Classic Connections: Turning Teens on to Great Literature

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Libraries Unlimited, 2004 - 405 Seiten


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.

Readers' advisory techniques employing the genre approach, appeal features, and other lures are discussed along with a variety of programs and promotions that will help teens more deeply appreciate the classics they read--from booktalks, booklists, and displays to readers' theatre, teen book clubs, and reviews. Brimming with anecdotes and practical examples, Classic Connections also includes an extensive bibliography of classics for teens and professional resources. This is an upbeat, information-packed guide, and if you work with teen readers, you'll refer to it again and again. When you're through, you might just have the teens fighting over these important works!

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What Are the Classics and Whats in Them for Teens?
3
Whats in the Classics for Teens?
9
Summing It Up
24
Get to Know the Classics Read
27
Read for Personal Pleasure Professional Benefit
29
How to Find Great Classics to Read
33
Set a Reading Schedule Make a Reading Plan
36
The More the Merrier Join a Book Discussion Group
37
Summing It Up
168
Be a Successful Classics Readers Advisor with Teens in Your Library or School
169
The Rudiments of Readers Advisory
170
Readers Advisory Techniques with Teens
198
Other Readers Advisory Tools for Teens
205
Summing It Up
210
Genre Guides
211
Fit Classics into Teen Reading Programs and Other Activities
215

Give Yourself a Jump Start and Learn How to Skim
40
Dont Forget that Reading Classics Is Fun
42
Resources to Help You Choose Classics Is Fun
44
An Annotated List of Online Bests
45
Understand the Classics without a PhD
49
Understanding the Classics Except for James Joyces Ulysses
50
Using Classics Study Tools Like Teens Do
52
Summing It Up
69
Works Cited
70
More Classics Resources with a Broad Scope
71
Make Sense of Teens as Growing People and as Readers
73
Understanding Teens as Growing People
74
Understanding Teens as Readers
81
Summing It Up
99
Online Resources on Adolescent Development
101
Find and Combine Classics to Attract Teen Readers
103
Classics of All Kinds for Teens of All Kinds
104
MustKnown Classics
111
Classic Combos
120
Finding and Keeping Track of Your Own Classics Combos
141
Summing It Up
143
Works Cited
146
Selected Anthologies of Classic and Best Short Stories
147
Making It Happen
149
Develop Maintain and Display Your Classics Collection for Teens
151
Your Classics Collection
152
Displaying Your Classics
163
Other Classics Programs for Teens
223
Classics Activities for Teens
229
Summing It Up
244
Books to Help You Find Classics on Film
245
Booktalk the Classics to Teens
247
A Few Basics of Booktalking
248
Booktalking the Classics
257
Summing It Up
287
Promote the Classics in Schools and Your Teen Community
289
If You Dont Sell Yourself No One Else Will
291
Know Your Audience the Whole Lot of Them
301
Summing It Up
309
An Annotated List of Free FullText Classics Online
311
An Annotated List of Resources about Classics and the Canon
317
More Classics Lists Fiction and Nonficition
321
Fiction
322
Nonfiction
329
Reference List
333
The Classics Defined
359
Comics Classic and Contemporary
370
Contemporary Fiction and Nonfiction
371
Conversations Correspondence and Questionnaires
373
Educational and Professional Resources
374
Media
380
Miscellaneous References
383
Index
385
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Seite 47 - ... the person who shall have made the most important discovery within the domain of physiology or medicine; one part to the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work of an idealistic tendency...
Seite 9 - ... a step; who has discovered some moral and not equivocal truth, or revealed some eternal passion in that heart where all seemed known and discovered; who has expressed his thought, observation, or invention, in no matter what form, only provided it be broad and great, refined and sensible, sane and beautiful in itself; who has spoken to all in his own peculiar style, a style which is found to be also that of the whole world, a style new without neologism, new and old, easily contemporary with...
Seite 174 - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Prince Caspian The Voyage of the Dawn Treader The Silver Chair The Horse and His Boy The Magician's Nephew The Last Battle...
Seite 8 - A classic is classic not because it conforms to certain structural rules, or fits certain definitions (of which its author had quite probably never heard) . It is classic because of a certain eternal and irrepressible freshness.
Seite 29 - Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all.
Seite 279 - So, in five seconds, he was born, he lived and he died. After thirty years of existence and six months of torture, Gully Foyle, the stereotype Common Man, was no more. The key turned in the lock of his soul and the door was opened. What emerged expunged the Common Man forever. "You pass me by," he said with slow mounting fury.
Seite 7 - Winchester says, and it meets his definition of a classic — something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read.
Seite 312 - the preeminent Internet publisher of literature, reference and verse, providing students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web, free of charge.
Seite 86 - Under this structure, the commissioner of education statistics, who leads the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in the US Department of Education, retains responsibility for NAEP operations and technical quality control.
Seite 116 - challenge" as "an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group.

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HOLLY KOELLING is Young Adult/Reference Librarian, Bothell Regional Library, King County Library System, Washington, and a reviewer for Booklist, among other professional journals.

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