ERIC Number: ED268480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
All Aboard the Reading Railroad! A Planning and Activity Guide.
Nebraska Library Association, Lincoln.; Nebraska Library Commission, Lincoln.
Noting that coupling stories and trains is an arrangement that appeals to nearly everyone and that building on this foundation provides an excellent theme for summer reading fun, this planning and activity guide offers suggestions to help librarians develop a highly motivating summer reading program. The first section of the guide discusses establishing an effective publicity campaign. The remaining sections of the guide present resources and activities for the program as follows: (1) bibliographies of materials about trains; (2) sources and resources for railroad information and collectibles; (3) railroad stories to tell (including "mad libs," flannel board stories, and railroad songs); (4) puppets and puppet theatre; (5) bulletin boards and displays; (6) crafts and activities; (7) games and contests; (8) puzzles; and (9) special programs and culminating activities. (HTH)
Descriptors: Activities, Bibliographies, Elementary Education, Folk Culture, Library Extension, Motivation Techniques, Rail Transportation, Reading Habits, Reading Improvement, Reading Programs, Summer Programs, Thematic Approach
Nebraska Library Commission, 1420 P. St., Lincoln, NE 68508 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Library Association, Lincoln.; Nebraska Library Commission, Lincoln.