Facilitating Critical Thinking Skills of Young Adult Readers Utilizing Blog Book Reviews and Literacy Websites
Presentation at National Youth-at-Risk Conference
This literacy initiative focused on motivating young adult readers through the creation of blog book reviews and student-generated literacy websites at East Broad Street School in the Savannah-Chatham County School District. Working with individual 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, we guided students to select independent reading books on their reading levels, engaged in critical discussion around the text using Bloom’s Taxonomy as a framework, facilitated journal writing on insights gleaned while reading, researched new vocabulary terms, and helped students synthesize their ideas in writing. Students created original profiles of themselves as readers and personal book reviews on a Wix template. This interactive blog site served as a platform for encouraging peers to participate in summer reading endeavors.
National Youth-at-Risk Conference
Katz, Anne, Amy Williams.
"Facilitating Critical Thinking Skills of Young Adult Readers Utilizing Blog Book Reviews and Literacy Websites."
Curriculum, Foundations, & Reading Faculty Presentations.