27 June 2014
Video

Books for reluctant readers

For this week’s video, Teacher ventured to Victoria’s south-east to Dandenong High School. There, the team spoke to Maria Papazoglou, manager of the school’s Learning Resource Centre about her favourite books for reluctant readers in a secondary school setting.

In the video, Maria recommends the following titles, emphasising that each can engage students in different ways.

  • Amulet, Kazu Kibuishi
  • Maximum Ride, James Patterson
  • The Stormbreaker series, Anthony Horowitz
  • Guinness Book of World Records, edited by Craig Glenday
  • Once, Morris Gleitzman
  • Punchlines, Oliver Pommervanh
  • The Big Book of Old Tom, Leigh Hobbs
  • The Fault in Our Stars, John Green.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of this video where we speak to Peter Hillman from Scotch College and Carmel Eyre from Glen Eira College. These Victorian teachers will bring you a whole new list of titles for reluctant readers to add to your school library.


What titles have you used in the past to engage reluctant readers? Let us know in the comments below!


Danielle Meloney

Danielle Meloney is the editorial assistant for Teacher.


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