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Reading fun : quick and easy activities for the school library media center
Kerby, Mona.
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Publication Information:
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
xiv, 149 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
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Z675.S3 K46 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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School library media specialists play many roles--information specialist, teacher, instructional consultant. One of their most important duties is stimulating the joy of reading in children. Enjoying reading is essential for the lifelong learner, yet often is discarded for simple skills sessions that do not fully activate a child's potential. In Reading Fun, Mona Kerby draws on her fifteen years of experience at J.B. Little Elementary School in Arlington, Texas, to provide the busy library media specialist with seventy simple, but effective, activities designed to motivate students to read--and reproducible bookmarks, worksheets, games, and certificates to facilitate them. Activities are centered around specific authors, award winning books, fairy tales, biographies, Dewey decimal practice, summer reading, and more. Also included are helpful hints for adapting the activities to particular students and library situations. Grade level appropriateness is indicated.

Author Notes

Mona Kerby is School Library Media Program Coordinator at Western Maryland College in Westminster, Maryland.

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School Library Journal Review

Add this one to the idea shelf. Kerby has packed this book full of great projects to use in elementary school libraries. Some activities focus on specific authors, such as Marc Brown, Joanna Cole, Jean Fritz, and Johanna Hurwitz. Specialty units deal with genres such as biographies, mysteries, and fairy tales, as well as Caldecott and Newbery winners. Other chapters list ideas that help students explore the various sections of the library and learn the Dewey decimal system. For every activity that she describes, Kerby includes reproducible black-line masters, a wonderful time-saving feature. A variety of bookmarks, really neat author cards with the author's signature on the back, certificates for completing the various activities, reading diaries, and a Newbery Bingo game are all easily photocopied. Reading Fun will spice up elementary school library programs and many of the activities can be adapted for use in public libraries as well. You'll pull this resource out again and again.ÄYapha Nussbaum Mason, Brentwood Lower School, Los Angeles (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.