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Classic connections : turning teens on to great literature

Author: Holly Koelling
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited, 2004.
Series: Libraries Unlimited professional guides for young adult librarians.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Getting teens to read, much less enjoy classic literary fiction is an on-going challenge for educators and librarians. However, Holly Koelling--author, YA librarian, and "booktalker extraordinaire"--Offers a variety of techniques for rising to that challenge and successfully selecting, presenting, and connecting teens with great literature in the library and in school. This book defines "classics" and discusses why  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Holly Koelling
ISBN: 1591580722 9781591580720
OCLC Number: 55633865
Description: xxi, 405 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Laying the groundwork --
Making it happen.
Series Title: Libraries Unlimited professional guides for young adult librarians.
Responsibility: Holly Koelling.

Abstract:

Getting teens to read, much less enjoy classic literary fiction is an on-going challenge for educators and librarians. However, Holly Koelling--author, YA librarian, and "booktalker extraordinaire"--Offers a variety of techniques for rising to that challenge and successfully selecting, presenting, and connecting teens with great literature in the library and in school. This book defines "classics" and discusses why they are important, then provides a step-by-step process for finding the "hooks" that attract teens, educating yourself about classic literature, and motivating and inspiring readers. This is an upbeat, information-packed guide that anyone working with teen readers will refer to again and again. Learn how to attract, motivate, and inspire teens to read and appreciate great classic literature. A practical guide, packed with ideas, techniques, and booklists.

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