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Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools
Ways and means of supporting and developing young adult readers.
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Hooking a Reader with a Book Cover - ReadWriteThink

Hooking a Reader with a Book Cover - ReadWriteThink | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it

Try this as participant research - let kids test the question: "Can you judge a book by its cover?"

In this lesson, students select a book to read based only on its cover art. They then analyse why the art attracted them and anticipate what the book may be about before examining the rest of the information found on the book cover. After reading the book, they reexamine the book cover to determine whether, in their opinion, it conveys the key elements of the book. Finally, students use an interactive tool to redesign the book cover.

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This blog authored by two editors is useful for RA professionals because it highlights what works in writing. For example, the most recent post (17 Dec 2011) is about how to do Call to Action well. This part of a story is vital to hooking the reader, particularly the reluctant reader. It is something I will be more explicit about in RA in future.
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