Reading Advocacy

Questions to Consider:

What is the role of reading guidance in the middle school library?
How can we as librarians encourage students to find joy in reading? Is it just about encouragement?
Should we be building better readers? How does this support our mission, or not?
What to do about aliterates -- those who can but don't? Boys? Reluctant readers? Series readers?


Sources:

Middle School Girls' Selected Annotated Reading List and Resource Guide



Booktalks and Booktalking:

**Booktalk of the Month** Dr. Joni Richards Bodart
Scholastic Books for Children & Young Adults: Booktalks



Marketing to Students:

Book Trailers/Previews on YouTube, etc.
Podcasts
Reading Lists
Summer Reading
Contests/Games
Literacy E
vents: Emily Gray Junior High - Tanque Verde High School Library http://egjhtvhslibrary.pbwiki.com/Literacy-Events



Supporting Literacy Instruction in the classroom:

Literature Circles
Woodson Author Study Literature Circles
Booktalks


Specific Readers:

Beers, G. Kylene. No Time, No Interest, No Way! The 3 Voices of Aliteracy.
School Library Journal 42 no. 2 (February, 1996a): 30-33.
Beers, Kylene G. No Time, No Interest, No Way! The Three Voices of Aliteracy, Part II.
School Library Journal 42 no. 3 (March, 1996b): 110-113.


What to Read Next:



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Reading Alone Together: Creating Sociable Digital Library Books