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Preface Acknowledgements Special Thanks From the Authors Patrick Jones Patricia Taylor Maureen Hartman Part I-Tips That Work Foreword to Part I By Gail Giles 1. Who are Reluctant Readers? 1.1 Who are Reluctant Teen Readers? 1.2 What are the Characteristics of Dependent Readers? 1.3 Some people equate reluctant readers with male readers. Why is that and is it true? 1.4 Are there specific reasons that girls in particular don?t choose to read? 1.5 Can an Honor student be a reluctant reader? 2. Why are They Reluctant to Read? 2.1 Why Should Teens Read for Pleasure? 2.2 Why Don?t Teens Like to Read? 2.2a Survey 2.2b Teens Speak Out 2.2c Interview 2.2d Findings 2.2e Research Reports 2.3 What are the Other Factors that Explain why Many Teens Choose Not to Read for Pleasure? 2.4 What are the Four Levels of Reading? 3. How Can We Help? 3.1 What?s the Single Most important Thing About Working with Reluctant Teen Readers? 3.2 What are the ten top techniques for teachers?which librarians can support?that work with reluctant readers? 3.3 How do We Guide Reluctant Teen Readers Through Required Reading? 3.4 What are Top Techniques for Librarians that Work with Reluctant Teen Readers? 3.5 Is the Accelerated Reader a Good or Bad Thing in Promoting Reluctant Readers? 3.6 Should libraries plan programs such as summer reading clubs, which offer incentives for reading? 3.7 What role can/should parents play in moving reluctant readers? 3.8 Are there any counter productive strategies that librarians or teachers engage in when trying to reach reluctant readers? In other words, what doesn?t work? 3.9 How do we engage reluctant readers to talk with teachers/librarians about their reading? 3.10 How can teachers/librarians use tools like Novelist to encourage reluctant readers? 4. What Kinds of Books Work? 4.1 What Will Reluctant Readers Read? 4.2 Ten Reasons that Young Adults Like NonFiction 4.3 Ten Reasons that Young Adults Like Fiction 4.4 What are Qualities in a Book that will Hook Many Reluctant Readers? 4.5 What?s the role of intellectual freedom? 4.6 Does a Thin One Always Mean an Easy Book for Reluctant Readers? 4.7 Why Don?t any Teens-Not Just Reluctant Readers?Read the Classics? 4.8 What Classic Titles are Accessible to Even the Most Reluctant of Readers? 4.9 What?s the pull of Harry Potter? Did Rowling really hook non- readers and, if so, how? 4.10 How do we motivate reluctant readers up the ladder from easy reading to the more challenging material? Voices from the field Part II-Titles That Work Foreword to Part III by Mel Glenn Turnaround Titles?57 Varieties of Great Reading Experiences Fiction Mystery, Action and Suspense Science Fiction and Fantasy Supernatural Humor Sports Journals and Letters Realistic Problems Short Stories Relationships Fiction Series Non-Fiction Books that Read Like Magazines Celebrities and Famous Folk Sports Poetry Their Own Voices?Poetry and Writing by Teenagers Changing Bodies True Stories Art and Drawing Astrology Crafts and DIY Projects Beauty Selected Nonfiction Series Graphic Novels and Comics Superheroes History Humor Mystery Science Fiction and Fantasy Science Sports Romance Teen Social Issues Manga Other Lists Best Books and Best Quick Picks from YALSA The Perfect Tens List Book/Movie Connections Best New Adult Fiction Books for Reluctant Teen Readers Best Literature Books for Reluctant Readers Best Young Adult Literature for Reluctant Readers Best Forty Magazines for Reluctant Readers Best Twenty-Five Comic Books for Reluctant Readers Best Twenty-Five Books for Struggling Middle School Readers Best 100 Books for Boys of All Ages Twenty Children?s Books for Reluctant Readers Readalikes Part III-Tools That Work Booktalking 101 Four Basic Booktalk Styles Sample Booktalks-50 Greatest Hits Reading Survey Bibliography Afterword by Alex Flinn About the Authors
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Young adults -- Books and reading -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Teenagers -- Books and reading -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Young adults' libraries -- Book lists.
Children's libraries -- Book lists.
Young adults' libraries -- Administration -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Young adult literature -- Bibliography.