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Getting beyond "interesting" : teaching students the vocabulary of appeal… (edition 2012)

by Olga M. Nesi

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Title:Getting beyond "interesting" : teaching students the vocabulary of appeal to discuss their reading
Authors:Olga M. Nesi
Info:Santa Barbara, California : Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2012.
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Getting Beyond "Interesting" by Olga M. Nesi

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When students are asked to write about a book, they need to be able to say something more than the books was just interesting. Nesi presents a method of having students create descriptions, blurbs, and hooks for a fiction book that would entice another reader. Perhphas in the current days of book discussion groups, book trailers, and digital storytelling, this might be a valuable resource, but it only covers the one aspect introducing a book to a group though writing. The book contains a CD with worksheets done in Word format and ready to use, although we found these pretty traditional and directive. In the era of Common Core, informational books, multimedia, Web 2.0, and overall writing skill, we found this book to be very narrow and too focused for today’s writing skill and curriculum. We recommend that our readers look elsewhere for a broader approach to writing.
  davidloertscher | Nov 24, 2012 |
Are you struggling with the concept of how to have students better develop their critique style from just "interesting" to read comments? If so, this book offers many thoughts about how to move students beyond this comment and bring them into the empowering world of critique. Basic, but interesting, especially the glossary, index and appendices. Whether dealing with a beginning reader to a more sophisticated reader, this book offers ideas about how to best present concrete information that will help a future interest develop or not in that particular read. Standards backups to lessons are from the AASL set rather than Common Core, but they can be easily translated to CC if one knows them. Wishing for more technology as ways to disseminate this student generated information. Recommended.
  BettyM | Sep 14, 2012 |
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