European Schoolbooks Ltd. View samples online and order your subscription on the website.

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