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What's NEW in YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE and How to Use It In Your Program (Grades 6-12) - 2019 -

Presented by Shauna Yusko
Outstanding School Librarian and National Presenter

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Specifically Designed for Secondary Teachers, School Librarians and Public Librarians

  • A comprehensive overview of the best, new books for young adults published in the past year
  • Practical, ready-to-use ideas for selecting and utilizing the best, new young adult literature across your curriculum
  • Learn about new nonfiction titles that support your state standards for using informational text with students
  • An extensive young adult literature resource handbook filled with annotated booklists, ready-to-use ideas, themes, activities, and more valuable and practical ideas

Practical Ideas and Strategies

In this outstanding seminar, Shauna Yusko will share the best, NEW books for young adults, all of which have just recently been published. Shauna will go beyond familiarizing you with the best of the newly published titles to share practical strategies for using these outstanding books in your classroom or library.

This fast-paced day will be filled with great, new books, innovative and creative ideas, enthusiasm, exciting curriculum connections, and news about authors that are all too good for young adults to miss.

All participants will leave with extensive annotated bibliographies in a comprehensive resource handbook full of outstanding ideas that you can immediately put to use to motivate and inspire your young adult readers.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Preview the Best, New Young Adult Books
    Thousands of new books for young adults are published annually … Learn about the BEST of the most recently published young adult books
  2. Incorporate the Best, New Books into Your Classroom or Library Curriculum
    Learn innovative strategies for utilizing the best, new books for young adults to enhance content instruction as well as your library program
  3. Discover the Best Realistic Fiction Novels for Teens
    One of the fastest growing genres in young adult literature is realistic fiction … Hear about popular new titles and receive a genre listing to share with students
  4. Engage Reluctant Teen Readers with Fast-Paced Titles
    Find out which new titles will captivate the interest of your reluctant teen readers
  5. Booktalking 2.0 … What You Need to Know
    Get students reading by using Web 2.0 tools to introduce the best young adult books to your classes … Discover practical ways to use QR codes to promote titles
  6. Utilize Graphic Novels and Audiobooks to Improve Students’ Comprehension
    Motivate readers of all abilities to improve their reading skills and comprehension with a list of newly published graphic novels and audiobooks that best support your state standards
  7. Motivate All Students to Read More and Broadly
    Rigorous classroom reading instruction still needs to be complemented with practice at home … Here’s how to motivate a wide range of readers, from gifted students to reluctant readers, with books and strategies for everyone
  8. New Ideas for Getting Teens to Talk About Books
    Research shows teens are influenced by peer book recommendations … Get fresh ideas to encourage students to talk about books
  9. Discover Current Trends in Young Adult Literature
    Find out what is happening in the teen publishing world and how you can connect with top-notch online resources
  10. Receive a Valuable Young Adult Literature Resource Handbook
    Each seminar participant will receive a resource handbook filled with extensive topic and subject oriented bibliographies and ready-to-use activities and resources

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • The best, NEW literature to use with teens
  • New titles by authors who have proven their popularity with teens … Gain ideas to tie these titles to the curriculum
  • Practical ideas, tips and suggestions for incorporating relevant teen books across all content areas for grades 6-12
  • How to find “clean reads” for your students … Get a list of the 2018 “clean reads” and learn the web resources that will help identify possible issues in specific teen titles
  • What’s new in a variety of genres
  • Debut authors teens don’t want to miss
  • Excellent novels to use in teaching young adults in the classroom or library
  • Practical lesson ideas that work with almost any book
  • Extensive lists and annotated bibliographies of authors and titles in a variety of genres
  • Non-fiction titles that support state standards for informational text
  • Innovative strategies and ideas for outstanding book talks by adults and teens
  • The best new books to motivate reluctant readers
  • The best new realistic fiction titles to share with teens
  • How to get the most for your money when purchasing young adult books
  • Timesaving tips for utilizing the web to introduce authors, gather book guide ideas, gain insights about selected books, and ideas for using new books with readers
  • The hot new series you need to know before your students start asking for them
  • The top audiobooks that support student learning and your state standards
  • How graphic novels can best support all readers
  • Proven tips and strategies for motivating all student populations

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

I admit it. I have always loved to read. I was the kid who read with a flashlight under the covers. I was the teen who read instead of revising my Language Arts essay. I’m the adult who always has a book by my bed, in my bag, and on my Overdrive and Audible apps. I get excited when I see a new book. I am not allowed in bookstores with a credit card. Chances are you have a similar story – most of us were readers.

In our fantasy world of reading and teens, every student would be happy and smiling and carrying around a book bag of fresh new, inspiring books. Reading would be a part of, and a choice in, every teen’s day.

As a current school librarian, I know the research that says the more students read, the more they learn and the better they do on various achievement tests. Readers not only become more curious about the world and their place in it, but they become better writers and better students. But the reality is, many students these days have very little time for reading for pleasure. Or at least, they think they don’t. That is why we must work to build a culture of readers – where reading is seen as enjoyable and important.

To create a world of readers we need to arm ourselves with knowledge and enthusiasm! I’ll help you find books that will be read and books you can teach. I’ll share books that will inspire teens to finish one book and pick up another. I’ve been reading extensively to bring you recent titles that will add to your repertoire of books and I’ll share my passion for young adult literature with you.

I believe that every student is a reader. All we have to do is find the right book, the right story, to allow that reader to emerge. Of course, the challenge is finding just the right book. You’ve all experienced that moment when you match the teen and the story. It’s magic! During the course of the day, I will share a wide variety of titles that will help you make that special connection. We will talk about the newest titles for 2018 that teens will want to read.

I look forward to spending the day together, doing what readers love to do: talk about books!

Shauna Yusko

P.S. If you are looking for the best, new books that will engage and motivate your teen readers, this is a seminar you won’t want to miss!

Who Should Attend

Specifically designed for Secondary Teachers, School Librarians and Public Librarians

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Young Adult Literature Resource Handbook
You will receive a new, one-of-a-kind resource handbook featuring an annotated bibliography of the best, new young adult books published in the last year with practical strategies for using these titles in all areas of your program. The handbook includes:

  • Ready-to-use activities and resources so that you can immediately utilize the best, new books for teens in your program
  • Extensive topic and subject oriented annotated bibliographies
  • Book-sharing ideas and resources
  • Websites that enhance the reading experience for teens and keep you up-to-date

Meet and Share
This seminar provides an excellent opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in the best, new books for young adults.

Many New Young Adult Books on Display
Many newly published titles for teens will be available for participants to personally review.

Consultation Available
Shauna Yusko will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions about the most recently published books for young adults and about strategies for sharing them.

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four Graduate level professional development credit are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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