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ERIC Number: ED475284
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 281
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Read Across Texas! 2002 Texas Reading Club Manual.
Edgmon, Missy; Ferate-Soto, Paolo; Foley, Lelana; Hager, Tina; Heard, Adriana; Ingham, Donna; Lopez, Nohemi; McMahon, Dorothy; Meyer, Sally; Parrish, Leila; Rodriguez-Gibbs, Josefina; Moreyra-Torres, Maricela; Travis, Gayle; Welch, Willy
The goal of the Texas Reading Club is to encourage the children of Texas to become library users and lifelong readers. This manual was created for the 2002 Texas Reading Club, a program of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The theme, "Read Across Texas!" invites children to explore the history, geography, and culture of Texas through the portal of books and their local libraries. The purpose of this manual is to assist library staff who serve youth by suggesting ideas for programs that will attract children to the library. The programs in each chapter of this manual feature a combination of the following components: books to share, show, and booktalk; bulletin boards, displays, and decorations; fingerplays, rhymes, poems, and songs; riddles, and jokes; crafts, games, and activities; guest speakers; musical recordings, videos, Web sites, and CD-ROMs; and reader's theater scripts, puppet shows, stories, or citations to books in which they may be located. The manual begins with a "Texas Hoe Down" to kick-off the Texas Reading Club and a "Rodeo Roundup" to celebrate its completion. The suggested bulletin boards in these programs are based on the clip art in the back of this manual. The Toddler and Preschool Program chapters have suggestions for programs specifically designed for youth in those age groups and include a wealth of original songs and fingerplays. The Elementary Programs chapter suggests many books, crafts, activities, and other programming ideas that will appeal to school age children. All of the chapters have similar formats, with the exception of the Young Adult Programs chapter, which uniquely addresses the interests of that age group. The Young Adult chapter outlines a separate reading club on the theme "Travel Quest!" as well as many programming ideas. Bibliographic information for titles in all chapters and in all formats is compiled at the end of the manual, divided into sections for books, videos, audio recordings, and CD-ROMs. Information on marketing, cooperation and public relations; cooperation with schools; and serving children with disabilities is also provided. (AEF)
Texas State Library & Archives Commission, P.O. Box 12927, Austin, TX 78711. Tel: 512-463-5465; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Austin.