ERIC Number: ED409014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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The Reading Connection: Bringing Parents, Teachers, and Librarians Together.
Knowles, Elizabeth; Smith, Martha
Librarians and teachers can tap a powerful source for motivating children to read by involving parents and creating a partnership between home and school. This guide shows educators how to encourage literacy and reading by establishing a book club for parents, teachers, librarians, and students. Chapter 1 discusses directions for starting a book club and includes topics and sample book club sessions to help educators launch a group. Subsequent chapters provide bibliographies of reading material arranged by genre: read-alouds, horror stories, historical fiction, picture books, multicultural literature, poetry, science fiction and fantasy, nonfiction and reference, bibliotherapy and problem novels, award-winning books, biographies, and series books. For each genre the authors give a general overview, guided reading questions, an annotated list of journal articles about the genre, an annotated bibliography of suggested reading materials, and a bibliography of resources for further reading. Presented in reproducible format, the bibliographies can easily be distributed to teachers, parents, and students. Helpful Internet addresses and additional topics are offered in the concluding chapter. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Literacy, Literary Genres, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Materials, Reading Motivation, Reading Strategies, Student Motivation
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Audience: Media Staff; Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
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