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Getting teens to read, much less enjoy classic literary fiction is an on-going challenge for educators and librarians. However, Holly Koellingauthor, YA librarian, and booktalker extraordinaire-offers a variety of techniques for rising to that challenge and successfully selecting, presenting, and connecting teens with great literature in the library and in school. This book defines classics and discusses why they are important, then provides a step-by-step process for finding the hooks that attract teens, educating yourself about classic literature, and motivating and inspiring readers. This is an upbeat, information-packed guide that anyone working with teen readers will refer to again and again.
Readers' advisory techniques employing the genre approach, appeal features, and other lures are discussed along with a variety of programs and promotions that will help teens more deeply appreciate the classics they readfrom booktalks, booklists, and displays to readers' theatre, teen book clubs, and reviews. Brimming with anecdotes and practical examples, Classic Connections also includes an extensive bibliography of classics for teens and professional resources. This is an upbeat, information-packed guide, and if you work with teen readers, you'll refer to it again and again. When you're through, you might just have the teens fighting over these important works!
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|Series:||Libraries Unlimited Professional Guides for Young Adult Librarians Series|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.87(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
HOLLY KOELLING is Young Adult/Reference Librarian, Bothell Regional Library, King County Library System, Washington, and a reviewer for Booklist, among other professional journals.
Table of Contents
Laying the Groundwork
What Are the Classics and What's in Them for Teens?
Get to Know the Classics: READ!
Understand the Classics without a Ph.D.
Make Sense of Teens as Growing People and as Readers
Find and Combine Classics to Attract Teens Readers
Making It Happen
Develop, Maintain, and Display Your Classics Collection for Teens
Be a Successful Classics Readers' Advisor with Teens in Your Library or School
Fit Classics into Teen Reading Programs and Other Activities
Booktalk the Classics to Teens
Promote the Classics in Schools and Your Teen Community
Appendix A: An Annotated List of Free Full-Text Classics Online
Appendix B: An Annotated List of Resources about Classics and the Canon
Appendix C: More Classics Lists, Fiction and Nonfiction