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  • 1. When Kids Won’t Read What can teachers do? with Teri S. Lesesne
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  • 3. Reluctant readers Who are they? What do they want? How can we motivate them?
  • 4. Who is the reluctant reader? There is no one template
  • 5. The Reluctant Reader: WHO?
  • 6. Gender Differences
    • For each of the following, indicate if the book is for BOYS by clicking YES (this is a book boys would read) or NO (no self-respecting boy will read this) in the polling area.
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  • 17. Able versus Struggling
    • For ABLE readers, point them in the right direction
    • For STRUGGLING readers, offer some help (audio, hi/lo)
  • 18. What do RRs want?
    • Titles that grab
    • Covers that catch their eyes
    • Authors they can trust
    • Opening paragraphs that hook
    • Plots that compel the reading
  • 19. Poll #2
    • For each of the following pairs, select the book that is best designed to reach RRs. A for the book on the LEFT and B for the book on the right.
  • 20. RR Choice?
    • A
    • B
  • 21. RR Choice?
    • A
    • B
  • 22. RR choice?
    • A
    • B
  • 23. RR choice?
    • A
    • B
  • 24. RR choice?
    • A
    • B
  • 25. Struggling Readers
    • Audiobooks
    • HI/LO suggestions
  • 26. Audio
    • Books with dialect
    • Books set in the past or in a different country/state/world
    • Books with stylistic “problems”
  • 27. Audio
    • Books with dialect
    • Books set in the past or in a different country/state/world
    • Books with stylistic “problems”
  • 28. Audio
    • Books with dialect
    • Books set in the past or in a different country/state/world
    • Books with stylistic “problems”
  • 29. Other audiobook winners
  • 30. Other audiobook winners
  • 31. HI / LO readability
  • 32. What do these books have in common?
  • 33. How about these?
  • 34. Can you guess these levels?
  • 35. A word or two about lexiles
    • What are they?
    • How can they help?
    • What should we do?
  • 36. Lexile ranges for grade levels
    • Elementary
      • 200-700
    • Intermediate
      • 700-900
    • Middle
      • 900-1000
    • High
      • 1000-1200
  • 37.  
  • 38. Let's look at some recent books and see…
  • 39. Which is the higher lexile? A (left) or B (right)
  • 40. Katherines 5.6/ 890 Higher power of lucky 5.9/ 1010
  • 41. Which has the higher level? A B
  • 42. Cass 3.6 /520 Harry Potter 6.9/980
  • 43. Higher lexile? A B
  • 44. American Born Chinese 3.3 n/a Criss cross 5.5/ 820
  • 45. Higher reading level? A B
  • 46. Rules 3.9/ 780 Rules of Survival 4.3/660
  • 47. Why?
    • Application of science to art
    • Measuring a creative product
    • Randomness of passages
    • Elimination of the human element
  • 48. So..how can we use these?
    • Guidelines
    • Must add:
      • Reviews
      • Personal reading
      • Examination of other’s collections
      • Online resources
  • 49. Finding Books
    • Quick Picks and other ALA lists
    • Review journals: ask your librarian
    • Read widely and talk about it to students
  • 50. www.ala.org/yalsa/ Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association
  • 51. www.professornana. livejournal.com My blog
  • 52. Book reviews
    • NCTE Journals— Language Arts , Voices from the Middle , English Journal
  • 53. Join ALAN!
    • NCTE
    • Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE (ALAN)
    • http://www.alan-ya.org/
  • 54. Pathways for Advancing Adolescent Literacy
    • http://www.ncte.org/profdev/online/adlit
  • 55. In conclusion
    • Questions
    • Contact me
      • [email_address]
    • Power Point
      • Embedded at my blog
    • Participants receive url link to recording of session; additional people can buy the link in the NCTE store