Bringing Mysteries Alive for Children and Young Adultsby Jeanette Larson
Kids love mysteries, and you will love promoting learning and literacy with this guide to the mystery genre! This book presents an introduction and a guide to using the various types of mysteries, including true crime, detective stories, ghosts and gothics, suspense, and many, many more! Engage learners and teach concepts within all subject areas! Content is ideal
Kids love mysteries, and you will love promoting learning and literacy with this guide to the mystery genre! This book presents an introduction and a guide to using the various types of mysteries, including true crime, detective stories, ghosts and gothics, suspense, and many, many more! Engage learners and teach concepts within all subject areas! Content is ideal for public librarians as well as school librarians.
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Jeanette Larson is a retired youth services manager from Pflugerville, TX.
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Bringing Mysteries Alive for Children and Young Adults By Jeanette Larson 'Mysteries are the most popular choice for free selection reading and offer teachers and librarians opportunities to attract reluctant readers, encourage the habit of reading, and challenge outstanding students to stretch their brains.' Bringing Mysteries Alive for Children and Young Adults by Jeanette Larson is an introduction to various types of mysteries as well as a guide to using the genre effectively in the library or classroom. Larson's mission is to 'hook kids on reading and promote learning with this handy reference to the mystery genre.' The content is ideal for school librarians and all subject area classroom teachers. Chapters include: an introduction to mystery, defining mystery, appreciating mystery, series mysteries, suggestions for curriculum integration and programming with mysteries. The first several chapters introduce us to the mystery genre and define the many different types of mysteries. Detective stories, suspense thrillers, crime stories, ghost and gothic stories as well as many more are introduced and explored. Larson also provides a list of suggested books for each subgenre. Chapter three examines the appeal of mysteries as well as the barriers to appreciating this genre. 'Children enjoy mysteries because they are curious about the world around them.' Some children, parents and teachers however are concerned that mysteries can lead to violence and crime. Larson addresses these concerns as well as several other barriers. Chapters four through six provide curriculum connections along with many creative programming ideas. Larson provides numerous suggestions and examples for discussion, writing, research, storytelling, games and craft activities. These activities cover a large range of student abilities and ages. The book concludes with a detailed appendix that includes an extensive annotated bibliography, an awards list, an online directory and a list of additional resources. This section is an excellent source for programming ideas as well as a collection development resource. Larson, a self proclaimed mystery fan, has provided a wonderful resource for the novice as well as the seasoned professional. Kids love mysteries, and teachers and librarians will love using this outstanding resource to promote literacy, learning and an excitement about the genre of mystery. For educators interested in exploring this genre with students, this book is an absolute must! REFERENCES Larson, Jeanette. Bringing Mysteries Alive for Children and Young Adults. Worthington, Ohio: Linworth Publishing, 2004.