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Title: Patrick Jones


1
  • Patrick Jones
  • www.connectingya.com

2
Getting started
  • One in your face I hate to read what does it
    mean, why did he say it, and what you can do
    about it
  • One fact Reading ability is positively
    correlated with the extent to which students read
    recreationally. -National Center for Education
    Statistics.
  • One story from JDC
  • One book from your life
  • School Library Journal November 2001
  • Why We Are Kids Best Assets

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Connecting Young Adults and LibrariesPatrick
Joneshttp//www.connectingya.comGetting started
  • HOW?
  • Lecture
  • Handouts
  • Active Learning
  • Power Point
  • Reading books on slides
  • WHO?
  • Audience
  • Customers / students
  • Presenter
  • WHAT Objectives
  • WHEN?
  • WHERE?

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Small group exercise 1
  • Have you now or have you ever been a reluctant
    reader?
  • What is your reading autobiography?

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Why They Arent Reading
  • By the time many students reach high school, they
    equate reading with ridicule, failure or
    exclusively school-related tasks.

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Why They Arent Reading
  • Cant find the good books

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers
  • Cover - catchy, action-oriented, attractive,
    appealing, good "blurb"

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers
  • Print style - sufficiently large for enjoyable
    reading

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers
  • Format - appropriate and appealing balance of
    text and white space

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers
  • Artwork/illustrations - enticing, realistic,
    demonstrated diversity

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers
  • Clear writing without long convoluted sentences
    of sophisticated vocabulary

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers
  • Acceptable literary quality and effectiveness of
    presentation

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers Fiction
  • High interest "hook" in first 10 pages

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers Fiction
  • Well-defined characters and not too many of them

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers Fiction
  • Sufficient plot to sustain interest

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 When you write, do you think about the
potential book's appeal to non-readers? 
  • R.L. Stine Almost all of my books are designed
    for reluctant readers. When I wrote and edited
    educational magazines, I learned how to write for
    different reading levels. I try to keep my scary
    books at a 4th-grade reading and vocabulary
    level. In addition-- short books, fast-paced,
    lots of surprises and twists, cliff-hanger
    chapter endings to force them to go on to the
    next chapter, and plot-driven books with little
    description to slow down the action.

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers Fiction
  • Plot lines developed through dialog and action
    rather than descriptive text

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers Fiction
  • Familiar themes with emotional appeal for
    teenagers

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Young adults like fiction that
  • 1. Show YAs being independent from adults.
  • 2. Reassure YAs they are "normal".
  • 3. Present role models.
  • 4. Demonstrate problem solving in action.
  • 5. Allow to feel like winners/overcoming
    odds.
  • 6. Display relationships of all sorts.
  • 7. Capture intensity and uncertainty of
    their life.
  • 8. Help develop of socially responsible
    behavior
  • 9. Explore lives of other teenagers.
  • .

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers Fiction
  • Believable treatment (that does not preclude
    speculative fiction however)

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers Fiction
  • Single point of view / not too many characters

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Qualities of Books for Reluctant Readers Fiction
  • Touches of humor when appropriate

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Books genre teen fiction.

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Books series fiction .

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Books nonfiction (general).

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Books nonfiction biography.

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Books graphic novels.

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Books - collected comics.

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Books Manga.

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Magazines

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WHAT will reluctant readers read? (Twenty four
carets)
  • Comic Books

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Comic Books


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25 things to do to reach reluctant readers
tomorrow
  1. A library card
  2. Booklists
  3. Booktalking
  4. Build relationships

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25 things to do to reach reluctant readers
tomorrow
  1. Celebrate Teen Read Week
  2. Contests
  3. Displays
  4. Follow-up

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25 things to do to reach reluctant readers
tomorrow
  1. Freedom and choice
  2. Get input
  3. Get out of the library
  4. Get over yourself

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25 things to do to reach reluctant readers
tomorrow
  1. Get them in the building
  2. Go the shelves
  3. High visibility merchandising
  4. Honesty

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25 things to do to reach reluctant readers
tomorrow
  1. Keep current
  2. Listen
  3. Non-judgmental attitude
  4. Reader's advisory

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25 things to do to reach reluctant readers
tomorrow
  1. Samples
  2. Wave goodbye to just fiction
  3. Weed the collection
  4. Zowie! Get graphic

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Talking points from authors
  • Jon Scieszka From what I've heard from my GUYS
    READ fans, they see most all reading as some kind
    of school assignment. They feel like they are
    going to have to answer 10 questions or write an
    essay for anything they read. I've heard from a
    lot of teens who say they are not readers. But
    it turns out that they read magazines about cars,
    music, wrestling, fishing, computers, style. They
    read information books. They read graphic
    novels. They read and write online. They just
    don't read the relatively narrow collection of
    literary fiction that is defined as "Real
    Reading" in schools.

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A core collection for reluctant readers a tool
box
  • Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)
    website. www.ala.org/yalsa/booklists
  • Includes a variety of booklists, including Quick
    Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Best
    Books for Young Adults and others.

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For More Information
  • Connecting with Reluctant Teen Readers
  • Patrick Jones, Maureen L. Hartman, and Patricia
    Taylor
  • Neal-Schuman, coming in summer 2006

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Final thoughts
  • Date Thu, 15 Sep 2005 163426 -0700 (PDT)
  • From "Amanda
  • Subject Hi I loved your book
  • To Patrick_at_connectingya.com
  • My name is Amanda!!! I am 15 years old and I have
    just finished reading your book "Things Change".
    It has been the most inspiring thing that I have
    read in my life!!! See normally I do not enjoy
    reading but, this book just captured me and
    sucked me in!!! I have never finished a whole
    book, but this one I read it in two days flat!!!
     I have never read a book that related so well to
    teens today. You were so real when you wrote this
    book........ I was shocked to find that this
    was your first book dedicated to teens!!! I only
    wish that you write more!!! The girl Johanna was
    so strong it only made feel good about my self!!!
    I could relate to every single thing in the
    book.......  and it can only show to others that
    real things can happen to real people!!! And
    you told it like it was in the book..... I just
    wrote to tell you that you are now my favorite
    author!!! And I HOPE that you write many more
    teen books because I can guarantee you I will the
    first to get one!!!

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  • HardcoverISBN 0-8027-8901-3Price 16.95224
    pagesApril 2004PaperbackISBN
    0-8027-7746-5ISBN 13 978-0-8027-7746-1Price
    7.95224 pagesApril 2006

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  • nailed
  • HardcoverISBN 0-8027-8077-6ISBN 13
    978-0-8027-8077-5Price 16.95224 pagesSize
    5-1/2 x 8-1/4April 2006

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  • Chasing Tail Lights
  • HardcoverISBN 0-8027-9628-1ISBN 13
    978-0-8027-9628-8Price 16.95304 pagesAugust
    2007

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Connecting Young Adults and LibrariesPatrick
Joneshttp//www.connectingya.com
  • Consulting, training, and coaching for providing
    powerful youth services including library card
    campaigns and web projects
  • patrick_at_connectingYA.com
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