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ERIC Number: ED432003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug-17
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Interest in Middle School Reading.
Ediger, Marlow
Middle school students should be involved in seeking and selecting reading materials that ensure the attention of the learner. A wide variety of topics for learners to select from in choosing sequential trade books is a must. Sequential books selected by the middle school student should harmonize with his/her present level of achievement in reading. Numerous procedures are available to evaluate the emerging adolescent's reading progress; for example, one sixth-grade student teacher guided a learner to make a diorama based on "Where the Wild Things Are," while three other sixth graders developed a mural based on content reading which was placed on display in the hallway. Self-evaluation was used by the students when the teacher asked relevant questions about the product. Middle school students can be very responsible individuals when following their own interests in the reading curriculum. Some other approaches to appraise middle school student achievement in reading are: writing a letter to the author to indicate interest in the trade book; presenting an oral report to the class; developing a related formal dramatics presentation; rating a library book based on clearly defined criteria; and making comparisons between two trade books as to likenesses and differences in content, style, and purpose. (NKA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A