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Robledo, Ana; Gove, Amber – RTI International, 2019
Access to books is key to learning to read and sustaining a love of reading. Yet many low- and middle-income countries struggle to provide their students with reading materials of sufficient quality and quantity. Since 2008, RTI International has provided technical assistance in early reading assessment and instruction to ministries of education…
Descriptors: Books, Reading Materials, Developing Nations, Low Income Groups
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Wei, Hua; Cromwell, Ashley Melissa; McClarty, Katie Larsen – Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the broader college and career readiness agenda encourage educators, researchers, and other stakeholders to focus on preparing students for life after high school. A key emphasis is literacy, as the ability to read and comprehend written language is critical to success in college and careers.…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Reading Materials, Difficulty Level, Measures (Individuals)
Cohen, Roger, Ed. – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL), 2009
The chapters in "Explorations in Second Language Reading" reveal the importance of reading in the classroom and how instructors can use reading as a bridge to improve learners' other linguistic and interpersonal skills. Most significantly, each author prompts us to rediscover how enjoyable ESOL reading can be and how it can increase learner…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Activity Units, Reading Materials, Reading Ability
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Sperling, Rayne A. – Intervention in School & Clinic, 2006
This article presents a checklist that teachers and other education professionals can use when deciding which instructional materials to include in their content area instruction. The checklist addresses several considerations, such as the learners' prior knowledge, vocabulary levels, and motivation. In addition, characteristics of the text…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Reading Materials, Instructional Materials, Check Lists
Snodgrass, Mary Ellen – 2003
Offering maps and geographic routes for 28 books, this guide illustrates how to teach students in grades 9-12 with literary maps, taking them on a journey through real and imaginary terrains. Entries span a range of genres and literary formats, including novels, dramas, and diaries. Each follows a book's protagonist through space and time,…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Geography Instruction, High Schools, History Instruction
Ada, Alma Flor – 2003
This book aims to help teachers bring literature to the classroom as a vehicle for language and concept development, creative expression, and the development of higher thinking skills while promoting the joy of reading. Most examples in the book were selected to make Latino authors more visible to teachers, as well as to provide experiences of…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Class Activities, Creativity
Youngblood, Lisa – 2002
This manual provides strategies for developing young adult collections, outlines a reading club designed specifically for young adults, suggests promotional ideas for the young adult reading club and young adult programming in general, and provides age-appropriate ideas for both formal and passive programming. Specific topics covered in the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Library Collection Development, Library Collections
Wright, Cora M. – 2002
This book provides annotations for 300+ contemporary and classic fiction and nonfiction books that support and enhance the middle school curriculum. The selected titles represent top-quality literature that ties into all areas of the curriculum. The annotations are organized into chapters that cover the following subject areas and genres:…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Annotated Bibliographies, Curriculum Enrichment
Matthew, Kathryn I.; Lowe, Joy L. – 2002
This resource guide is intended to help teachers and librarians integrate the best of a broad range of children's literature into the excitement of everyday learning. The guide contains annotations for contemporary children's books, videos, CD-ROMs and related media, as well as presenting inventive ideas for exploring them. An introduction…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Educational Media, Educational Resources
Pearl, Nancy – 2002
This book provides a straightforward approach to finding and recommending good novels based on what sparks a reader's interest. With emphasis on award-winning fiction, the guide features more than 500 novels published between 1990 and 2001. This companion title uses the same easy-access organization used in the original "Now Read This: A Guide to…
Descriptors: Books, Fiction, Library Materials, Literary Genres
Lectura y Vida: Revista Latinoamericana de Lectura, 2002
Articles in this volume include the following titles (translated from the Spanish): "Who Is in Charge of Teaching Reading and Writing at the University? Tutorials, Exam Preparation, and Class Synthesis in the Humanities" (Paula Carlino); "False Conceptions of the Linguistic Abilities, Values, and the Culture of Girls and Boys from Poor Families"…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cross Sectional Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
Hawthorne, Karen; Gibson, Jane E. – 2002
This book features bulletin boards and showcases, designed to motivate readers to use the library, that have been the favorites of students in grades 7-12. Chapter 1 covers getting started, including principles of design, tools of design, background, borders, letters, leaves and flowers, opaque projector/overhead projector/document projector,…
Descriptors: Bulletin Boards, Design Preferences, Display Aids, Library Services
LiBretto, Ellen V.; Barr, Catherine – 2002
This handbook is a practical guide to the selection of high-interest, low-reading-level books and Web sites that will inspire a love of reading in teenagers who fall within the category of reluctant readers. It is especially useful for professionals in school and public libraries charged with building collections of suitable titles for these…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Annotated Bibliographies, High Interest Low Vocabulary Books
Blass, Rosanne J. – 2002
This guide features booktalks for elementary grades of recently published (1998-2001) fiction and nonfiction titles that are either award winners, written by award-winning authors, positively reviewed in national reading advocacy journals, or representative of an emerging trend in children's literature. Each booktalk entry consists of…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Graphic Organizers, Library Extension
Keane, Nancy J. – 2002
This book contains booktalks for 170 titles that appeal to middle school readers and relate to middle school curriculum. Approximately 90% of the books are fiction. Each entry includes author, title, publisher, date of publication, suggested interest level, suggested reading level, the booktalk, and learning extension ideas. The selections are…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Curriculum Enrichment
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