ERIC Number: ED258588
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Awesome Adventures. Texas Reading Club, 1985. A Planning and Programming Handbook.
Phelan, Jody; Otstott, Michele
Designed to encourage Texas youth to maintain reading skill levels achieved at the end of the school year and to encourage library use during the summer months and throughout the year, the Texas Reading Club programs usually include a structured reading program and a variety of entertaining literature related storyhours, puppet shows, films, and other attractive happenings. The theme for 1985--"awesome adventures"--was designed to stimulate interest in other areas of the world, both past and present; explore various means of travel; and introduce famous fictional adventurers. Suggestions for activities are provided for participants of all ages, although the activities will be of most interest to readers in grades 3-6. This handbook offers suggestions for planning goals, objectives, and strategies; community and library resource evaluation; budget preparation; program management (participation, registration, rules and regulations, record keeping, prizes/awards, scheduling, program types); and volunteers. Suggestions for publicity are presented, followed by ideas for programs, bulletin boards, and activities for each of eight weeks. A bibliography of titles related to suggested programs, guidelines for program evaluation, and suggestions for getting ready for next year are also provided. Program-related clip art is appended. (BBM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Library, Austin. Dept. of Library Development.