AIM-ing at Tweens and Young Teens<br />Teri S. Lesesne<br />(rhymes with insane)<br />Twitter:  @ProfessorNana<br />
Close your eyes (yes… close your eyes) and take a moment to think back on… <br /><ul><li>a happy memory from when you were...
 a sad memory from when you were 11 years old
 an embarrassing memory from when you were 12 years old
 a great memory from when you were 13 years old
 a “traumatic” memory from when you were 14 years old</li></ul>3<br />
Now take a moment to share one of those memories with the person to your right and left….<br />4<br />How different were y...
There are no cookie-cutter adolescent experiences. Some of these things will apply to the tweens and early teens you know ...
Defining Tweens<br />Tweens is a fluid definition  meaning that different development happen at different rates in differe...
What’s going on physically?<br />7<br />
Some Physical Basics<br />Tweens and early teens are being bombarded by hormones and begin to develop reproductively (i.e....
What’s going on psychologically?<br />9<br />
Some Psychological Basics<br />Their reasoning capabilities rise to new levels of complexity.<br />The adolescent is learn...
What’s going on socially?<br />11<br />
Social Development Basics<br />Expected increase in freedom<br />Move away from family toward peers<br />Likely to have be...
So when I began to write a book about tweens and teens and reading….<br />A title<br />Some research<br />A late night ins...
14<br />The title<br />
The Naked Reader<br />
The research?<br />Vickey Giles<br />Karen Sue Gibson<br />Replicated study from 20 years earlier<br />The questions?<br /...
What could someone do to make you WANTto read BEFORE/AFTER you read?<br />The converse:  what could someone do to make you...
What could someone do to make you want to read BEFORE you read?K-12<br />Being allowed to choose any book you want to read...
Nonfiction, perhaps?<br />
Biography<br />
What could someone do to make you want to read BEFORE you read?K-5<br />Reading in a comfortable place like on the floor, ...
Adventure and Survival<br />
Historical settings<br />
What could someone do to make you want to read BEFORE you read?K-5<br />Being allowed to buy your own book through a book ...
Most Popular Selling Titles<br />
Book Trailers<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4BK_2VULCU<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqB-Jue1oeA<br />
Popular  Series <br />
What could someone do to make you want to read BEFORE you read?K-5<br />Reading books for a contest<br />28<br />
What could someone do to make you want to read BEFORE you read?K-12<br />Having a classroom library<br />29<br />
Classrooms in Books, Too!<br />
Classrooms in Books, Two!<br />
What could someone do to make you want to read BEFORE you read?K-12<br />Having the teacher read a book or chapter a day<b...
Chapter Read Alouds<br />
What could someone do to make you want to read BEFORE you read?K-12<br />Having the teacher take you to the library<br />3...
Good Book Box Titles<br />Amulet of Samarkand<br />Bone<br />Every Bone Tells a Story<br />Flat Broke<br />Fourth Stall<br...
What could someone do to make you want to read BEFORE you read?6-12<br />Having the author come to the school<br />36<br />
Author Madness<br />
What could someone do to make you want to read BEFORE you read?6-12<br />Seeing the movie or television production of a bo...
Movie Adaptations<br />
What could someone do to make you want to read BEFORE you read?6-12<br />Being allowed to read books with lots of pictures...
Pictures Galore!<br />
The late night inspiration<br />T-A-R-G-E-T<br />42<br />
T ARGET<br />43<br />
T is for TRUST<br />44<br />
We Know the Good Books!Because We Read Them, Too!<br />
Strictly Guy Stuff (not)<br />
A is for ACCESS<br />47<br />
Accessibility  X 2<br />
R is for RESPONSE<br />49<br />
G is for GUIDANCE<br />51<br />
Reading ladders<br />Begin with where they are<br />Build reading experiences slowly<br />Move readers “up” with assistanc...
 for instance…<br />53<br />
Humor Reading Ladder<br />Developmental<br />	physical<br />	character<br />	situation<br />	language<br />
57<br />There are many ways to describe Ms. Underdorf.<br /> <br />She was brilliant and joyous, and she believed-probably...
E is for ENTHUSIASM<br />62<br />
You have to like them first<br />
T is for TWEEN and TEEN APPEAL<br />64<br />
Established names<br />Authors to trust<br />65<br />
Trustedf Authors<br />
Familiar <br />Stories<br />Settings<br />themes<br />67<br />
Sound Familiar?<br />
Issues<br />Developmentally appropriate<br />69<br />
Finally,   Assessment<br />We have them reading now.  Assessment is important but assessment needs to be carefully done so...
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  1. 1. AIM-ing at Tweens and Young Teens<br />Teri S. Lesesne<br />(rhymes with insane)<br />Twitter: @ProfessorNana<br />
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  3. 3. Close your eyes (yes… close your eyes) and take a moment to think back on… <br /><ul><li>a happy memory from when you were 10 years old
  4. 4. a sad memory from when you were 11 years old
  5. 5. an embarrassing memory from when you were 12 years old
  6. 6. a great memory from when you were 13 years old
  7. 7. a “traumatic” memory from when you were 14 years old</li></ul>3<br />
  8. 8. Now take a moment to share one of those memories with the person to your right and left….<br />4<br />How different were your memories from the person next to you? They may have been very different or there may have been some similarities.<br />
  9. 9. There are no cookie-cutter adolescent experiences. Some of these things will apply to the tweens and early teens you know and some of them won’t.<br />5<br />
  10. 10. Defining Tweens<br />Tweens is a fluid definition meaning that different development happen at different rates in different tweens. Some 10 year olds may have begun physically developing while others may not see these changes until they are 13 or even older. <br />6<br />Anderson, 2007<br />
  11. 11. What’s going on physically?<br />7<br />
  12. 12. Some Physical Basics<br />Tweens and early teens are being bombarded by hormones and begin to develop reproductively (i.e. breasts, pubic hair, etc.)*<br />Many experience a growth surge. Guys get taller, and girls get rounder.<br />Many experience a hormonal rollercoaster – becoming moody and seemingly different over night.<br />8<br />Pruitt, 1999<br />
  13. 13. What’s going on psychologically?<br />9<br />
  14. 14. Some Psychological Basics<br />Their reasoning capabilities rise to new levels of complexity.<br />The adolescent is learning how to handle adult responsibilities.<br />Moral development is shifting from reward-punishment to good girl, good boy behavior.<br />10<br />Pruitt, 1999<br />
  15. 15. What’s going on socially?<br />11<br />
  16. 16. Social Development Basics<br />Expected increase in freedom<br />Move away from family toward peers<br />Likely to have best friends of the similar social and ethnic backgrounds.<br />In 7th grade, the above holds true PLUS they want friends with similar attitudes and values.<br />Peer approval and acceptance grows more important.<br />12<br />Pruitt, 1999<br />
  17. 17. So when I began to write a book about tweens and teens and reading….<br />A title<br />Some research<br />A late night inspiration<br />13<br />
  18. 18. 14<br />The title<br />
  19. 19. The Naked Reader<br />
  20. 20. The research?<br />Vickey Giles<br />Karen Sue Gibson<br />Replicated study from 20 years earlier<br />The questions?<br />16<br />
  21. 21. What could someone do to make you WANTto read BEFORE/AFTER you read?<br />The converse: what could someone do to make you HATE to read BEFORE/AFTER you read?<br />17<br />
  22. 22. What could someone do to make you want to read BEFORE you read?K-12<br />Being allowed to choose any book you want to read<br />18<br />
  23. 23. Nonfiction, perhaps?<br />
  24. 24. Biography<br />
  25. 25. What could someone do to make you want to read BEFORE you read?K-5<br />Reading in a comfortable place like on the floor, in a bean bag chair, or in a rocking chair<br />21<br />
  26. 26. Adventure and Survival<br />
  27. 27. Historical settings<br />
  28. 28. What could someone do to make you want to read BEFORE you read?K-5<br />Being allowed to buy your own book through a book fair<br />24<br />
  29. 29. Most Popular Selling Titles<br />
  30. 30. Book Trailers<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4BK_2VULCU<br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqB-Jue1oeA<br />
  31. 31. Popular Series <br />
  32. 32. What could someone do to make you want to read BEFORE you read?K-5<br />Reading books for a contest<br />28<br />
  33. 33. What could someone do to make you want to read BEFORE you read?K-12<br />Having a classroom library<br />29<br />
  34. 34. Classrooms in Books, Too!<br />
  35. 35. Classrooms in Books, Two!<br />
  36. 36. What could someone do to make you want to read BEFORE you read?K-12<br />Having the teacher read a book or chapter a day<br />32<br />
  37. 37. Chapter Read Alouds<br />
  38. 38. What could someone do to make you want to read BEFORE you read?K-12<br />Having the teacher take you to the library<br />34<br />
  39. 39. Good Book Box Titles<br />Amulet of Samarkand<br />Bone<br />Every Bone Tells a Story<br />Flat Broke<br />Fourth Stall<br />Ghost in the Machine<br />Great Wall of Lucy Wu<br />How to Grow Up and Rule the World<br />
  40. 40. What could someone do to make you want to read BEFORE you read?6-12<br />Having the author come to the school<br />36<br />
  41. 41. Author Madness<br />
  42. 42. What could someone do to make you want to read BEFORE you read?6-12<br />Seeing the movie or television production of a book.<br />38<br />
  43. 43. Movie Adaptations<br />
  44. 44. What could someone do to make you want to read BEFORE you read?6-12<br />Being allowed to read books with lots of pictures in them.<br />40<br />
  45. 45. Pictures Galore!<br />
  46. 46. The late night inspiration<br />T-A-R-G-E-T<br />42<br />
  47. 47. T ARGET<br />43<br />
  48. 48. T is for TRUST<br />44<br />
  49. 49. We Know the Good Books!Because We Read Them, Too!<br />
  50. 50. Strictly Guy Stuff (not)<br />
  51. 51. A is for ACCESS<br />47<br />
  52. 52. Accessibility X 2<br />
  53. 53. R is for RESPONSE<br />49<br />
  54. 54.
  55. 55. G is for GUIDANCE<br />51<br />
  56. 56. Reading ladders<br />Begin with where they are<br />Build reading experiences slowly<br />Move readers “up” with assistance<br />Provide bridges between books<br />52<br />
  57. 57. for instance…<br />53<br />
  58. 58. Humor Reading Ladder<br />Developmental<br /> physical<br /> character<br /> situation<br /> language<br />
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  61. 61. 57<br />There are many ways to describe Ms. Underdorf.<br /> <br />She was brilliant and joyous, and she believed-probably correctly-that libraries contain the answers to everything, and that if you can’t find the information you seek in the library, then such information probably does not exist in this or any other parallel universe now or ever to be known.<br /> <br />She was thoughtful and kind and always believed the best of everybody. She was, above all else, a master librarian and knew where to find any book on any subject in the shortest possible time.<br /> <br />And she was wonderfully unhinged…<br /> <br />And so the Amazing Armadillo.<br />
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  65. 65.
  66. 66. E is for ENTHUSIASM<br />62<br />
  67. 67. You have to like them first<br />
  68. 68. T is for TWEEN and TEEN APPEAL<br />64<br />
  69. 69. Established names<br />Authors to trust<br />65<br />
  70. 70. Trustedf Authors<br />
  71. 71. Familiar <br />Stories<br />Settings<br />themes<br />67<br />
  72. 72. Sound Familiar?<br />
  73. 73. Issues<br />Developmentally appropriate<br />69<br />
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  75. 75. Finally, Assessment<br />We have them reading now. Assessment is important but assessment needs to be carefully done so as not to make kids hate reading all over again.<br />AR<br />Book Reports<br />Journals<br />
  76. 76. So, what are the alternatives?<br />Twitter (summary skills)<br />Facebook: post as a character and create a page<br />Dragon Dictation: response while reading: annotating text<br />Ugly Book Contest<br />
  77. 77. Need new covers <br />
  78. 78. Peck’s Questions<br />What would the story be like if the main character were of the opposite sex?<br />Why is the story set where it is?<br />Would you film this book in black and white or color?<br />What one thing in the story has happened to you?<br />What does the title tell you about the book? Does it tell the truth?<br />
  79. 79. The possibilities are endless!<br />
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