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Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools
Ways and means of supporting and developing young adult readers.
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Using the Cybils for Readers’ Advisory | ALSC Blog

Using the Cybils for Readers’ Advisory | ALSC Blog | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it

"Cybils judges are trying for books with kid appeal. They do want books with literary merit, but they must also believe that the books will appeal to kids. But the big reason you can turn to the Cybils for Readers Advisory is because of the nature of the Finalists... The panelists... are looking to build a list of outstanding books in that particular genre for the past year...they work for variety in terms of appeal, theme, protagonists, gender, and so on."

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At Leisure with Joyce Saricks: Tone and Mood | Booklist Online

At Leisure with Joyce Saricks: Tone and Mood | Booklist Online | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it

Here Saricks discusses tone & mood in some depth, but begins with a good overview of appeal:

 

"Appeal factors—pacing, characterization, story line, setting/frame, tone/mood, and style/language—allow us to deconstruct a reader’s experience of a book. Appeal helps us understand what makes a book popular, allows us to suggest books more easily, and encourages us to cross genres and subjects as we connect books with the right readers. "

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The Adventures of Library Girl: Readers Advisory 2.0 - Collaborative Genre Prezis

The Adventures of Library Girl: Readers Advisory 2.0 - Collaborative Genre Prezis | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it
Jennifer LaGarde, who blogs as Library Girl, has shared a collection of Prezis on various genres. Each has a little on the conventions and then a growing number of appropriate book trailers. Jennifer is using Prezi as a curation tool for her genre lessons, and is offering them for others to us as they see fit. She is also using Prezi as a collaboration tool with students, asking them to add trailers, reviews, fan fiction - what they will. A terrific way to extend those booktalk opportunities and to get feedback from readers. Also a pointer to using Prezi in collaboration mode.
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At Leisure with Joyce Saricks: Taking On the Quiz Challenge | Booklist Online

At Leisure with Joyce Saricks: Taking On the Quiz Challenge | Booklist Online | Readers Advisory For Secondary Schools | Scoop.it

"It’s so easy for any of us to feel overwhelmed by all the books and genres. Take a deep breath and remember: you really do know more than you think." A dozen first sentences and a dozen genres - take this quiz and be surprised at how much you know.

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