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The advice you need to transform reluctant readers! It may sometimes seem impossible to get some kids to read, but YA experts Patrick Jones, Maureen Hartman, and Patricia Taylor believe in some proven tips, titles, and tools to make the impossible happen. They show you how to entice reluctant readers, what types of books are most likely to grab and keep their interest, and how to connect different kinds of readers with different genres (graphic novels, realistic fiction, mystery, fantasy, magazines, nonfiction, short stories, and more). The featured lists include over 600 sure-fire books, magazines, and series:
• Best Books for Struggling Middle School Readers
• Best Books for Boys of All Ages
• Best New Adult Fiction and Classics for Teens
• Best Turn-Around Titles that Get Non-Readers Reading
• Best Magazines and Comic Books You will also find quick and easy guidance for using booktalks (including 50 ready-to-use scripts), reading surveys, and an exhaustive bibliography of resources to consult. Throughout the book, popular YA authors—Michael Cart, Rachel Cohn, R.L. Stine, and many more—share their thoughts on teen reading and how they entice their readers. Patrick Jones—winner of ALA's 2006 Grolier Award for stimulation and guidance of reading by children and young people—Maureen Hartman, and Patricia Taylor have assembled the one-stop resource you need to transform reluctant readers.
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|