Reading resistance in middle school: What can be done?
- A `fiver' for a book. Swiderek, Bobbi // Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;Sep95, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p84
Asserts that teachers must not only allow middle school students to read, but sometimes must entice them to read. Ways of motivating students to read; Reading in the class; Luring students with swear words; Luring them with the forbidden.
- Dahlstrom kids are voracious readers. // Hays Free Press (Buda, TX);6/11/2008, Vol. 105 Issue 10, p4C
The article reports on the interest of Dahlstrom Middle School students in reading in Texas.
- Help middle-schoolers choose their reading wisely. Ollmann, Hilda E. // Education Digest;Dec93, Vol. 59 Issue 4, p56
Looks at a study on how students selected stories in a literature anthology. The controversial nature of choosing a story by its title; The impact of strategies that revealed a story's subject; Subject vs. text difficulty; Article in the May 1993 issue of `Journal of Reading'; More.
- `On every page someone gets killed!' Book conversations you don't hear in school. Worthy, Jo // Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;Apr98, Vol. 41 Issue 7, p508
Explores the book conversations of two middle school reluctant readers and its implications in teaching preadolescent and older students. Perspectives and attitudes toward reading; Demonstration of understanding and engagement through conversation; Book preferences; Strategies to encourage...
- A case study of middle school reading disability. Morris, Darrell; Ervin, Criss // Reading Teacher;Feb96, Vol. 49 Issue 5, p368
Presents a case study of middle school reading disability. Parent interview; Reading instruction; Gain in reading and spelling.
- Readers reach their goal. // Free Press (Buda, TX);7/28/2010, Vol. 107 Issue 17, p4B
A photograph is presented that shows the students of Barton Middle School who were honored for having read all 20 of Lone Star Reading Program selected books in Texas.
- Accelerated Reader: What are the lasting effects on the reading habits of middle school students exposed to Accelerated Reader in elementary grades? Pavonetti, Linda M.; Brimmer, Kathryn M.; Cipielewski, James F. // Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;Dec2002, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p300
Deals with a study which investigated the reading habits of middle school students who used the Accelerated Reader (AR) reading program. Philosophy of the reading program; Computation of the AR reading level; Investments involved in adopting the program.
- Collaborating with the middle school classrom. Hoonan, Kevin // Emergency Librarian;Jan/Feb96, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p28
Presents participatory readership with students in the author's classroom. Actual facilitation; Problem; Solutions; Transition; Implementation; Setting; Background; Follow-up.
- The CRITICS procedure. Welker, William A. // Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy;Oct99, Vol. 43 Issue 2, p188
Presents the fact and opinion clues taught to middle school students during the initial phase of the Critical Reading Instruction That Improves Comprehension Skills procedure. Identification of factual materials; Indicators that help expose opinion statements; Procedure for the multiple-choice...