ERIC Number: ED424875
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Hot Links: Literature Links for the Middle School Curriculum.
Wright, Cora M.
This resource, designed to help school library media specialists select the most exciting, curriculum-related literature for teachers and students in grades 5-9, contains approximately 300 contemporary and classic fiction and non-fiction titles selected on the basis of the quality of writing, interest level, appropriateness of illustration (if any), and current availability. In addition, all of the titles have strong connections to the middle school curriculum and lend themselves to educational extensions. Chapters cover: biographies; English--classics; English usage; fine arts; recent releases; high interest/low reading level material; mathematics; multicultural literature; myths, folktales, and legends; poetry; read-alouds; science; U.S. history; ancient and early cultures; sports and games; and unique presentations. Complete bibliographic information and annotations are included for each title. Curriculum links are noted for each book, and a reference chart lists all titles with their pertinent curriculum categories. An author-title index is included. (DLS)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary School Curriculum, Fiction, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Library Collection Development, Library Materials, Middle Schools, Nonfiction, Reading Materials, School Libraries, Secondary School Curriculum, Selection Tools
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
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