ERIC Number: ED441227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Practical Approaches for Teaching Reading and Writing in Middle Schools.
Morretta, Teresa M.; Ambrosini, Michelle
Embracing aspects of both whole language and explicit instruction, this book discusses the creation of dynamic learning environments in which students discuss books, write for authentic audiences, and become published authors. Chapter 1 defines explicit instruction and whole language and discusses a combination approach, and it also includes a discussion of the adolescent learner. Chapter 2 presents applications of the Standards for English Language Arts. In Chapter 3, practical reading approaches, including sustained silent reading, dialogue journals, double entry journals, reading/writing workshops, and literature circles, are delineated. Chapter 4 offers practical writing approaches, including freewriting, minilessons to teach writing, conferencing and assessment, and spelling workshop. Chapter 5 describes the reading and writing classroom connection and explains related activities such as portfolios, poetry workshop, blank books, and author studies. (Contains 78 references. Appendixes contain sample lessons, journal questions, reflection sheets, and a writing rubric.) (EF)
Descriptors: Language Arts, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Reading Instruction, Reading Writing Relationship, Whole Language Approach, Writing Instruction
Order Department, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 ($19.95). Web site: http://www.reading.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.