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Cart, Michael – ALA Editions, 2010
Today's young adult (YA) literature is every bit as complex as the audience it's written for, unflinchingly addressing such topics as homosexuality, mental illness, AIDS and drug abuse. In this much expanded revision of his 1996 book, veteran author Michael Cart shows how the best of contemporary YA lit has evolved to tackle such daunting subjects…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Reading Habits, Mental Disorders, Drug Abuse
DelGuidice, Margaux – Library Media Connection, 2007
Three years ago, the author was a newly minted library media specialist, a bit green, but excited, enthusiastic, and ready to educate her middle school students. Once she learned that four out of the twenty-five sixth grade classes she was required to teach were bilingual "Dual Language Classes," the author was determined to use her background in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, School Libraries, Media Specialists, Information Literacy
Dunn, Rita; Blake, Brett Elizabeth – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2008
This book provides educators, parents and caretakers with a variety of instructional strategies for engaging K-8 students. These approaches are designed to enable all students to read easily and enjoyably by utilizing different styles and approaches. The techniques are not generally found in conventional classrooms, but are specifically targeted…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Young Children, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction
Kan, Katharine L. – ALA Editions, 2006
Summer reading programs are a staple in libraries nationwide and provide a valuable service: keeping teens productive and occupied when they are no longer busy in school. Producing creative programs at the library can be challenging when faced with this easily distracted teen demographic; that's where "Sizzling Summer Reading Programs" steps in.…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Cultural Education, Reading Programs, Police
LDA of Minnesota, 2004
In the past, researchers believed that reading fluency developed as a result of good word recognition skills; however, it is now believed that fluency must be explicitly taught and practiced orally in order to develop. Readers who are not fluent in reading will be less motivated to practice, have more difficulty learning academic content, and…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Curriculum, Reading Fluency, Reading Instruction
Ediger, Marlow – 2003
The United States ranked ninth among 35 nations in an international study among students in reading, as reported by the Progress in International Reading Literacy. Standards keep going up for students in reading achievement. Literature books for children must be rewritten in keeping up with the times in a demanding school and societal environment.…
Descriptors: Bibliotherapy, Childrens Literature, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education
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Crowe, Chris – English Journal, 2003
Ponders the effect of September 11th on teenagers. Proposes that reading books can help teenagers sort out complicated issues. Recommends young adult novels that offer hope for overcoming tragedy. Lists 50 short story collections worth reading. (PM)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Reading Materials, Secondary Education, Tragedy
Youngblood, Lisa – 2002
This manual provides strategies for developing young adult collections, outlines a reading club designed specifically for young adults, suggests promotional ideas for the young adult reading club and young adult programming in general, and provides age-appropriate ideas for both formal and passive programming. Specific topics covered in the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Library Collection Development, Library Collections
Wright, Cora M. – 2002
This book provides annotations for 300+ contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction books that support and enhance the middle school curriculum. The selected titles represent top-quality literature that ties into all areas of the curriculum. The annotations are organized into chapters that cover the following subject areas and genres:…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Annotated Bibliographies, Curriculum Enrichment
Matthew, Kathryn I.; Lowe, Joy L. – 2002
This resource guide is intended to help teachers and librarians integrate the best of a broad range of children's literature into the excitement of everyday learning. The guide contains annotations for contemporary children's books, videos, CD-ROMs and related media, as well as presenting inventive ideas for exploring them. An introduction…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Educational Media, Educational Resources
Ediger, Marlow – 2002
Decision-making in reading instruction can be made by the classroom teacher or through scripted materials, such as teacher manuals. Teachers have undergone schooling and certification, and thus are qualified to make decisions concerning objectives of the curriculum, learning opportunities for students, and assessment methods. Programmed reading…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods
Hawthorne, Karen; Gibson, Jane E. – 2002
This book features bulletin boards and showcases, designed to motivate readers to use the library, that have been the favorites of students in grades 7-12. Chapter 1 covers getting started, including principles of design, tools of design, background, borders, letters, leaves and flowers, opaque projector/overhead projector/document projector,…
Descriptors: Bulletin Boards, Design Preferences, Display Aids, Library Services
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Catlett, Camille; Winton, Pam; Parrish, Rosalie N.; Baker, Nina; Frazee, Diane M.; Frederick, Linda; Graham, Bess Althaus; Moss, Jan A. – Young Exceptional Children, 2002
This article reviews resources that offer personal insights and lessons from families of children with disabilities. Five books are reviewed that offer perspectives from fathers and mothers on raising and coping with a child with a disability, along with three Web sites for families of children with disabilities or premature infants. (CR)
Descriptors: Books, Child Rearing, Children, Coping
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Brabham, Edna Greene; Villaume, Susan Kidd – Reading Teacher, 2002
Blends the authors' voices with those of RTEACHER listerv members to explore the good and bad news about leveled text. Suggests the concept has involved teachers in questioning how they select texts for reading instruction; but the greatest challenge is a shift in emphasis from acquiring extensive collections of leveled books to learning more…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Reader Text Relationship, Reading Instruction, Reading Material Selection
LiBretto, Ellen V.; Barr, Catherine – 2002
This handbook is a practical guide to the selection of high-interest, low-reading-level books and Web sites that will inspire a love of reading in teenagers who fall within the category of reluctant readers. It is especially useful for professionals in school and public libraries charged with building collections of suitable titles for these…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Annotated Bibliographies, High Interest Low Vocabulary Books
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