ERIC Number: ED116185
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
To Librarians and Teachers Who Care about Students Who Don't Read.
Wood, Phyllis Anderson
This document describes the guidelines followed by the author in writing books for reluctant or unskilled teen-age readers and discusses the techniques which should be used when helping these readers to understand and appreciate what they read so that they will want to continue reading. In addition, the document contains questions for discussion (never for written work, which might discourage reluctant readers) concerning five books written by the author: "Andy,""Your Bird Is Here, Tom Thompson,""I've Missed a Sunset or Three,""Song of the Shaggy Canary," and "A Five-Color Buick and a Blue-Eyed Cat." Also included is a separate packet which accompanies the novel "Andy" ("The Night Summer Began" in paperback) and consists of detailed discussion questions for stimulating readers' thoughts about problems pertaining to the characters' and their own lives. (JM)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Directed Reading Activity, Reading Development, Reading Difficulties, Reading Material Selection, Remedial Reading, Secondary Education
Individual Thought Packet only: Phyllis Wood, 65 Capay Circle, South San Francisco, California 94080
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Westminster Press, Philadelphia, PA.