Caught in the Middle

Reading and Writing in the Transition Years

Caught in the Middle offers teachers a richly textured picture of the world of middle school students. David Booth describes who middle students are, explains why fostering their voice is important, and discusses how to create a community of literacy partners. He shows teachers how to model writing, incorporate picture books, promote reader engagement and comprehension, interact with student journals, prompt discussion and self-assessment, and more.

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Caught in the Middle offers teachers a richly textured picture of the world of middle school students. David Booth describes who middle students are, explains why fostering their voice is important, and discusses how to create a community of literacy partners. He shows teachers how to model writing, incorporate picture books, promote reader engagement and comprehension, interact with student journals, prompt discussion and self-assessment, and more. In addition to his own classroom e...read more

About the Author(s)

David Booth is Coordinator of Elementary Programs at OISE/University of Toronto. For more than twenty-five years he has worked with teachers in creating, applying, and evaluating approaches to how children learn to read and write.

Table of Contents

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Preface
Part A. Towards a Literate Future
1. In the Classroom: Student Engagement, Teacher Support
2. Inside, Outside, and All Through the Text
3. On Page, Online, and in Workshop
Part B. Helping Students Find Their Voices
4. Engaging Students in Learning
5. Creating the Conditions for Learning
6. Assessing for Learning and Teaching
7. Weaving Threads of Purpose and Community: One School's Journey
8. Promoting Reading and Literacy Events
9. Helping Students Grow as Writers
10. Sharing, Responding, Changing the World
Appendix: Resources for Middle-Years Students
Index

Product Details

Grade Range: 6-9
Media: 176 pp
Year: 2011
Item No: 8265
ISBN: 978-155138-265-4

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