While I was doing some research on the Web, I found the hand-outs for a workshop given in 2007 on “Pleasure Books: The Power of Choice.” It was led by Sally Collins, Leesa Cole, Kay Honeyman, Darcy Young, and geared towards teen readers.

It contains excellent summaries of recent research, plus a very nice reproducible sheet students can use when they do a “Book Pass.” I’ve used a similar form with students when they quickly review tons of books to see which ones they’re interested in, but I like the form they have better. You can read about how I structure the Book Pass in Answers To “What Do You Do On The First Day Of School?”

I’m adding this post to My Best Posts On Books: Why They’re Important & How To Help Students Select, Read, Write & Discuss Them.