Classic Connections

Classic Connections

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Getting teenage readers to read, let alone enjoy, classic literary fiction continues to challenge educators and librarians. But it doesn't have to. Offering a variety of techniques, Holly Koelling shows how to successfully select, present, promote, and otherwise connect teenagers with great literature in the library and in the school. After defining qclassicsq and discussing why this is such an important endeavour, the author sets out a step-by-step process of educating the teacher or librarian about classic literature, finding the qhooksq that attract teenagers, and motivating and inspiring readers.; Readers' advisory techniques that employ the genre approach, appeal features, and other lures are discussed, along with a variety of programmes and promotions that will help teenagers more deeply appreciate the classics they read - from booktalks, booklists, and displays to readers' theatre, teen book clubs, and reviews. Brimming with anecdotes, practical examples, and booklists, this book also includes an extensive bibliography of classics for teenagers and professional resources. This is an upbeat, information-packed guide, and anyone who works with teenage readers, will refer to it again and again.An example here is the Annual Signet Classic Scholarship Essay Contest for teens, now in its eighth year. A classic work is selected each year by the publisher (a recent title is Oscar Wildea#39;s The Picture of Dorian Gray), and high school juniorsanbsp;...

Title:Classic Connections
Author:Holly Koelling
Publisher:Libraries Unlimited - 2004


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