Classic Connections: Turning Teens on to Great Literature by Holly Koelling

By Holly Koelling

Getting youngsters to learn, less take pleasure in vintage literary fiction is an on-going problem for educators and librarians. in spite of the fact that, Holly Koelling?€”author, YA librarian, and booktalker extraordinaire-offers numerous recommendations for emerging to that problem and effectively deciding upon, featuring, and connecting teenagers with nice literature within the library and in class. This booklet defines classics and discusses why they're vital, then presents a step by step technique for locating the hooks that allure adolescents, instructing your self approximately vintage literature, and motivating and encouraging readers. this is often an upbeat, information-packed advisor that any one operating with teenager readers will check with back and again.Readers' advisory recommendations using the style technique, allure positive aspects, and different lures are mentioned besides quite a few courses and promotions that would aid kids extra deeply take pleasure in the classics they read?€”from booktalks, booklists, and screens to readers' theatre, youngster e-book golf equipment, and stories. Brimming with anecdotes and sensible examples, vintage Connections additionally contains an intensive bibliography of classics for youths assets. this can be an upbeat, information-packed consultant, and when you paintings with youngster readers, you are going to discuss with it time and again. if you find yourself via, chances are you'll simply have the teenagers combating over those very important works!

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Beyond this book, you can seek out the many resources available to you, a number of which are included in this book, to help you define classics to your greatest satisfaction and make appropriate classics choices to promote to teens. WHAT’S IN THE CLASSICS FOR TEENS? Sure, there are teens out there proactively seeking the classics. Not loads, but some. If a public librarian, you might find a number of homeschooled teens in individualized reading programs are actively using your library to study the world’s great works, to meet both educational and personal goals.

A series of concrete benches were pulled up and turned over, the glass windows in a fighter jet cockpit and in a helicopter were broken, the helicopter’s 15 16 Classic Connections door was pulled off and taken away, and numerous plaques commemorating veterans from five wars were torn down. Instead of receiving a maximum sentence of 180 days in jail, the judge, with the involvement of Herb Stafford, a Veterans of Foreign Wars Post Commander, sentenced the teens to learning about American soldiers and the sacrifices they’ve made for the free democracy enjoyed by these youth.

That might do. It is, after all, short, and Disney animated it. There’s Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. That one’s supposed to be super creepy, it’s not too long, and it has that obvious good-versus-evil theme that teens find so compelling. Don’t we all? Then there’s H. G. Wells’s The Invisible Man. That one is definitely a longer book than the other two, and from having read the blurb on the back, it seems to you like one with a more complex and serious theme. What will you recommend of the available choices?

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