ERIC Number: ED320132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reading in the Middle School. Second Edition.
Duffy, Gerald G., Ed.
Intended for practitioners, this book's major purpose is to reaffirm the unique and integral roles reading and literacy play in middle school curriculum and instruction. The book emphasizes: (1) the research-based rationale for what educators teach in reading and how it is taught; (2) an integration of reading with writing; (3) an acknowledgement that middle school reading instruction occurs within a context that imposes constraints which, in turn, shape the nature of middle school reading curriculum and instruction; (4) the importance of gradual, contextually bound charge relative to the conditions imposed by both policy and environment; and (5) a strategy of creating effective instructional improvement through collaboration among practitioners, teacher educators, and theorists. Part 1 includes four chapters that provide a frame of reference for middle school reading. The five chapters in Part 2 focus on middle school reading curriculum and instruction. Part 3 consists of five chapters in which reading educators and/or practitioners describe a particular perspective on how effective reading programs are implemented in specific school settings. Part 4 consists of a single chapter that foreshadows what to expect in middle school reading during the 1990s. (MG)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Content Area Reading, Instructional Effectiveness, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Reading Instruction, Reading Programs, Reading Writing Relationship, Staff Development
International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Rd., P. O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 (Book No. 121; $11.50 member, $17.25 nonmember).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.