'This is a Great Book!': 101 Events for Building Enthusiastic Readers Inside and Outside the Classroom-From Chapter Books to Young Adult Novels

  • Publish Date: 2015-09-30
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Larry Swartz;Shelley Stagg Peterson

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'This Is a Great Book!' is rooted in the belief that having a wide range of 'great' books to read is essential to student success as readers inside the classroom ... and beyond.

Based on extensive research, this highly readable book explores a wide range of recommended titles that cover a spectrum of developmental stages for readers of chapter books to young adult novels. It presents novels around popular themes and features guest voices that include innovative teachers, librarians, booksellers, and students.

Numerous activities and literacy events form the core of this valuable resource. Reproducible pages include response activities, reflection tools, assessment profiles, and inventories for easy classroom use. Committed to nurturing the love of reading, the book invites readers to dig deeper in their understanding and appreciation of books by responding through writing, discussion, the arts, media, and more. Special attention is given to the world of independent leisure reading, where students make choices based on their preferences and tastes.

Experienced and new teachers will find fresh ideas and the tools they need to guide students to 'great' books that will make a difference in their lives.

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