ERIC Number: ED426697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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More Rip-Roaring Reads for Reluctant Teen Readers.
Ammon, Bette D.; Sherman, Gale W.
This publication describes 40 fiction and nonfiction titles for grades 5 through 12 that will get the attention of even the most reluctant readers. Books range from humor and romance to adventure, mystery, and the supernatural. The titles were chosen based on the following criteria: recent publication date; relatively short length; appealing format; eye-catching book jacket or cover with characters' ages accurately reflected; high interest, meaningful subject matter; appropriate reading level; notable authors; and excellent writing, vivid and realistic characters, authentic dialogue, and gripping plots. Entries are divided into two grade level categories--middle school and high school. Each entry includes complete bibliographic information, genres, themes, reading level, interest level, review citations, author information, plot summary, tips on introducing the book, booktalk suggestions, literature extensions/alternative book report activities, and reproducible bookmarks. Contains author/title and genre/themes/activities indexes. (DLS)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Evaluation Criteria, Fiction, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Middle Schools, Nonfiction, Preadolescents, Readability, Reading Interests, Reading Material Selection, Reading Materials, Reading Motivation, Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Books; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners; Teachers
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