ERIC Number: ED480637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Middle School Reading. ERIC Topical Bibliography and Commentary.
Smith, Carl B., Ed.
The articles and papers reviewed in this Topical Bibliography and Commentary address the issues of policy statements guiding curriculum people as they select acceptable books for middle school students to read and, specifically, what books should be on acceptable lists. Because of varying perspectives from which the criteria and lists are formulated, however, there is not a simple, comprehensive list of standards and books for educational leaders to use. With a plethora of books available for middle school students, the basic question is "How does a person select quality books for them to read?" The contents of the lists presented in the articles summarized in this bibliography vary in quantity from 20 or 30 listed books to books listing hundreds of reading resources. Some the lists were selected by members of professional organizations, while others were developed by and for use in specific school systems. The papers reviewed in this summary come from diverse backgrounds, but directly or indirectly, all of the documents stress the importance of literary quality in selecting books. (Contains 2 Internet addresses and 15 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Fiction, Literature Reviews, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Reading Material Selection, Teacher Role
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English and Communication, 2805 E. 10th St., # 140, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698. Web site: http://eric.indiana.edu.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.