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Choosing to read : connecting middle schoolers to books

Author: Joan Schroeder Kindig
Publisher: Portsmouth, NH : Heinemann, [2012]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Kindig shows middle school teachers how to integrate student choice into a reading program. She outlines principles for identifying books kids will read, why choice will help them meet state standards and developmental needs, and how to make reading social and meaningful, match books to kids, prompt discussions, and help develop readers.
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Genre/Form: Bibliographies
Bibliography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan Schroeder Kindig
ISBN: 9780325031446 0325031444
OCLC Number: 794306388
Description: xiii, 138 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Turning turned-off readers on to choice --
YA author piece / Michael Buckley --
YA author piece / Jacqueline Woodson --
Valuing what kids value : making reading social and meaningful --
YA author piece / Jack Gantos --
Finding the right book for the right reader: it's easier than you think! --
YA author piece / Jon Scieszka --
YA author piece / Gordon Korman --
YA author piece / Susan Campbell Bartoletti --
Why on earth did I ask that? : prompting productive discussions --
YA author piece / Paul Volponi --
Helping developing readers move forward --
YA author piece / Jeff Kinney --
Enthusiastic middle school readers are not mythical creatures! --
Appendix A. Initial Warren County Middle School survey --
Appendix B. 100 picture books for older readers --
Appendix C. Tally sheet for word recognition in context --
Appendix D. How to become a children's literature expert in 15 easy steps --
Appendix E. Bibliographies of works by contributing authors.
Responsibility: Joan Schroeder Kindig ; foreword by Laura Robb.

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Kindig shows middle school teachers how to integrate student choice into a reading program. She outlines principles for identifying books kids will read, why choice will help them meet state standards and developmental needs, and how to make reading social and meaningful, match books to kids, prompt discussions, and help develop readers.

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