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Well written and well researched, this practical hands-on guide to defining and wooing reluctant readers is a must-read for librarians and teachers who work with adolescents. It is divided into three parts: "Tips That Work," "Titles That Work," and "Tools That Work." Reluctant readers are identified and interviewed as to why they do not want to read, and techniques are suggested for guiding them through required reading. Books that will engage nonreaders are listed by category, such as science fiction and fantasy, graphic novels, audiobooks, biography, and changing bodies. Among the many helpful lists are "Best Forty Magazines for Reluctant Readers" and "Turnaround Titles-Fifty-Seven Varieties of Great Reading Experiences." And there is a wonderful chapter on booktalking. A 12-question reading survey will enable librarians to ask their students about their reading interests and to provide feedback when planning programs or purchasing new materials.
—Kathleen A. NesterCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
|Pt. I||Tips that work||1|
|1||Who are reluctant readers?||7|
|2||Why are they reluctant to read?||17|
|3||How can we help?||35|
|4||What kinds of books work?||75|
|Pt. II||Titles that work||115|
|Turnaround titles - fifty-seven varieties of great reading experiences||117|
|Graphic novels and comics||191|
|Pt. III||Tools that work||229|