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ERIC Number: EJ1000891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-2166-160X
Cultivating Reading Interest with Book Tasting
Hamilton, Buffy J.
School Library Monthly, v29 n3 p17-19 Dec 2012
Since 2009, the author has been using an activity that she calls "book tasting" to help teens select books for independent reading assignments. While she is sure she is not the first to do this kind of activity, the term "book tasting" seems to appeal to the teens. Book tasting has been extremely successful in pairing up students with texts that speak to their interests. The author's primary teaching partner in book tasting has been Susan Lester and her 10th grade Honors World Literature/Composition students. Susan and her class have been part of the Media 21 cohort, an approach to participatory learning that emphasizes an inquiry stance on learning and multiple literacies. In conclusion, everyone in the Media 21 learning community was happy with the way the book tasting played out. Students had room for choice, discovery, and exploration without any organizational structures that were overly fussy or complicated. While the author implemented this activity with teen readers, it can easily be adapted to any age group or library setting. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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