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Finding Good Reads Presentation

  1. 1. Valerie Rho<br />LIS 560<br />Spr 09<br />Finding Good Reads: Getting Teens To Read Books<br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br />Testy, aggressive, and easily irritable<br />Highly emotional<br />Immature judgments<br />Irrational<br />Experimenting stage<br />Short attention span<br />
  3. 3. What are teens doing now?<br />Watch TV<br />Play Video Games<br />Use computer (internet)<br />Drugs<br />Sex<br />High Tech Gadgets<br />Make-up/fashion<br />
  4. 4. Importance of Reading<br />it’s fundamental<br />teaches valuable lessons<br />verbalizes teens feelings/situation<br />identify with characters/ find answers<br />find role models<br />EDUCATES!!!<br />
  5. 5. What works:<br />Engagement<br />Poetry Slam<br />Guidance<br />Partnership<br />Attention<br />Popularity/Peer<br />
  6. 6. How to find it:<br />Interest/Hobby<br />Literate<br />Customization: novels, articles, comic books, movie books, fan fiction, picture books<br />School mandated readings (classics) are boring for teens.<br />Boring book = disinterested teens<br />
  7. 7. Plan:<br />Bring in reading materials recommended by other teenagers<br />Have class go around and see some of the books<br />Do a book talk/book sharing with students<br />Bring a picture book and do read-aloud<br />
  8. 8. Assessment:<br />Ask students if they remember a title of the book that was shared in class<br />See if any books piqued their interest<br />Hand out a list of books their peers are reading<br />Long term plan: pick a book for the class and do class reading (aloud)<br />
  9. 9. What they gain:<br />Knowledge<br />Vocabulary expansion <br />Higher reading level<br />Critical Thinking Abilities<br />Future writers<br />

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