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ERIC Number: EJ1064149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Engaging Teens in Recreational Reading through Book Clubs
Heard, Jil'Lana
Knowledge Quest, v43 n5 p64-68 May-Jun 2015
Being concerned about the decline in recreational reading among adolescent students, with several colleagues, the author began brainstorming ideas on how to better promote reading. One of the ideas that kept recurring was hosting a book club for students. Since the focus would be on reintroducing the idea of reading for pleasure and not just for academic purposes, Jil'Lana Heard decided to hold the meetings during lunch so as to create a comfortable, welcoming environment. Originally expecting 25 to 30 students for each lunch period, she had more than one hundred students show up. In this article, the author shares several things she feels need to be considered when planning a successful book club that is designed "not" to feel like just another class.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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