×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

For the Love of Reading: Guide to K-8 Reading Promotions
     

For the Love of Reading: Guide to K-8 Reading Promotions

by Nancy L. Baumann, Richard Allington (Foreword by)
 

See All Formats & Editions

This insightful book reviews the current research on literacy programming, examines the latest standards for strengthening reading skills, and provides educators, families, and caregivers methods for building successful reading habits in and out of the classroom.

• Includes a step-by-step implementation and explanation of each reading program

Overview

This insightful book reviews the current research on literacy programming, examines the latest standards for strengthening reading skills, and provides educators, families, and caregivers methods for building successful reading habits in and out of the classroom.

• Includes a step-by-step implementation and explanation of each reading program

• Features forms, book talks, recommended book lists, photographs, and valuable websites

• Provides literacy workshop agendas for parents and caregivers

• Offers methods for soliciting and working with literacy volunteers

• Each reading program is described in detail to facilitate replication at public schools, public libraries, and home-schools

• An extensive list of vendors, professional development materials, and websites offer additional teaching support

• Prepared book talks, reading lists, and templates for programs provide the basis for immediate implementation

• Reading programs proven successful in inner city, rural, and suburban elementary and middle schools as well as public libraries are included

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book is clearly written and meant to be a do-it-yourself manual for K–8 school librarians or reading teachers hoping to promote reading in their institution. As such it is strongly recommended if that is the need of the intended library." - ARBA

"This is an excellent resource for elementary and middle school librarians who want ideas for their day-to-day running of the library." - School Library Journal

School Library Journal
04/01/2015
In this era of increasing digital distractions, this timely and helpful how-to book provides a useful manual for starting promotional book programs at K-8 school libraries. Baumann, who teaches at the University of Missouri School of Information Science and Technology, provides detailed, step-by-step instructions for each promotional activity. The book is split up into categories broadly based on the target age demographic, such as the "Beary Special Readers Program" for young children and "Mock Newbery Club" or "Battle of the Books" for slightly older readers. Although specifically aimed towards school libraries, many of the options can be adapted easily for public libraries, such as the "Book Swap" or the "One Book One School Community Read." Each category provides a brief overview of the project's purpose and goals (helpful when seeking administrative approval or professional evaluation), a materials list, and, most importantly, step-by-step schedules and planning, including actual handouts and samples that can be copied and used. Even if some of the ideas aren't completely new, Baumann's presentation of specific lesson plans, fliers, and possible pitfalls is useful for the school librarian or public library practitioner. The only flaw is the lack of programs for the high school level. Although the title of this book indicates that it's aimed at those who work with elementary and middle schoolers, the book's introduction, which emphasizes the decrease in the number of teenagers reading for pleasure, suggests that the book might also address the needs of secondary school students. VERDICT This is an excellent resource for elementary and middle school librarians who want ideas for their day-to-day running of the library. —Evelyn Khoo Schwartz, Georgetown Day School, Washington, DC

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610691895
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2013
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

What People are Saying About This

Jim Trelease Author of The Read-Aloud Handbook
"A child spends more than eight times as many hours outside school than inside school. When schools partner with the home through read-alouds, the chances of raising a reader climb dramatically. Nancy Baumann offers creative but practical programs that entice parents and caregivers to partner with schools."
Author of The Read-Aloud Handbook - Jim Trelease

"A child spends more than eight times as many hours outside school than inside school. When schools partner with the home through read-alouds, the chances of raising a reader climb dramatically. Nancy Baumann offers creative but practical programs that entice parents and caregivers to partner with schools."

Meet the Author

Nancy L. Baumann, MLS, is instructor at the University of Missouri School of Information Science and Learning Technology, Columbia.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews