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What's NEW in YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE and How to Use It In Your Program (Grades 6-12) -2020-

Presented by Terri Grief
Outstanding School Librarian and YA Literature Expert

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In this outstanding all NEW seminar, Terri Grief will share the best NEW books for young adults, all of which have just recently been published

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 and program
  • Outstanding suggestions to enhance and promote young adult reading
  • 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, ALL NEWseminar, Terri Grief will share the best, NEW books for young adults, all of which have just recently been published in the past year. Terri will go beyond familiarizing you with the best of the newly published titles and share highly practical strategies for using these outstanding books in your classroom or library program. This daylong seminar will be filled with the best new books, innovative and creative ideas, exciting curriculum connections, and news about authors that are all too good for young adults to miss.

Participants will receive a comprehensive YA literature resource handbook complete with detailed annotated bibliographies and full of outstanding ideas that you can immediately use to motivate and inspire your young adult readers.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Preview the Best New Young Adult Books for 2020
    Thousands of new books for young adults are published annually … Discover and 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 and your overall program
  3. Get Suggestions for the Next New YA Books for Boys
    Discover books from a variety of genres that will get young adult boys reading
  4. Identify Outstanding Titles that Reflect Your Diverse Students
    Uncover the best new books that reflect the diversity of the young adult population you work with
  5. Discover Current Trends in Young Adult Literature
    Find out the very latest on what is happening in the teen publishing world and how you can use these trends to get your teens reading
  6. Find the Best New Book Trailers to Use with Teens
    Build interest in new titles for young adult readers using captivating book trailers … Here’s how
  7. Engage Reluctant Teen Readers with Fast-Paced Titles
    Find out which new titles will captivate the interest of your reluctant teen readers
  8. Learn About New Titles in Favorite Teen Series
    Learn what’s next in the popular series fiction your teens ask for … Find out how to keep up with the latest hot series titles
  9. 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
  10. Receive a Comprehensive Young Adult Literature Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive young adult literature resource handbook with annotated booklists, book sharing ideas and resources, and access to a special Google Drive made specifically to supplement this seminar

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 2020 “clean reads” … Resources that help identify possible issues in specific teen titles
  • What’s new across a variety of genres … Extensive lists and annotated bibliographies of authors and titles
  • The best new novels and literature to use with teens
  • Practical and powerful activities you can use with almost any book
  • Nonfiction titles that support the need for exemplary informational text
  • Innovative strategies and ideas for outstanding book talks: a do-it-yourself guide
  • The best new books to motivate your reluctant readers
  • Realistic fiction is a growing genre … The best new titles for teens
  • How to get the most for your money when purchasing young adult books
  • Utilize the web to introduce authors, gather book guide ideas, gain insights about selected books, and discover ideas for using new books with readers
  • Discover the hot new fantasy and series titles before your students start asking for them
  • Broaden your collection with titles that reflect the diversity in your teen population
  • Tips to connect the right book with the right reader … How and what to ask to help make those connections
  • Creative projects that combine technology, real world skills and student creativity

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

For many years as a school librarian, I have loved connecting the right book to the right reader and then watching their love of reading grow. I love helping teens discover my passion for reading and helping them realize that reading is “cool.” In my experience, providing lots of great choices and opportunities to read, and engaging students in choosing are important aspects of developing passionate readers.

In our day together, I will help you hone in on the best newly published titles that have the power to inspire the teens you work with to read. I will share titles you can use to teach empathy, history, community, science, and more! I will share books that are exciting, funny, scary, thought-provoking, adventuresome, and romantic.

I know firsthand what a challenge it is for busy teachers and librarians to stay abreast of the best of what’s new. There are literally thousands of new, young adult books released each year! I can help, though. I’ve been reading extensively and am excited to share with you the best new YA books and great ways you can use them in your classroom or library program.

Be prepared to spend a day doing what book lovers love to do – learning about books, talking about books, reviewing books, and sharing ideas related to books. If you are looking for high-quality books and ideas with lots of teen appeal, this day is for you! I will go above and beyond the book talks themselves to show you how these books can enhance your classroom or library program.

I look forward to spending the day with you!

Terri Grief

P.S. If you are looking for the best new books for 2020 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 YA Literature Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. 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
  • Suggestions for book reports, book projects and presentations
  • Access to a Google Drive made specifically to supplement this seminar

Meet and Share
This seminar provides participants a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in strengthening their instructional program using Young Adult Literature.

Consultation Available
Terri Grief will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions about the best, most recently published books for young adults and about strategies for using them in your program.

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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