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Title: TARGET Promoting Pleasure Reading Amongst Male Teens


1
TARGET Promoting Pleasure Reading Amongst Male
Teens
Ontario Library Association Superconference Thursd
ay, February 3, 2005
  • Presenter
  • Pamela Panopalis
  • Teacher-Librarian
  • St. Marys Secondary School
  • Cobourg, Ontario

2
What is TARGET?
  • Target is a reading incentive project
  • aimed at engaging male teens to read for
  • pleasure.
  • The name was selected by a Teen Advisory
  • Committee who decided to promote the
  • whole concept of male adolescent pleasure
  • reading in a campaign format.

3
What led to the creation of Target?
The Target Reading Project was created as a
result if another reading program entitled the
White Pine. When the White Pine Reading Program
was first implemented at St. Marys Secondary
School, it attracted 61 members. Unfortunately
out of these 61 readers, only 11 were male. The
White Pine was obviously not popular with male
teens and so the following question was raised
How can the St. Marys Secondary Library increase
pleasure reading amongst male teens?
4
Why a Teen Advisory Committee?
It made more sense to allow for student input.
Students are current on the latest teen trends
and interests. Their help would help stir us in
the right direction.
How were members selected?
They were asked! Male students who frequent the
library were asked first. Members from the
student council were also approached. Names were
recorded and these students were contacted. The
objectives of the project were discussed and
those that were interested signed on.
5
How many were on the committee?
The initial Teen Advisory Committee consisted of
ten members, including one female. The female
considered herself a budding librarian and had a
good idea of what guys like to read. Three of the
students were from grades ten and eleven and four
were from grade twelve. Attempts that year failed
to attract any grade nine students. Originally
two had signed up,but never made any of the
meetings.
How often did they meet?
The Target campaign ran for three months and the
whole team met at least once a month to discuss
progress and new ideas. Individuals working on
different areas would touch base more frequently
with the teacher-librarian. Agendas were drawn
and copies of the minutes were sent to the
principal.
6
What was the objective of the Target Project?
The objective was discussed in the initial Target
Meeting and that was to increase pleasure reading
amongst male teens at St. Marys Secondary School.
Why was this an important area to pursue?
Research indicates a connection between
literature and literacy. Increased reading
experiences develop comprehension, communication,
general knowledge, vocabulary and syntactic
knowledge. Furthermore, students who are active
and engaged readers are more apt to perform
better on standardize tests. (Krashen,1993)
7
The decisions of the TARGET Committee
  • The following strategies were generated and
    implemented throughout the course of the
  • Target Project.

8
Name the project
The committee wanted to run the project like a
campaign with a climatic celebration. They
settled on the name TARGET. They did not want
any reference to gender on the promos, to
advertise it as an exclusive GUYS Reading Club,
they thought would discriminate and deter females
from participating. The TAC would orally announce
that TARGET had a variety of stuff that may
appeal to guys, but no where did they want it
promoted as a GUYS Reading Club.
9
Offer a wide range of reading material
The committee did not want to run it as a program
with a fixed selection of books to choose from.
They wanted to see a wide range of reading
choices that would include not only fiction and
non-fiction books, but also comics, newspapers
and popular magazines.
Establish a leisure reading area
The committee thought the library was too
academic and wanted to see a defined leisure
reading area that would include comfy chairs and
house the newspapers and popular magazines
10
Generate interest surveys
Committee members collected data on male student
interests. Would these students be interested in
coming into the library if there were any books
or magazines on the things that interested
them? Sample of Interest Survey
11
Display Target Books separately
It would be more convenient to have all the books
of possible interest in one locale. Most
students, especially the ones who are not used to
a library setup, would not be inclined to go
shifting through the shelves to find a book of
interest. If the books were strategically placed
in a designated area , especially near the
circulation counter, there would be more of a
chance of students actually checking them
out. The committee scanned the library for all
possible books of interest. Stickers were
placed on the spine label and the books were
placed on a separate shelf. The committee also
brought books from home on temporary loan.
12
Create a bulletin board with males reading
The committee thought that a bulletin board with
the coolest guys in school reading may also be
effective. Pictures were taken of male students
and staff reading. Their pictures were displayed
in a collage form, with the Target Rack right
underneath.
Advertise outside the library
The committee set up seasonal TARGET displays in
a glass cabinet outside the library. September
had a sports theme. October featured horror
books. November had history and war books.
December displayed the new arrivals.
13
Advertise around school
The Committee designed Target Posters and Target
bookmarks. These were distributed to homerooms so
staff can promote the project as well.
Hold weekly draws
The community was quite generous in donating to
the cause and a series of gift certificates from
local businesses were donated.
14
Give Target Book Talks
The teacher-librarian and some committee members
promoted the project through a series of book
talks.
Distribute Target Book Bins
The committee thought of sending samples of
Target books to classes who participate in silent
reading. A few classes, especially those with
more male students agreed to have book bins
delivered to their classes.
15
Hold a grand Target celebration
The committee wanted to see a culminating event
that would celebrate male teen pleasure reading.
They decided on a Café Style Book Talk, with live
music at the end.
Pass out Certificates
Certificates were designed and passed out during
the Target Café Style Book Talk. They served as
an acknowledgement and encouragement in
participating in a reading program. The committee
also thought that this would look good in the
student portfolio.
16
Target Reading Incentive Campaign The Results
  • The campaign ran for 3 months from Sept.
    15th-Dec. 15th. Any male or female student
    checking out a book form the Target Rack was
    asked if the book was required reading or
    pleasure reading. If they replied the latter, it
    was recorded on a Data Collection Tracking Chart.

17
Data Collection Tracking Chart
Sample
18
Comparison Chart White Pine versus Target
The project attracted 56 readers and only 6 were
female. The TAC had been adamant in not promoting
TARGET as an exclusive Guys Club, and yet
females were not attracted to it. Female students
would browse through the TARGET rack, but decline
to check out any of the selections. The White
Pine was also not meant to be exclusive and was
never promoted as such, but yet it appeared to
attract more females than males.
19
Target Male Readers According to Grade.
The majority of TARGET participants came from
grade 10, attracting 18 readers and grade 9
coming in second with 16 readers.
20
Total Amount of Items Read Males Only
There were 104 checkouts and 97 were from male
borrowers. Twenty-three out of the fifty or 46
were repeat borrowers, patrons who checked out
more than one book.
21
Target Repeat BorrowersMales Only
Grade 10 had the most checkouts, but
interestingly enough, many of the repeated
borrowers were from grade 11 where 4/5 males
checked out more than one item.
22
Target Reading Type ChoicesFiction versus
Non-Fiction
There did not appear to be any great discrepancy
between fiction and non-fiction reading choices
amongst the male readers. Non-fiction had a
slight edge with 49 checkouts.
23
Fiction Books Selected ByMale Target Readers
Fantasy Books such as The Hobbitt by J.R. Tolkien
appeared to be popular choices in fiction.
24
Non-Fiction Books Selected by Target Male Readers
History books such as The Great War by. J. Winter
or Pharaohs of Egypt by J. Hawkes appeared to be
most popular amongst male readers. Sport
magazines came in second.
25
Percentage of Identified Participants Males Only
The TARGET reading project attracted 19 formally
identified students, including two females.
Interestingly enough, the White Pine attracted
only 8 identified students. There were no
classification of reading levels placed on the
books in either program, nor were they promoted
as such.
26
Target Identified Readers
The majority of identified students were either
learning disabled or were diagnosed with multiple
exceptionalities. Many of the participants came
from grade 12 where 7/11 were formally identified.
27
Reading Type Preferences of Identified
Participants
There did not appear to be any great discrepancy
between the reading choices of the identified
students. Fiction books were slightly more
popular.
28
Evaluation of the Target Project
  • The project was evaluated three ways data,
    teacher input, student input

29
Target Evaluation Teacher Input
Teachers were made aware of the project during a
staff meeting. Staff were very supportive of the
program. Many participated in the book talks and
agreed to have book bins in their classrooms. It
was hard, however, to determine any significant
change in the attitudes towards pleasure reading
amongst their male students. One particular
teacher who had agreed to the book bins,
eventually continued on with the silent reading
periods. He had figured on making this a
temporary venture, but his class voted
overwhelmingly to keep reading.
30
Target Evaluation Student Input
  • TARGET evaluation surveys were circulated to
    all participants and 32 responded. Many were
    impressed with the program and the variety of the
    selections. Favorable comments were made on the
    range of choice and quite a few positive comments
    were made on the fact that we had included
    comics and popular magazines.
  • The popular drawing features were
  • The TARGET Reading Rack
  • The Get Caught Reading Bulletin Board
  • The Café Style Book Talk
  • The Posters
  • Weekly Draws
  • Outside Displays

31
Target Recommendations
  • Should be a regular part of the SMSS library plan
  • Project should run for longer periods
  • Teen male literacy should be promoted outside the
    library and around the community
  • Teen Advisory Committee should be considered when
    launching other programs
  • Invite guest speakers
  • Start a website off the school library page with
    Target Pics
  • Circulate Target Newsletters
  • Start a book club

32
Target Reading Personal Reflections
  • Enthusiasm of the Teen Advisory
    Committeestudents wanted to read more literature
    on boys and literacy
  • The opinion of sexual discriminationhow the TAC
    considered calling the program a Guys Reading
    Club exclusive
  • The attraction of so many Identified Students
  • The Target Reading Club and the White Pine had
    opposite attraction ratios

33
Target Reading Project
  • The following are appendices of some of the
    items used or pertaining to program

34
Budget For a Target Program
35
Target References
Booth, D. (2002). Even hockey players read boys,
literacy and learning. Markham Pembroke Brozo,
W. (2002). To be a boy reader engaging teen and
preteen boys in active literacy. Newark
International Reading Association Krashen, S.
(1993). The power of reading. Englewood
Libraries Unlimitted. Pritchard, L. (2003)
Understanding the reluctant male reader
implications for the teacher librarian.
Retrieved September 30, 2003 from
Http//www.penguin.com Scieszka, J. Guys read
website. Retrieved September 26, 2003 from
http//www.guysread.com/content2.html
36
Sample of TARGET Poster
37
Samples of Target Invitation and Certificate
38
TARGET DISPLAY
39
  • Books checked out by the
  • TARGET Readers

40
Target Selections Fiction Books
Crichton, Michael. Timeline, New York
Ballantine, 1999. Carey,Diane. Star trek ship of
the line. Toronto Pocket Book, 1997. Verne,
Jules. 20,000 leagues under the sea. Toronto
Bantam, 1962. Clarke, Arthur. 2010 Space Odyssey
two New York Ballantine Books, 1982. Vonnegut,
Kurt Cats Cradle. New York Laurel Books,
1988. Rice, Anne, Vittorio. the vampire, new
tales of the vampires. New York Ballantine
Books, 1999. Ice, Kathy. Magic the gathering of
distant planes. New York Harper Collins, 1996.
41
Target Selections Fiction bookscontinued
Dumas, Alexandre. Rogers, J. translator. The man
in the iron mask. New York Signet, 1992. Oppel,
Kenneth. The live forever machine. Toronto
Harper Collins, 1990.. Herbert, Frank. Dune. New
York Ace Books, 1990. Puzo, Mario. The
Godfather. New York Putman, 1969. King, Stephen.
The fire starter. New York New American Library,
1981. Cornwell, Bernard. Excalibur. London,
England Penguin Books, 1997. Puzo, Mario. The
Sicilian. New York Linden Press. 1984. Kay, Guy
Gavriel. Sailing to sarantium. Toronto Penguin.
1998.
42
Target Selections Fiction Bookscontinued
Askew, Kim. Surfers of the snow. Markham, On.
Fitzhenry Whiteside, 1998. Huff, Tanya. The
second summoning. New York Daw Books,
2001. Tine, Robert. Outbreak. New York Penguin
Books, 1995. Rice, Anne Interview with a vampire.
New York Knopf, 1995. Hilton, James. Lost
horizon. New York Pocket Books, 1983. Paulson,
Gary. The river. New York Laurel-Leaf,
1991. Peacock, Shane. The secret of the silver
mines. Toronto Puffin, 2001. King, Stephen.
Heart in Atlantis. New York Pocket Books, 1999.
43
Target Selections Fiction Bookscontinued
Hugo, Victor. The Hunchback of Notre Dame. New
York Penguin, 1996. Lewis, C.S. The last battle.
New York Harper-Trophy, 1956. Chan Gillian.
Foreign field. Toronto Kids Can Press,
2002. Applegate, K.A. Enchanted everworld 3. New
York Scholastic,1999. Pike, Christopher. Tales
of terror. New York Archway, 1997. Niles,
Douglas. Darkwalker on moonshae. Lake Geneva,
WIS ISR, Inc. 1987. Tolkien J.R.R. The hobbit.
London. Grafton, 1997. Kay, Guy Gavriel. Tiganna.
Markham, ON. Penguin Books, 1991. Stine, R.L.
Fight team. New York Golden Books, 1998.
44
Target Selection Fiction Bookscontinued
Pike Christopher. Bury me deep. New York Pulsee,
1991. Perry, S. D. Virus. New York Pocket Books.
1991. King, Stephen. It. New York Penguin
Books, 1986. Jackson, Steve. Siege of Sardath.
London Puffin Books, 1991. Hickman, Homer.
October sky. New York Island Books, 1998. Kay,
Guy, Gavriel. Summer tree. New York Harper
Coliins, 1984. Tolkien, J.R. The lost road. New
York Harper Collins, 1993. Patterson, James.
Along came a spider. Boston Little Brown, 1993.
45
Target Selection
  • High Interest / Low Vocabulary
  • Fiction
  • Kropp, Paul. Baby blue. Don Mills, ON Maxwell
    Macmillan Canada, 1989.
  • Kyi, Tanya Lloyd. Truth. Victoria, BC Orca Book
    Publishers, 2003.
  • Choyce, Lesley. Roid rage. Medeira Park, BC
    Harbour Publishing, 1999.
  • Kropp, Paul. We both have scars. Don Mills, ON
    Maxwell Macmillan Canada, 1990.
  • Matheson, Shirlee Smith. Fastback beach.
    Victoria, BC Orca Book Publishers, 2003.
  • Choyce, Lesley. Full tilt. Don Mills, ON Maxwell
    Macmillan Canada, 1993.
  • Brouwer, Sigmund. Mountain biking to the
    extreme cliff dive. Dallas, TX Word
    Publishing, 1996.

46
High Interest / Low VocabularyFiction (continue)
  • Gaetz, Dayle Campbell. No problem. Victoria, BC
    Orca Book Publishers, 2003.
  • Ibbitson, John. Starcrosser. Don Mills, ON
    Maxwell Macmillan Canada, 1990.
  • Choyce, Lesley. Wrong time, wrong place. Halifax,
    NS Formac Publishing Company Limited, 1991.
  • Goobie, Beth. Who owns Kelly Paddik?. Victoria,
    BC Orca Book Publishers, 2003.
  • Morck, Irene. Tough trails. Victoria, BC Orca
    Book Publishers, 2003.
  • Kropp, Paul. Blizzard. Scarborough, ON Prentice
    Hall Canada, 1995.
  • Goobie, Beth. Sticks and stones. Victoria, BC
    Orca Book Publishers, 2002.
  • Heneghan, James. Hit squad. Victoria, BC Orca
    Book Publishers, 2003.
  • Choyce, Lesley. Clearcut danger. Halifax, NS
    Formac Publishing Company Limited, 1992.

47
High Interest / Low VocabularyFiction (continued)
  • Bell, William. Death wind. Victoria, BC Orca
    Book Publishers, 2002.
  • Horowitz, Anthony. Stormbreaker. New York, NY
    Puffin Books, 2000.
  • Booker, Jean. Mystery house. Toronto, ON
    Stoddart Publishing Co. Limited, 1987.
  • Butcher, Kristin. The trouble with Liberty.
    Victoria, BC Orca Book Publishers, 2003.
  • Halvorson, Marilyn. Bull rider. Victoria, BC
    Orca Book Publishers, 2003.
  • Goobie, Beth. Kicked out. Scarborough, ON
    Prentice Hall Canada, 1995.
  • Choyce, Lesley. Good idea gone bad. Halifax, NS
    Formac Publishing Company Limited, 1993.
  • Hill, Laban. Half pipe rip-off. New York, NY
    Hyperion Paperbacks for Children, 1998.

48
High Interest / Low VocabularyFiction (continued)
  • Nicholson, Lorna Schultz. Interference. Toronto,
    ON James Lorimer Company Ltd., 2004.
  • Choyce, Lesley. Dark end of Dream Street.
    Halifax, NS Formac Publishing Limited, 1994.
  • Kropp, Paul. Dead on. Don Mills, ON Collier
    Macmillan Canada Inc., 1980.
  • Brouwer, Sigmund. Scuba diving to the extreme
    off the wall. Dallas, TX Word Publishing, 1996.
  • Morck, Irene. Tough trails. Don Mills, ON
    Maxwell Macmillan Canada, 1994.
  • Godfrey, Martyn. In the time of the monsters. Don
    Mills, ON Maxwell Macmillan Canada, 1989.
  • Polak, Monique. Flip turn. Toronto, ON James
    Lorimer Company Ltd., Publishers, 2004.

49
Target Selection Non-Fiction Books
Moore, Michael. Stupid White Men. New York
Harper Collins, 2001. Covey, Sean. The 7 habits
of highly effective teens. New York Fireside,
1998. Woog, Adam. The Beatles. San Diego, CA
Lucent, 1998. Winter, Jay. The great war. New
York Penguin Studio, 1998. Joseph, James. Here
is your hobby snowmobiling. New York Putman.
1972. Clark, Alan. Comics an illustrated
history. London Greenwood, 1991. Silverman,
David. Ancient Egypt. London Duncan Baird,
1997. Hobson, Christine. Exploring the world of
pharaohs London Thames and Hudson, 1990.
50
Target Selections Non Fiction Books continued
Lampton, Christopher. DNA and the creation of
life. New York Arco Pub., 1983. Spick, Mike.
Fighters at war. New York Barnes and Noble,
1997. Donald, David. The military jets aircraft.
London Brown Books, 1998. Boden, J. Canada north
of sixty. Toronto McClelland Stewart,
1991. Lent. Christopher. Rockschool 2. New York
Simon and Schuster, 1987. Shirley, David. History
of rock and roll. New York F. Watts,
1997. Williams, Tony. Rugby skills and tactics.
Wiilowdale, ON Firefly Books, 2000. Duplacey,
James. Great goalies. Toronto Kids Can Press,
1994
51
Target Selections Non Fiction Books continued
Donald, David. The military jets aircraft guide.
London Brown Books, 1998. Klein, Naomi . No
logo. Toronto Vintage Canada, 2000. Jordan,
Michael. Nostradamus. Dubai Carlton Books,
1998. McDonell, Chris. Hockeys greatest stars.
Willowdale. ON Firefly Books, 1999. Hodgson,
Lyn-Philip. Inside camp x. Port Perry, ON Blake
Books, 2000. Lotherington, John. Tudor years.
London Hodder and Stoughton, 1994. The concise
encyclopedia to formula one racing. UK Parragon,
2000. Armstrong, Lance. Its no about the bike.
New York G.P. Putman, 2000.
52
Target Selections Non Fiction Books Continued
Hart, Christopher. How to draw animation. New
York Watson, Guptill, 1997. Marshall, Chris.
Warfare in the ancient medieval warfare. Austin,
TX Raintree, Steck, Vaughan, 1999. Fleisher,
Paul. Relativity and quantum mechanics.
Minneapolis Lerner, 2002. Perret, Byran. Iron
fist. London Cassell, 1995. Margolis, Jeffrey.
Violence in sports Berkley Heights, NJ Enslow ,
1999. Vercouuter, Jean. The search for ancient
Egypt. New York H.N. Abrams, 1 992. Joyce, Dan.
The complete book of cycling. London Hamlyn,
1997. Crowther, Nicky The ultimate mountain bike
book. Toronto Firefly books, ,2000.
53
Target Selections Non Fiction Books continued
Taylpr, A.,P. The first war an illustrated
history. England Penguin Books,
1963. Sommerville, Donald. World war one.
Austin, TX Raintree,Steck and Vaughn,
1999. Crown, Hugh. Military helicopters. New
York Gallery Books, 1984.
54
Graphic Novels
  • Konomi, Takeshi. The prince of tennis Shoen
    Jump Graphic Novel / Vol. 1. San Francisco, CA.
    Viz. 2004.
  • Satarapi, Marjane. Persepolis 2 / The story of a
    return. New York Pantheon. 2003.
  • Satarapi, Majane. Persepolis. 1 / the story of a
    childhood. New York Pantheon, 2003.
  • Carnell, John, Leialona, Steve. The Hitchers
    guide to the galaxy. New York Byron Preisis
    Visual. 1997.
  • Mityazaki, Hayao. Nausicaa of the valley of the
    wind / 1. San Francisco, CA Viz. 2004.
  • Speigelman, Art. Maus a survivors tale/ my
    father bleeds history. New York Pantheon, 1999.
  • Speigelman, Art. Maus a survivors tale / and
    here my troubles began. New York Pantheon Books.
    1991.

55
Graphic Novels
  • Moore, Alan. Across the universe / the DC
    universe stories of Alan Moore. New York DC
    Comics, 2003.
  • Avi. City of light, city of dark. New York
    Scholastic, 1993.
  • Dixon, Charles and Deming, Sean. J.R.R. Tolkien,
    the hobbit graphic novel. London Grafton Books,
    1991.
  • Collins, Max Allen et el. On the road to
    perdition / detour. New York Paradox Press,
    2004.
  • Tezuka, Osamu. Adolf 1945 and all that remains.
    San Francisco Cadence Books, 2003.
  • Brown, Chester. Louis Riel, a comic strip
    biography. Montreal Drawn and Quarterly
    Publications, 2003.
  • Eisner, Will. Moby Dick. New York Nantier, Beall
    Minoustchine, 1998.
  • Clamp School Detectives. Vol. 1 of 3. Los
    Angeles, CA Tokyopop, 1992.

56
Graphic Novels
  • Kesel, Barbara. Meridian / Taking the skies.
    Oldsmar, FL CrossGeneration Comics, 2001.
  • Kesel, Barbara. Meridian / Flying Solo. Oldsmar,
    FL CrossGen Comics LLC, 2001.
  • Kesel, Barbara. Meridian / Going to ground.
    Oldsmar, FL CrossGeneration Comics, 2001.
  • Smith, Jeff. Bone / Out from Boneville. Columbus,
    OH Cartoon Books, 1992.
  • Smith, Jeff. Bone / The great cow race. Columbus,
    OH Cartoon Books, 1996.
  • Smith, Jeff. Bone / Eyes of the storm. Columbus,
    OH Cartoon Books, 1996.

57
Target selection / Non-fiction
  • High Interest/Low Vocabulary
  • Danger is my business series
  • Ziegler, Heidi. Bodyguard. New York, NY
    Scholastic, 2003.
  • Abraham, Phil. The firefighter. New York, NY
    Scholastic, 2003.
  • Cefrey, Holly. Bounty Hunters. New York, NY
    Scholastic, 2003.
  • Weintraub, Aileen. Stunt double. New York, NY
    Scholastic, 2003.
  • Natural disasters series
  • Thompson, Luke. Volcanoes. New York Scholastic,
    2000.
  • Thompson, Luke. Tsunamis. New York Scholastic,
    2000.
  • Thompson, Luke. Forest Fires. New York
    Scholastic, 2000.
  • Thompson, Luke. Earthquakes. New York
    Scholastic, 2000.
  • Thompson, Luke. Tornados. New York Scholastic,
    2000.
  • Thompson, Luke. Floods. New York Scholastic,
    2000.

58
Target selection / Non-fiction
  • High Interest / Low vocabulary
  • Life in the future series
  • Cafrey, Holly. Virtual reality. New York, NY
    Scholastic, 2002.
  • Beyer, Mark. Transportation of the future. New
    York, NY Scholastic, 2002.
  • Cafrey, Holly. Cloning and genetic engineering.
    New York, NY Scholastic, 2002.
  • Beyer, Mark. Space exploration. New York
    Scholastic, 2002.
  • Built for speed series
  • Cefrey, Holly. High speed trains. New York, NY
    Scholastic, 2001.
  • Thompson, Luke. Jet ski. New York, NY
    Scholastic, 2000.
  • Murdico, Suzanne J. Concorde. New York, NY
    Scholastic, 2000.
  • Beyer, Mark. Speed boats. New York, NY
    Scholastic, 2000.

59
Target selection / Non-fiction
  • High Interest / Low Vocabulary
  • Backstage Pass series
  • Wessling, Katherine. Backstage at a movie set.
    New York, NY Scholastic, 2003.
  • Cafrey, Holly. Backstage at a music video. New
    York Scholastic, 2003.
  • Somervil, Barbara A. Backstage at a Newscast. New
    York Scholastic, 2003.
  • Miller, Kimberly M. Backstage at a playCafrey,
    Holly. Backstage at a music video. New York
    Scholastic, 2003.
  • Somervil, Barbara A. Backstage at a Newscast. New
    York Scholastic, 2003.
  • Miller, Kimberly M. Backstage at a play. New
    York Scholastic, 2003.
  • Fingerroth, Danny. Backstage at an animated
    series. New York Scholastic, 2003.

60
Target selection / Non-fiction
  • High Interest / Low Vocabulary
  • Extreme outdoors series
  • Brown, Gillian C.P. Snowboarding. New York
    Scholastic, 2003.
  • Weintraub, Aileen. Rock climbing. New York
    Scholastic, 2003.
  • Weintraub, Aileen. Mountain biking. New York
    Scholastic, 2003.
  • Zeigler, Heidi. Hang gliding. New York
    Scholastic, 2003.
  • Cefrey, Holly. Sky surfing. New York Scholastic,
    2003.
  • Survivor series
  • Beyer, Mark. Crisis in space / Apollo 13. New
    York Scholastic, 2001.
  • Werther Scott P. Jon Krakauers adventure on Mt.
    Everest. New York Scholastic, 2003.

61
Target selection / Non-fiction
  • High Interest / Low vocabulary
  • Survivor series
  • Werther, Scott P. Alive! Airplane crash in the
    Andes mountains. New York Scholastic, 2003.
  • Fine, Jil. The whaleship Essex / the true story
    of Moby Dick. New York Scholastic, 2003.
  • Werther, Scott P. The Donner party. New York
    Scholastic, 2002.
  • Abraham, Philip. John F. Kennedy and PT109. New
    York Scholastic, 2002.
  • Somervill, Barbara. Scott OGrady behind enemy
    lines. New York Scholastic, 2003.
  • Cafrey, Holly. Steven Callahan adrift at sea. New
    York Scholastic, 2003.
  • Fine, Jil. The Shackleton expedition. New York
    Scholastic, 2002.
  • Werther, Scott. Dr. Jerri Nielsen cheating
    death in Antarctica. New York Scholastic, 2003.

62
Target selection / Non-fiction
  • High Interest / Low Vocabulary
  • Animal Attack series
  • Murdico, Suzanne. Coyote attacks. New York
    Scholastic, 2000.
  • Fitzgerald, Patrick. Lion attacks. New York
    Scholastic, 2000.
  • Fitzgerald, Patrick. Croc and gator attacks. New
    York Scholastic, 2000.
  • Murdico, Suzanne. Tiger attacks. New York
    Scholastic, 2000.
  • Laslo, Cynthia. Rat attacks. New York
    Scholastic, 2000.
  • Murdico, Suzane. Wild dog attacks. New York
    Scholastic, 2000.
  • Fitzgerald, Patrick. Bear attacks. New York
    Scholastic, 2000.

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Target selection / Non-fiction
  • High Interest / Low Vocabulary
  • Innes, Brian. The Bermuda triangle / unsolved
    mysteries. Austin, TX Steck-Vaughn, 1999.
  • Innes, Brian. Water monsters / unsolved
    mysteries. Austin, TX Steck-Vaughn, 1999.
  • Roydhouse, Sandy. Good sports / a collection of
    biographies. Don Mills, ON Pearson Educational,
    2003.
  • Wright, Nelwyn. Dynamic dance. Don Mills, ON
    Pearson Education, 2003.
  • Bacon, Francis. Our place in space. Don Mills,
    ON Pearson Education, 2003.
  • MacDonald, Cheryl. Niagara daredevils / amazing
    stories. Canmore, AB Altitude Publishers, 2003.
  • Moore, Micheal. Stupid white men. New York Regan
    Books, 2001.
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