Connecting with Reluctant Teen Readers: Tips, Titles, and Tools

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Neal-Schuman Publishers, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 314 pages
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The advice you need to transform reluctant readers! It may sometimes seem impossible to get some kids to read, but YA experts Patrick Jones, Maureen Hartman, and Patricia Taylor believe in some proven tips, titles, and tools to make the impossible happen. They show you how to entice reluctant readers, what types of books are most likely to grab and keep their interest, and how to connect different kinds of readers with different genres (graphic novels, realistic fiction, mystery, fantasy, magazines, nonfiction, short stories, and more). The featured lists include over 600 sure-fire books, magazines, and series: * Best Books for Struggling Middle School Readers * Best Books for Boys of All Ages * Best New Adult Fiction and Classics for Teens * Best Turn-Around Titles that Get Non-Readers Reading * Best Magazines and Comic Books You will also find quick and easy guidance for using booktalks (including 50 ready-to-use scripts), reading surveys, and an exhaustive bibliography of resources to consult. Throughout the book, popular YA authors--Michael Cart, Rachel Cohn, R.L. Stine, and many more--share their thoughts on teen reading and how they entice their readers. Patrick Jones--winner of ALA's 2006 Grolier Award for stimulation and guidance of reading by children and young people--Maureen Hartman, and Patricia Taylor have assembled the one-stop resource you need to transform reluctant readers.

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Contents

Parti TIPS THAT WORK
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Who Are Reluctant Readers?
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Why Are They Reluctant to Read?
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About the author (2006)

Patrick Jones is a former librarian for teenagers. He received lifetime achievement awards from the American Library Association and the Catholic Library Association in 2006. He is the author of numerous books including Things Change, Chasing Tail Lights, The Tear Collector, and The Gamble.

Patricia Taylor holds a Ph.D. in psychology and an M.B.A. Patricia's teaching organization, the Enchantment Center, offers relationship counseling and expanded orgasm trainings privately and through workshops. She lives with her husband and cat near San Francisco.

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