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ERIC Number: EJ925582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
Looking Forward: Increased Attention to LGBTQ Students and Families in Middle Grade Classrooms
Wickens, Corrine M.; Wedwick, Linda
Voices from the Middle, v18 n4 p43-51 May 2011
Looking backwards, discussions around sexual orientation and sexual identity have been noticeably absent at the middle grades. As a result, middle grade teachers may find it difficult to know how to effectively select age-appropriate materials that include LGBTQ issues and content. To move the field forward, the authors specifically highlight four such novels: "The Skull of Truth" (Coville, 2007), "From the Notebooks of Melanin Sun" (Woodson, 1995), "So Hard to Say" (Sanchez, 2004), and "Totally Joe" (Howe, 2005). They then connect these books to broader topics that could be used in a variety of instructional settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A