Promoting Great Reads to Improve Teen Reading: Core Connections with Booktalks and More
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Author(s): Lucy Schall
Pages: 259 • Volumes: 1 • Size: 6 1/8x9 1/4
Paperback Price: $45.00
ISBN/ISSN: 9781440834929
Support current educational initiatives with a ready-to-use tool that will help you with selection, motivation, and skill building relative to titles published within the last five years.

New demands by Common Core and other national and state standards mean teachers and librarians need support in pairing high-interest content with skill building that speaks to those standards. This hands-on, research-based resource will help. Covering 100 titles, it guides you to topics, themes, values, and activities that meet national and state standards. The book's organization—by genres, topics, and themes—will enable librarians to serve customers with specific requests and help teachers build thematic units.

Focusing on recent young adult fiction and nonfiction (2010–2014), the guide offers a succinct plot summary, links to popular themes and genres, indication of reading levels, and an engaging booktalk for each title. It also includes guidelines for further promoting each book and extending knowledge through discussion. The author, a former middle and high school teacher, demonstrates how you can foster close reading through paraphrasing, comparison, and response and explains how to strengthen critical thinking among teens. Lists of related titles and notes on gender appeal can be used for readers' advisory.

• Helps librarians promote new fiction and nonfiction to teens and to build literacy
• Supports the new national and state standards through learning extensions
• Offers read-alikes for titles popular with teens
• Features skill-building exercises
• Includes selection criteria that speak to appropriateness and appeal

Author Info
Lucy Schall is a retired middle and high school teacher and a book reviewer for VOYA. Her published work includes six acclaimed booktalking guides, including Libraries Unlimited's Teen Talkback with Interactive Booktalks! and Teen Genre Connections: From Booktalking to Booklearning, both selections for the VOYA Five-Foot Bookshelf award. She also wrote Libraries Unlimited's Value-Packed Booktalks: Genre Talks and More for Teen Readers. Schall holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in Education from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA.

Entry ID: 2171624

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