Social Readers: Promoting Reading in the 21st Century

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Leslie B. Preddy

ISBN-13: 9781591588696

223 pages • 8½ x 11

Social Readers: Promoting Reading in the 21st Century is about making reading meaningful to the Web 2.0 generation through active engagement and socially interactive projects. Organized into four broad categories?entertainment, active participation, control and choice, and technology?the book offers more than 50 specific project ideas for promoting reading in the classroom, school, library media center, or public library.

Each project includes a description, cost estimate, planning time needed, suggested supplies, and instructions for running the project successfully. Topics such as sharing, involvement, book promotions, social networking, and developing informed readers are also covered. A preface and introduction provide an overview of the needs and preferences of the current generation of students, a discussion of the necessity for socializing reading, and insights into how to use the book effectively. Bottom line: Social Readers will help librarians and educators change their practices to accommodate the ever-evolving needs of today's students.

A compilation of over 50 reading project ideas, including implementation ideas and examples, helping to promote lifelong reading habits while meeting the social and interactive needs of today's youth.

Reading is not traditionally thought of as a group activity. But why not? Embracing the need young people have for community and socialization allows us to engage their lifelong reading habits in a natural, habitual manner. The ideas collected here show you how.

Sku: 9781591588696

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