Getting Beyond "Interesting": Teaching Students the Vocabulary of Appeal to Discuss Their Reading: Teaching Students the Vocabulary of Appeal to Discuss Their Reading

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ABC-CLIO, Jul 19, 2012 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 183 pages
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Getting Beyond "Interesting": Teaching Students the Vocabulary of Appeal to Discuss Their Reading is a practical application book that gives librarians all the tools they need to implement the teaching of both appeal terms and Book Hook writing and sharing. When students know how to write Book Hooks and have access to an easy-to-use system for allowing students to share Book Hooks, the result is greatly increased reading through the power of peer recommendations.

This book not only supplies a detailed plan for teaching appeal terms and Book Hook writing, but it also provides two extensive appendices containing all the black line masters and forms needed to implement these lessons. As a result, practitioners will be able to enhance their students' reading culture through increased sharing of reading—and most importantly, by empowering students with the ability to clearly define their reading preferences.


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User Review  - davidloertscher - LibraryThing

When students are asked to write about a book, they need to be able to say something more than the books was just interesting. Nesi presents a method of having students create descriptions, blurbs ... Read full review

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User Review  - BettyM - LibraryThing

Are you struggling with the concept of how to have students better develop their critique style from just "interesting" to read comments? If so, this book offers many thoughts about how to move ... Read full review


CDROM Contents
A Proposal for Administration
Book Hook Workshop Activities for the English Language
Closing Book Hook Activities
Part Two On to the Students
A Closing Thought
A9 Book Hook Rubric A10 Appeal Bookmarks
B3 Library Book Hooks List
B4 What Should I Read Next? Why?
B5 Picture Book Bibliography Alphabetical by Title
B7 Book Hooks Without Covers Alphabetical by Title
B8 Book Hooks for Winston the Book Wolf B9 What Appeals to You?
B10 Appeal Terms Glossary

Resources B1 Student Appeal List
B2 Library Book Hooks List

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About the author (2012)

Olga M. Nesi, MLS, is library coordinator for the Office of Library Services in the New York City Department of Education.

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