Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want--and Why We Should Let Them (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

Reading Unbound: Why Kids Need to Read What They Want--and Why We Should Let Them (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, Michael W. Smith, Sharon Fransen
     
 

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The book is divided into two parts: Part One provides an in-depth exploration of the nature and variety of the pleasure avid adolescent readers experience through their out-of-school reading. Part Two identifies and explains the genres teen readers most enjoy—romance, vampires, dystopian fiction, and science fiction/fantasy. The authors explore what we can

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The book is divided into two parts: Part One provides an in-depth exploration of the nature and variety of the pleasure avid adolescent readers experience through their out-of-school reading. Part Two identifies and explains the genres teen readers most enjoy—romance, vampires, dystopian fiction, and science fiction/fantasy. The authors explore what we can learn from teens’ pleasure reading and the implications for instruction in this era of Common Core State Standards. They also suggest ways to make pleasure more central to the work we do in schools!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780545708098
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2014
Sold by:
Scholastic, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

Dr. Jeffrey Wilhelm is an internationally-known teacher, author, and presenter. His interests include team teaching, co-constructing inquiry-driven curriculum with students, and pursuing teacher research. His recent research agenda includes studying how student reading, writing, and thinking can be supported through the use of art, drama, and technology. Most recently, he studied adolescent boys and their reading, attitudes, aspirations, and the school opportunities available to them for actualizing and performing different ways of being literate. He is particularly interested in supporting the learning of students who are often considered to be reluctant or resistant. A classroom teacher for fifteen years, Dr. Jeffrey Wilhelm is currently Professor of English Education at Boise State University, where he teaches courses in middle and secondary level literacy. He works in local schools as part of the Professional Development Site Network, and teaches middle and high school students each spring. He is the founding director of the Maine Writing Project and the Boise State Writing Project.

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