Naked Reading

Uncovering What Tweens Need to Become Lifelong Readers

Naked Reading was inspired by the author's ten-year-old granddaughter, whose frequent practice of spending time after a shower air-drying in the privacy of the bathroom, so she can continue reading an engrossing book, made Teri Lesesne curious about what makes some tweens avid readers while others elect not to read or become dormant readers.

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Naked Reading was inspired by the author's ten-year-old granddaughter, whose frequent practice of spending time after a shower air-drying in the privacy of the bathroom, so she can continue reading an engrossing book, made Teri Lesesne curious about what makes some tweens avid readers while others elect not to read or become dormant readers.

Not yet fully young adults, but—as they are quick to tell you—no longer “little kids,” these nine-to-fourteen-year-olds are at a stage wh...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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Acknowledgments
Introduction
Chapter 1: Naked Reading: The Bare Essentials
Chapter 2: Books Tweens Prefer to Read: Some Suggestions from the Kids Themselves
Chapter 3: Motivating Tween Reading: Looking at Results from Surveys and Interviews
Chapter 4: How Can We Energize Tweens? T-A-R-G-E-T: Six Ways for Teachers to Reconnect Kids to Books
Chapter 5: What Can We Do to Follow Up Reading? A Baker's Dozen of Un-Book Report Ideas
Afterword
Appendix: More Than One Hundred Great Books for Tweens
Bibliography

Product Details

Grade Range: 4-9
Media: 128 pp/paper
Year: 2005
Item No: 0416Item No: 0717Item No: B416
ISBN: 978-157110-416-8ISBN: 978-157110-717-6ISBN: 978-15711B-416-8

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