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ERIC Number: ED511467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 160
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8389-1022-1
Serving Boys through Readers' Advisory
Sullivan, Michael
ALA Editions
Based on more than twenty years' experience working to get boys interested in reading, the author now offers his first readers' advisory volume. With an emphasis on nonfiction and the boy-friendly categories of genre fiction, the work offers a wealth of material including: (1) Suggestions for how to booktalk one-on-one as well as in large groups; (2) Methods of performing indirect readers' advisory by working with parents or teachers; (3) Lists of great authors for boys in the various genres and over five hundred recommended books; and (4) Lists of read-alikes as well as titles to offer a boy in place of a book he did not like or would not read. Contents include: (1) Why Boys Are Different; (2) What Is Boys' Lit?; (3) The Readers' Advisory Interview; (4) Special Circumstances; (5) Booktalking for Boys; (6) Booktalks for Elementary School Boys; (7) Booktalks for Middle School Boys; (8) Booktalks for High School Boys; (9) Indirect Readers' Advisory; (10) Book Lists for Boys: Nonfiction; (11) Book Lists for Boys: Humor; (12) Book Lists for Boys: Fantasy; (13) Book Lists for Boys: Science Fiction; (14) Book Lists for Boys: Gothic Horror; (15) Book Lists for Boys: Action, Adventure, and Mystery; (16) Book Lists for Boys: Sports; (17) Book Lists for Boys: Visual Storytelling; (18) Book Lists for Boys: Historical Fiction; (19) Book Lists for Boys: Realistic Fiction; (20) Classic Retellings; (21) Great Authors for Boys; (22) Read-Alikes; and (23) If Your First Thought Is... The book also includes an Introduction, Conclusion, Bibliography and Index.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A