ERIC Number: ED394123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Reading: An Indispensable Subject for All Middle Grades Students.
Middle Grades Reading Network, Evansville, IN.
Noting that reading instruction for young adolescents in Indiana's middle grades schools has been virtually eliminated, this booklet describes how important reading is in the middle grades and why it continues to deserve attention beyond the elementary years. The booklet proposes a series of actions that educators--teachers, administrators, school librarians, and public librarians--can take to ensure that young adolescents have the supports they need to develop their full capacity as empowered readers in a literate society. Sections of the booklet address how educators are failing Indiana's young adolescents, what happened to time for reading in the middle grades, how to restore time for reading, questions that should be asked when interviewing prospective reading teachers, what should be included in the reading curriculum, how reading teachers should work with public libraries, how reading teachers should work with families to promote reading, what reading teachers can do to connect their students to their school libraries, what schoolwide reading leadership reading teachers should provide, how reading teachers can keep informed of new reading ideas, and how educators can stop the tide. Contains 18 references and 3 figures of data. The Reading Bill of Rights for Indiana's Young Adolescents is attached. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Middle Grades Reading Network, Evansville, IN.