Serving Teens Through Readers' Advisory

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American Library Association, Jan 1, 2007 - Education - 159 pages
5 Reviews
Getting teens to read for fun is the ultimate challenge, yet research shows that it improves skills in grammar and spelling while expanding vocabularies. Accessible and encouraging for beginners and an informative refresher for those more experienced, this hands-on expert guide addresses teens' unique needs with practical tools that help readers' advisors: build winning relationships with teens and connect on their terms; communicate with this hard-to-reach audience to create a positive RA experience; use proven questions and techniques to uncover teens' worldview; get up to speed fast using sure bets lists; and deal with challenges of controversial topics, homework reading, and recommending by proxy. Filled with concrete advice, this ready-to-use resource supports public librarians as well as middle and high school library media specialists and library support staff who want to make an impact with teens at a critical time in their lives.
  

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Review: Serving Teens Through Readers' Advisory (Ala Reader's Advisory Series)

User Review  - Bridget - Goodreads

This is a handy reference book. I imagine it might be more useful or helpful if you are new to working with teens, as a lot of the ground covered is about how to approach teens specifically. The ... Read full review

Review: Serving Teens Through Readers' Advisory (Ala Reader's Advisory Series)

User Review  - Judith - Goodreads

This book is one of the best RA books I have read. Booth presents lots of real-world strategies, how-tos, what-ifs, and patron situations/interactions that librarians can and have used and experienced ... Read full review

Contents

What Do We Do and Why Do We Do It?
1
Why Teens Need to Read Why They Want to Read
8
Foundations
19
Tips for the Generalist What to Do If You Have Not Read Teen Fiction Since You Were a Teen
31
Taking Action
47
Detecting Interest
53
Articulating Appeal
65
Special Circumstances
76
Creating Resource Lists for Staff
106
Indirect Readers Advisory and Marketing
115
Popular Authors Lists
125
Sure Bets
131
TeenSelected Book Awards
137
Glossary
143
Bibliography
147
Index
151

Readers Advisory by Proxy
86
Resources
95

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