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Susan Stephenson

Parents, teachers, and librarians from all over the world visit The Book Chook to find tips on encouraging kids to read, write, and create; articles about using technology to motivate kids' learning; and links to games, learning activities, and online fun. 

Susan Stephenson is the face behind The Book Chook, where she shares her passion for children's literacy, literature, and learning. Susan has taught Kindergarten to Year 6 in NSW primary schools, drama outside school to kids and young teens, and ESL in China. Currently, as well as pretending to be a chicken on her blog, she writes stories for children, and produces free PDF booklets for parents and teachers at www.susanstephenson.com.au

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by Susan Stephenson
Activities revolving around reading and writing poetry motivate our kids to play with language and enjoy it.
by Susan Stephenson
Help kids get a balanced reading diet by slipping a poem or rhyme into a spare moment of the day.
by Susan Stephenson
The computer can be a great encourager to start children writing.
by Susan Stephenson
Help children use their imaginations to bring their favorite stories to life.
by Susan Stephenson
Here are some ideas for children's writing that use photos of toys as their focus.
by Susan Stephenson
Try these ideas as writing prompts the next time your kids are stuck.
by Susan Stephenson
Here are some digital tools parents can use to tell stories with their children.
by Susan Stephenson
Just as comics may help reluctant readers change their minds about reading, online comic editors can offer hesitant writers a way to express themselves.
by Susan Stephenson
Oral storytelling itself is a great way to improve children's oral fluency and help them understand concepts that underpin literacy and literature.
by Susan Stephenson
The best way to help kids learn the alphabet is, in my opinion, via fun and games. Here are some resources you might like for your youngsters.

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