ERIC Number: ED437966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Gotcha! Nonfiction Booktalks To Get Kids Excited about Reading.
Baxter, Kathleen A.; Kochel, Marcia Agness
This book presents ideas for more than 350 booktalks to use with children in grades 1-8. It is written in a conversational style and is divided thematically into the following seven high-interest chapters: (1) "Great Disasters," including shipwrecks and disasters at sea, fires, floods, diseases and other natural disasters; (2) "Fun Stuff--Jokes, Gross Books, and Books that Will Make You Laugh," including puzzles, jokes and fun facts, poetry, gross stuff, and just plain fun; (3) "Animals," including creatures of the air, creatures of the water, animals around the world, creepy-crawly creatures, pets, amazing animal facts, dinosaurs, and animals in danger; (4) "Unsolved Mysteries," including missing persons and disappearances, unexplained phenomena, and ghosts and urban legends; (5) "Science and Fun Experiments To Do," including experiments and activities, inventions and accidents, the world around us, dead bodies (archaeology and anthropology), and the human body; (6) "Fascinating People," including scientists/artists/musicians/writers, amazing women, athletes, historical figures, kids' favorite authors and illustrators, heroes and heroines, and fascinating kids; (7) "Our Wonderful, Terrible Past," including ancient history, customs and costumes throughout the ages, the American spirit, slavery and freedom, the continuing struggle for freedom, and the Holocaust and World War II. Each chapter contains a bibliography. Includes author/illustrator and title indexes. (MES)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Nonfiction, Reading Interests, Reading Materials, Reading Motivation
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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