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What do adolescents care about? Chatting on-line with friends, movies, their favorite bands . . . but many are also avid readers. What motivates some of these "typical teens" to become lifelong readers and others to slide by with the minimum amount of assigned reading? Teri Lesesne says the key is finding the books that get them hooked in the first place.
In Making the Match she focuses on three distinct areas that will assist teachers and librarians in steering students to the literature they love:
A delightful feature of the book that will help inspire teachers and students alike—as well as underscore the concepts contained in the text—is a series of vignettes by popular, award-winning YA authors that offer glimpses into their own feelings and memories of books and reading. Authors include: Sharon Creech, Jack Gantos, Chris Crutcher, Mel Glenn, Paul Janeczko, and others.
The book concludes with an invaluable set of appendices providing an FAQ on YA literature, bibliographies of professional materials, books by the vignette authors, and over twenty booklists with hundreds of books organized by genre or topic, all with suggested grade levels.
|My Life as a Reader in a Stolen Moment Talkin' Blues||5|
|On Reading or a Reader Grows in Brooklyn||8|
|A Literary Quest||10|
|Exploring Feelings and Desires in Books||18|
|Finding the Meaning Myself||29|
|The Gift of Reading||40|
|What Reading Means to Me||47|
|The Richness of Books||49|
|The Hardy Boys Made Me Do It||51|
|A Reader, a Romantic||65|
|Writing to Make One Fall from Trees||82|
|Reading: Natural and Essential||99|
|Riding the Roller Coaster||101|
|Wondering What's Around the Bend||113|
|Books Make Life Easier||122|
|Teaching Kids to Love to Read||149|
|App.: Book Lists and Resources||150|
|Professional Works Cited||231|
Posted January 27, 2011
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