Creating Community through Dynamic Teen Book Discussion Groups (Online)

8, 2010, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. CDT

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How do teens learn the fine art of conversation?  A teen book group can be the perfect forum for creating meaningful dialogue, developing listen and communication skills, discussing existential issues common to all, and building community. Teens with good conversation skills have a great advantage when they enter the wider world. Find out how to help them develop communication and conversation skills — while having fun!”

Presenter Ellen Snoeyenbos,YA librarian at the Duxbury Free Library, has held a weekly book discussion group for teens for the past six years. She views YA fiction as a perfect vehicle for exploring larger issues and perspectives with teens.

Participants are encouraged to view the following YouTube videos of teen book discussion groups led by Ellen Snoeyenbos prior to attending the webinar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-1yTXXT-Qs (5.42 minutes)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MF3WJOlUR0 (4.14 minutes)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km5lIQWvZv0 (2.37 minutes)

The Texas State Library is hosting this webinar and has invited people from anywhere in the country to join in. It is free, so take a look. Note that the time is CENTRAL and adjust for your location

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