Teaching Reading in Middle School

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Scholastic Inc., 2000 - Education - 318 pages
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In this resource, you'll get the "big picture" of teaching reading in the middle school, including research, as well as the practical details you need to help every student become a better reader. Veteran teacher Laura Robb shares how to: teach reading strategies across the curriculum; present mini-lessons that deepen students' knowledge of how specific reading strategies work; help kids apply the strategies through guided practice; support struggling readers with a plan of action that improves their reading motivation; helps kids choose books that are at their instructional level; organize a reading-writing workshop, and much more. For use with Grades 5 and Up.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
4
The Research That Shapes a Middle School Reading Program
11
Organizing a Reading Workshop
31
Strategic Reading in the Middle School
55
Discover What Students Know About Reading
87
Strategy Lessons That Prepare Students to Read
115
Modeling DuringReading Strategies
133
Modeling PostReading Strategies
155
Ways to Connect Students to Books
183
Organizing and Guiding StrategicReading Groups
201
CrossGrade Projects Support Struggling Readers
227
Assessment Interpretation and Evaluation
253
Closing Reflections on Guiding Students Reading
275
Appendices
285
Index
311
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Author, teacher, coach, and speaker, LAURA ROBB has completed 43 years of teaching in grades 4-8. She presently coaches teachers in reading/ writing workshop at Powhatan School in Virginia and coaches teachers in grades K-8 in Staunton, Virginia, Long Island, and Ann Arbor, Michigan, and West Nyack, New York.

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