Cooler Than Fiction: A Planning Guide for Teen Nonfiction Booktalks

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McFarland, Oct 29, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 199 pages
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Designed for public librarians, school media specialists, teachers, and anyone with an interest in supporting teen literacy, this book features 133 nonfiction booktalks to use with both voracious and reluctant teen readers. These booktalks cover a wide and varied range of nonfiction genres, including science, nature, history, biography, graphic novels, true crime, art, and much more. Each includes a set of discussion questions and sample project ideas which could be easily expanded into a classroom lesson plan or full library program. Also included are several guidelines for classroom integration, tips for making booktalks more interactive and interesting, and selections for further reading.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Funny Gross and Disturbing
5
2 History
17
3 Biographies and Memoirs
29
4 Crimes
40
5 Food and Crafts
50
6 Art
61
7 Short Stories and Poetry
70
10 Animals
104
11 Nature
114
12 Knowing Your World
125
13 Life Skills
136
14 Pairing
148
15 Interactives
159
Booktalking Resources
173
Index
183

8 Graphic Novels
82
9 Science
92

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Former coordinator of the Pikes Peak Library District’s Teen Services Program, Jill S. Jarrell is also a contributor to a book of essays on innovative librarianship. She lives in Clarksville, Tennessee, and spends her time writing and volunteering for an international exchange student program. Tara C. Cannon has served as environmental educator at the Discovery Center in Springfield, Missouri, and as co-education director for River Bend Nature Center in Wichita Falls, Texas. She is a teacher and biologist in New Mexico.

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