Teen Book Discussion Groups @ the Library:

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$57.00
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$ 51.30
Item Number: 
978-1-55570-485-8
Publisher: 
ALA Neal-Schuman
Width: 
6"
Height: 
9"
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How can book discussions encourage teens to share both their responses to stories and feelings about their own lives? What questions can teachers and librarians ask that evoke more than "Yes" or "No" answers? Dickerson draws on her decade of experience leading popular book discussion groups and shares her own proven techniques. Part One addresses the big picture by providing 15 "surefire" suggestions for successful book discussions, from optimal group size to deciding on rules and appropriate settings. Discussion resources for 50 books on a range of interests and topics aimed at specific groups: boys or girls, middle vs. high school are also included, with complete bibliographic and programming information for each title (theme and genre, main characters and their ages, a synopsis, and ideas for questions with possible responses). A handy author, title and theme index makes it easy to choose books for almost any group. Suggested questions will facilitate thought-provoking discussions and can be used in their entirety or selectively to address community issues or current news stories. This very practical, nuts and bolts guide provides tools librarians and teachers can use to plan and lead engaging book discussions for teens.

How can book discussions encourage teens to share both their responses to stories and feelings about their own lives? What questions can teachers and librarians ask that evoke more than "Yes" or "No" answers? Dickerson draws on her decade of experience leading popular book discussion groups and shares her own proven techniques. Part One addresses the big picture by providing 15 "surefire" suggestions for successful book discussions, from optimal group size to deciding on rules and appropriate settings. Discussion resources for 50 books on a range of interests and topics aimed at specific groups: boys or girls, middle vs. high school are also included, with complete bibliographic and programming information for each title (theme and genre, main characters and their ages, a synopsis, and ideas for questions with possible responses). A handy author, title and theme index makes it easy to choose books for almost any group. Suggested questions will facilitate thought-provoking discussions and can be used in their entirety or selectively to address community issues or current news stories. This very practical, nuts and bolts guide provides tools librarians and teachers can use to plan and lead engaging book discussions for teens.



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