Genre Stories, Struggling Readers, and Writing
Worlds Awaiting - Season 4, Episode 5
- Feb 9, 2019 5:00 pm
- 54:22 mins
Genre Stories (3:32) A library can be like an ice cream parlor, with as many types of books as there are ice cream flavors. Some flavors are familiar favorites, others are foreign but fun to try, and some are mixes between the two. Genre is an important part of a book’s development and identity. Rachel is in studio with author David Butler to discuss genre stories. Storytime (16:01) Libraries are known for their storytimes and we are too. Each week at around 15 minutes past the hour, tune in to hear book reviews or live readings of picture books or poetry. Today we have author Leslie Norris reading his poem "Midwinter". Struggling Readers (17:35) Every child has a different way of learning. They all have their own pace, strengths, weaknesses, and strategies. Which sometimes means that a child will not learn to read or speak as quickly as other children. How do we help the children that are struggling? Kathleen Brown, the director of the University of Utah reading clinic, is in the studio today to answer that question. Writing (32:30) It can be an amazing process to discover what our true vocation in life is. For some, it comes when we are children, and for others it may take more time. Non-fiction author Elizabeth Macleod is on the phone with Rachel today to talk about her journey as a writer. Research for Kids (46:03) Today we are around the Librarians' Table with Kirsti Kirkland from the Provost Elementary School to chat about research skills.