Making the Match

The Right Book for the Right Reader at the Right Time, Grades 4-12

What do adolescents care about? Chatting online with friends, movies, their favorite bands … but many are also avid readers. What motivates some of these "typical teens" to become lifelong readers and others to slide by with the minimum amount of assigned reading? Teri Lesesne says the key is finding the books that get them hooked in the first place.

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What do adolescents care about? Chatting online with friends, movies, their favorite bands … but many are also avid readers. What motivates some of these "typical teens" to become lifelong readers and others to slide by with the minimum amount of assigned reading? Teri Lesesne says the key is finding the books that get them hooked in the first place.

In Making the Match she focuses on three distinct areas that will assist teachers and librarians in steering students to the lit...read more

About the Author(s)

There was never any doubt in Teri Lesesne's mind that she would one day become a teacher. "It is the only thing I ever considered becoming," she says. She loves to see kids' faces light up as they learn. "Kids of all ages are so responsive, so engaged in what they are doing, and it is wonderful to see the wheels turning."

Table of Contents

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Foreword by Kylene Beers
Acknowledgments
Introduction
"My Life as a Reader in a Stolen Moment Talkin' Blues" by John H. Ritter
"On Reading, or a Reader Grows in Brooklyn" by Mel Glenn
Part I: Knowing the Kids
"A Literary Quest" by Carolyn Meyer
1. What Is a Young Adult?
"Exploring Feelings and Desires in Books" by Jack Gantos
2. Adolescent Development: Physical, Mental, Emotional, Social
"Finding the Meaning Myself" by Chris Crutcher
3. What Young Adults Tell Us About Books, Reading, and Educators
"The Gift of Reading" by Joan Lowery Nixon
4. Getting to Know You: Using Surveys and Questionnaires
"What Reading Means to Me" by Chris Crowe
"The Richness of Books" by Jeanette Ingold
Part II: Knowing the Books
"The Hardy Boys Made Me Do It" by Paul Janeczko
5. What Makes a Book "Good"?
"A Reader, a Romantic" by Cynthia Leitich-Smith
6. Fiction Genres for Adolescents
"Writing to Make One Fall from Trees" by T. A. Barron
7. Moving from Fiction to Informational Books
"Reading: Natural and Essential" by Lori Aurelia Williams
"Riding the Roller Coaster" by Sonya Sones
Part III: Making the Match
"Lift Off" by Kimberly Willis Holt
8. Reading Aloud: The Power of the Spoken Word
"Wondering What's Around the Bend" by Sharon Creech
9. Booktalking: Making Personal Introductions Between Books and Readers
"Books Make Life Easier" by Michael Cart
10. Motivating Readers
Afterword by Joan Bauer
"Teaching Kids to Love to Read" by Lee Bennett Hopkins
Appendixes: Book Lists and Resources
Contributors' Works
Professional Works Cited

Product Details

Grade Range: 4-12
Media: 248 pp/paper
Year: 2002
Item No: 0381Item No: 0450Item No: B381
ISBN: 978-157110-381-9ISBN: 978-157110-450-2ISBN: 978-15711B-381-9

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