Medieval Knight--Read Me a Book!

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Medieval Knight—Read Me a Book! explains how to create stimulating programming by organizing a Guest Readers Program which invites volunteers to read stories related to their occupations or special interests. The program benefits all participants by fostering involvement, expanding students' view of the world, and encouraging literacy. Focusing on programming for upper elementary and middle school levels, Anderson offers specific program plans for Guest Readers representing the arts, language arts, science, ...

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Overview

Medieval Knight—Read Me a Book! explains how to create stimulating programming by organizing a Guest Readers Program which invites volunteers to read stories related to their occupations or special interests. The program benefits all participants by fostering involvement, expanding students' view of the world, and encouraging literacy. Focusing on programming for upper elementary and middle school levels, Anderson offers specific program plans for Guest Readers representing the arts, language arts, science, social studies, and sports. Each plan includes a suggestion for a read-aloud book, ideas for discussion topics and demonstrations, related books, poetry, music, videos, and follow-up activities. Her comprehensive guide, including tips on finding and recruiting Guest Readers, simplifies the entire process. Teachers, librarians, parents, youth counselors, scout leaders—anyone who works with children and wants to promote literacy while offering fun and stimulating programming—will want this book.

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Editorial Reviews

Book Report
...This is a must-have guide for anyone undertaking a guest reader or similar program. Highly Recommended.
Orana
...a treasure trove of good, practicable ideas expressed in a clear and lively style...highly recommended.
Library Lane
Educators and other adults who work with students K-6 will find many programming ideas.
VOYA
Reminding us that the correlation between reading and success is too significant to ignore andmore importantlythat children of all ages enjoy being read to, this sequel to FirefighterRead Me a Book! (Scarecrow, 1993) focuses on using guest readers in readaloud school programs. Anderson presents clear, easy to follow, and detailed plans for teachers and librarians, with arrangements for five career programs: ecologist, basketball player/coach, banker, journalist, and historian. Each program plan has suggestions and tips for finding the guest reader, scheduling time, selecting the readaloud book and alternate, activities to spark student interest, introduction and sample guest script, discussion topics, and demonstrations. A wide range of curricular ideas integrates the theme into all areas of instruction. Additional materials such as fiction with synopses, nonfiction, videos, songs, magazines, and poetry are listed with books rated by age level. Twentyfour additional program ideas are covered briefly with lessdetailed materials and program suggestions. The appendix supplies sample materialsnewspaper ad, letters to parents and/or potential guest readers, telephone script, confirmation letter, schedule, hints for reading aloud, and a press release. A thorough index makes locating information simple. This resource intended for use in upper elementary to middle school grades makes programming less stressful and timeconsuming for all involved. Index. Appendix. 1999, Scarecrow, Ages Adult, 256p, $27.50 pb. Reviewer: Cheryl Karp Ward
School Library Journal
All you need to know about organizing a Guest Readers Program for classrooms, schools, or libraries is gathered here in one slim volume. There are recipes for how to find the readers; lists of suggested books; related discussion topics and activities; as well as videos, magazines, songs, and poems to extend the programs. The book outlines several themes in detail to support guest readers from five particular careers: an ecologist, a basketball player, a banker, a journalist, and a historian. The final chapter highlights another 25 themes. Anderson's ideas are viable and interesting, and the resources cited are current and cover a wide spectrum of interest and ability levels from preschool through young adult. The useful appendix includes sample ads, letters to parents, hints on reading aloud, schedules, and press releases. A valuable addition.-Laura Hauser, DeKalb County Public Library, Decatur, GA Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810835177
  • Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Pages: 226
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Adrienne Wigdortz Anderson is a freelance writer whose professional credits include: producer of an award-winning television series for children, puppeteer, storyteller, and creative dramatics/music teacher. Anderson has received numerous awards for her creation of the Guest Readers Program.

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