Motivating Readers in the Middle Grades, 1st Edition

  • Joan Collins
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  • ISBN-10: 1586833588
  • ISBN-13: 9781586833589
  • DDC: 028.535
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Motivate your middle school readers with these awesome reading motivation programs and proven book recommendations! This book is for the middle school teacher/librarian who must meet the reading needs of a diverse school population, one in transition between elementary and the high school years. Frustrated librarians and teachers will get excellent examples of reading motivation programs and recommended, sure-to-please reading lists for hard-to-motivate middle grade students. Learn to have fun while getting serious about promoting voluntary free reading (VFR) in your school. Includes references to VFR from Stephen Krashen and others. This book is meant to be a resource for the librarian who must respond to the student who asks, Do you have any good books?

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Table of Figures.
About the Author.
1: Motivating the Reader.
2: Reading = Success.
3: Battle of the Books.
4: Reading Playoffs (A Tweaked Version of Battle of the Books).
5: Booked Conversation.
6: Author Visits.
7: Using Technology to Reel in Readers.
8: Recommended Collection for Middle School.
9: Adventure Books.
10: Realistic Fiction.
11: Science Fiction and Fantasy.
12: Historical Fiction.
13: Mysteries.
14: Multicultural Fiction.
15: Sports Fiction.
16: Biography and Nonfiction.