ERIC Number: ED437644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
"Books Are Cool!" Keeping Your Middle School Student Reading.
International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
Suggesting there are ways to make reading and writing more attractive to middle school students, this booklet offers strategies for parents to use to help their students keep reading. Sections of the booklet are: "Why Should I Encourage My Middle School Student To Read for Fun?"; "'You Don't Care What I Like': Listening, Talking, and Sharing"; "'I Have No Time!': Helping Your Child Prioritize"; "'There's Nothing Good To Read': Helping Your Child Find Materials"; and "'Maybe Reading Isn't So Bad.'" (Contains lists of 13 books for children ages 10 to 14, 4 popular book series for children ages 10 to 14, 3 magazines for children ages 10 to 14, 4 Internet resources for children, 11 resources for parents, and 7 parent publications published by the International Reading Association.) (RS)
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Parent Student Relationship, Reading Interests, Reading Material Selection, Reading Motivation, Time Management
International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 ($2). Web site: http://www.reading.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.