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Once you’ve logged in and done the Audio Set-Up Wizard, take some time to try to answer this sample reader’s advisory question. Save your answers; we’ll share them later in the class.

A student approaches you who has just finished reading Seventeenth Summer. She tells you she liked the book because it wasn’t too “mature.” Her family is very conservative and many of the other teen books in the library make her uncomfortable. She asks if you have anything else like Seventeenth Summer.

What can you recommend?


A brief history of ya lit

Examine the take some time to try to answer this sample reader’s advisory question. Save your answers; we’ll share them later in the class.book cover I’ve provided. Find out why this book is significant in your decade & in the history of YA lit.

Be prepared to present the significance of the book, author and/or series with the class. Also share any other important information you discover about what was happing in YA lit during your decade.

Choose 2 words to describe your book. Share your words with the class & explain the choice during your presentation.

Create a Cosketch using your book cover. (http://www.cosketch.com/)

Use the sketch as a visual aid to your presentation.

Present your information in 10 minutes or less.

A (Brief) History of YA Lit


Group 1 before 1940
Group take some time to try to answer this sample reader’s advisory question. Save your answers; we’ll share them later in the class.1 Before 1940


Group 2 1940 1950
Group 2 take some time to try to answer this sample reader’s advisory question. Save your answers; we’ll share them later in the class.1940 - 1950


Group 3 1950 1960
Group 3 take some time to try to answer this sample reader’s advisory question. Save your answers; we’ll share them later in the class.1950-1960


Group 4 1960 1970
Group 4 take some time to try to answer this sample reader’s advisory question. Save your answers; we’ll share them later in the class.1960 - 1970


Group 5 1970 1980
Group 5 take some time to try to answer this sample reader’s advisory question. Save your answers; we’ll share them later in the class.1970 - 1980


Group 6 1980 1990
Group 6 take some time to try to answer this sample reader’s advisory question. Save your answers; we’ll share them later in the class.1980 - 1990


Group 7 1990 present
Group 7 take some time to try to answer this sample reader’s advisory question. Save your answers; we’ll share them later in the class.1990 - present


Break teaser now s your last chance
Break Teaser take some time to try to answer this sample reader’s advisory question. Save your answers; we’ll share them later in the class.Now’s your last chance…..

A student approaches you who has just finished reading Seventeenth Summer. She tells you she liked the book because it wasn’t too “mature.” Her family is very conservative and many of the other teen books in the library make her uncomfortable. She asks if you have anything else like Seventeenth Summer.

What can you recommend?


The problem novel
The Problem Novel take some time to try to answer this sample reader’s advisory question. Save your answers; we’ll share them later in the class.


How many of the books we discussed tonight have you read
How many of the books we discussed tonight have you read? take some time to try to answer this sample reader’s advisory question. Save your answers; we’ll share them later in the class.

  • One

  • 2-3

  • 4-5

  • 6 or more


Reader s advisory
Reader’s Advisory take some time to try to answer this sample reader’s advisory question. Save your answers; we’ll share them later in the class.

A student approaches you who has just finished reading Seventeenth Summer. She tells you she liked the book because it wasn’t too “mature.” Her family is very conservative and many of the other teen books in the library make her uncomfortable. She asks if you have anything else like Seventeenth Summer.

What can you recommend?


Take two
Take Two take some time to try to answer this sample reader’s advisory question. Save your answers; we’ll share them later in the class.

Take two minutes to write down two things about this book that would appeal to today’s teens.

Write down two things you think they might dislike.


To discuss take some time to try to answer this sample reader’s advisory question. Save your answers; we’ll share them later in the class.

What conventions of YA literature that we discussed last week does this book meet?

What are some of the things that date the novel? That give it timeless appeal?

What would be the response of most students to Seventeenth Summer?

Who is (was) the intended audience? Who do you think is reading it now?

What did you like about the book? Dislike?

Is Angie a character that you could relate to? Would teens relate to her?


Tech tools

Tech Tools take some time to try to answer this sample reader’s advisory question. Save your answers; we’ll share them later in the class.

Krista Crossland


Low tech book posters
“Low Tech” – Book Posters take some time to try to answer this sample reader’s advisory question. Save your answers; we’ll share them later in the class.

  • Students use Publisher to create book posters

  • No material is original – they locate summaries, author information and reviews online, and transfer the information to posters (8.5 by 11)

  • All sources must be credited – otherwise students do not get credit for the poster

  • Students are able to review all posters and list top three picks for book projects


Book posters
Book Posters take some time to try to answer this sample reader’s advisory question. Save your answers; we’ll share them later in the class.

  • These posters are used for a variety of projects

  • In all cases – students must choose a novel to read – final product is dependent on specific projects

  • Example – Living Museum – students read a Vietnam Era novel and create and interactive display/activity designed to communicate one of the key points of the book


Technology for scheduling time in the library
Technology for Scheduling Time in the Library take some time to try to answer this sample reader’s advisory question. Save your answers; we’ll share them later in the class.

  • https://sites.google.com/site/pphslibrary/


Don t forget
Don’t forget…. take some time to try to answer this sample reader’s advisory question. Save your answers; we’ll share them later in the class.

  • Thoughts about tonight’s small group activity? Email me and let me know what you liked or how we can improve.

  • If you haven’t emailed me Assignment 1, do so RIGHT NOW! 

  • See the syllabus for a series of questions you should be prepared to discuss about your book/trend next week

  • Don’t forget to create and email me your trend slide by 9am next Thursday morning

  • Tech Talk: Mike Dorsam


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