Monday, September 16, 2013

Readers' Advisory Training (RAT) Program


On Tuesday, August 27th and Wednesday, August 28th, we were fortunate to have Duncan Smith, co-founder of 
NoveList and a great proponent for readers' advisory, present a program for our staff. 

This was the kick off for Round 5 of the district's Readers' Advisory Training (RAT) Genre Study program. Duncan is an enthusiastic and inspiring speaker and both sessions of the program were very well attended. 

Check out under Resources for a list of references related to this GREAT program!

-- Throughout Round 5 of the Readers' Advisory Training (RAT) program we will be studying various fiction genres and nonfiction topics using a combined book discussion / book talks format. 

So you can see what genres will be covered and when, the full schedule for Round 5 is available as a shared  GoogleDoc and can be found online at: 
RA Training: Genre Study Book Discussion Program - Round 5 

  • A print copy of the RA Training: Genre Study Book Discussion Program - Round 5 document will be sent out to each branch so it can be posted in the staff room for future reference.

-- To help you choose which genres you may want learn more about, try using the following document to which staff have access via NoveList PlusThe ARRT Popular Fiction Reading List 

To access the document, look under the NoveList Resources heading on the right-hand side of the NoveList Plus homepage. Next, click on the Readers Advisory Toolbox link, then click on the Popular Fiction List link to reach the The ARRT Popular Fiction Reading List page which contains a link to download the document.

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