Review Blog

May 29 2012

Promote Reading: Activities and strategies to motivate reading ed. by Pat Pledger

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Pledger Consulting, 2012. ISBN 978 1 876678 27 2.
Highly recommended. This is a great resource for any library from R-12 with a plethora of ideas for promoting reading. Ideas include displays, working one on one with students, literacy programs, group or class activities and organising special events. There are template examples and digital resources ideas. The suggested weblinks throughout are another great resource.
Contents include; general ideas to promote reading; Finding the right book for the reader; Talking about books; Book reviews; Book clubs; Children's Choice Awards; Literature units; Competitions; Digital and online fiction ideas; Posters; Book Week and Boys and reading.
Our library loved the idea of 'Pee and Read' and have already started promoting this way (you will have to buy a copy to find out all about it!). I also plan to look at the ideas for giving book talks so that I can re-invent the book chats I give.
This title is sure to motivate your creative juices so that students are encouraged to READ!
A very timely publication to coincide with the National Year of Reading. So if you are running out of ideas grab a copy soon.
Wendy Rutten
Editor's note: The book can be purchased here.

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