Making the Match The Right Book for the Right Reader at the Right Time, Grades 4-12

ISBN-10: 1571103813

ISBN-13: 9781571103819

Edition: 2003

Authors: Teri Lesesne

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What do adolescents care about? Chatting on-line with friends, movies, their favorite bands . . . but many are also avid readers. What motivates some of these "typical teens" to become lifelong readers and others to slide by with the minimum amount of assigned reading? Teri Lesesne says the key is finding the books that get them hooked in the first place. In Making the Match she focuses on three distinct areas that will assist teachers and librarians in steering students to the literature they love:Knowing the readers: discussion of important theories in the development of adolescents (mentally, physically, morally, socially) and how that information helps educators to reach these kids with books. This background information is brought home through the book's "snapshots" which profile many of the adolescents the author has worked with. Knowing the books: examination of the various forms, formats, and genres that YA literature has to offer, as well as what special challenges educators face when selecting quality nonfiction or realistic fiction, and the role picture books can play in this process.Knowing the strategies: an overview of concrete ideas for motivating students to read as well as follow-up activities for post-reading assessment. Strategies discussed include reading aloud, booktalking, alternatives to traditional book reports, and literature circles. A delightful feature of the book that will help inspire teachers and students alike-as well as underscore the concepts contained in the text-is a series of vignettes by popular, award-winning YA authors that offer glimpses into their own feelings and memories of books and reading. Authors include: Sharon Creech, Jack Gantos, Chris Crutcher, Mel Glenn, Paul Janeczko, and others. The book concludes with an invaluable set of appendices providing an FAQ on YA literature, bibliographies of professional materials, books by the vignette authors, and over twenty booklists with hundreds of books organized by genre or topic, all with suggested grade levels.
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Publication date: 1/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Teri Lesesne is the author of the Heinemann title Reading Ladders. Kylene Beers calls Teri, "the Book Woman" for her unparalleled knowledge of young adult literature. She is respected by teachers across the country both for the passion she brings to connecting tweens and teens with excellent age- and reading level-appropriate literature and for her professional books Making the Match and Naked Reading. She takes her passion directly to teachers with in-person workshops and at her website, professornana.livejournal.com, where she keeps the field up to date on the best and most helpful literature for teaching adolescents. In recognition of her significant contributions to the field, Teri received the 2007 ALAN Award. A former middle school teacher, she is Professor in the Department of Library Science at Sam Houston State University, where she teaches classes in literature for children and young adults.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
My Life as a Reader in a Stolen Moment Talkin' Blues
On Reading or a Reader Grows in Brooklyn
A Literary Quest
Exploring Feelings and Desires in Books
Finding the Meaning Myself
The Gift of Reading
What Reading Means to Me
The Richness of Books
The Hardy Boys Made Me Do It
A Reader, a Romantic
Writing to Make One Fall from Trees
Reading: Natural and Essential
Riding the Roller Coaster
Lift Off
Wondering What's Around the Bend
Books Make Life Easier
Afterword
Teaching Kids to Love to Read
App.: Book Lists and Resources
Contributors' Works
Professional Works Cited
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