More Reading Connections: Bringing Parents, Teachers, and Librarians Together

More Reading Connections: Bringing Parents, Teachers, and Librarians Together

by Elizabeth Knowles, Martha Smith
     
 

Here are more great topics and sample book club sessions to help you start a book club and keep it going! Chapters in this volume cover humor, families, social issues, folklore and mythology, sports, magazines, picture books as art, censorship, the Internet, middle school readers, gender bias, booktalks, and the arts. For each genre, the authors offer a general

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Here are more great topics and sample book club sessions to help you start a book club and keep it going! Chapters in this volume cover humor, families, social issues, folklore and mythology, sports, magazines, picture books as art, censorship, the Internet, middle school readers, gender bias, booktalks, and the arts. For each genre, the authors offer a general overview, discussion questions, a bibliography, resources for further reading, and appropriate Web sites. If you want to promote literacy and involve parents in the reading program, you'll love this book and its companion, The Reading Connection.

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VOYA - Voya Reviews
Intended to serve as a model for establishing successful book clubs for young persons in grades K through eight, this title approaches the task from several directions. It begins by offering suggestions for how to go about gathering participants and for structuring useful guidelines. It discusses planning, meeting format, and acquisition of books. Subsequent chapters cover possible thematic topics for book clubs to tackle, such as the arts, humor, families, folklore, and censorship. Each chapter opens with an overview of the theme, followed by guided reading questions. A School Library Journal article on the topic follows, designed to generate discussion in an open forum. Next are several article annotations, an annotated bibliography, and a bibliography. The concluding chapter provides suggestions for expanding the book club, a possible cumulative questionnaire, and a reference list for teachers and parents. Most of the book will serve well its intended audience. The chapter on magazines, however, misses the mark. It does not include a probing article on magazine selection for young people, and the annotated list of magazines is sadly lacking in scope, especially pertaining to the young adult market. Nevertheless this worthy title for the library professional working with children and young adults is a useful guide for setting up and maintaining a book club. Biblio. Further Reading. 1999, Libraries Unlimited, Ages Adult, 175p, $26.50 Oversize pb. Reviewer: Leslie Carter
School Library Journal
This follow-up to The Reading Connection (Libraries Unlimited, 1997) presents information about starting and participating in elementary and middle school book clubs. The authors introduce 13 topics such as the arts, humor, families in transition, folklore and mythology, sports fiction, the Internet, and banned books. Each chapter contains guided reading questions, a related journal article (many from Book Links, the Horn Book, and School Library Journal), and an additional annotated list of articles. An annotated bibliography of five to eight children's books, a lengthy list of juvenile titles divided according to interest by gender and reading level, and Web sites are also included. Although there is nothing new or in-depth in this volume, it is a useful general tool for anyone looking to establish a forum to talk about children's books, especially when combined with titles such as Shireen Dodson's The Mother-Daughter Book Club (HarperCollins, 1997) and Kathleen Odean's Great Books for Girls (1997) and Great Books for Boys (1998, both Ballantine).-Shelley Woods, Gutman Library of Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Booknews
Presents suggested topics and sample book club sessions, along with annotated lists of books, to help educators launch a book club for children in grades K-8. Following the same format as the authors' popular , this work highlights suggested readings within the framework of 13 new subject areas, including humor, social issues, sports fiction, banned books, and gender equity. Each chapter offers an overview, guided reading questions, a journal article, and annotated lists of articles and reading materials. The authors work with students at a middle school in Florida. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563087233
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/15/1999
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
5 - 13 Years

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