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Smith, Carl B. – 2001
This book is part of a series that helps parents choose books for their children and talk with them about books in ways that actively engage children with the meaning on the printed page. The introduction notes that it is important for parents to continue sharing books with their children at this age (12 to 14 years). The first chapter, "Reading…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Books, Childrens Literature, Family Literacy
Wright, Cora M. – 1998
This resource, designed to help school library media specialists select the most exciting, curriculum-related literature for teachers and students in grades 5-9, contains approximately 300 contemporary and classic fiction and non-fiction titles selected on the basis of the quality of writing, interest level, appropriateness of illustration (if…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Books, Childrens Literature
Hurst, Carol Otis; Otis, Rebecca – 1998
This book brings together the methods and philosophy for the extensive use of trade books in the middle school curriculum. Novels, picture books and non-fiction materials are summarized. A section on classroom techniques presents an investigation and description of some classroom organizational and management systems and techniques to facilitate…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary School Curriculum
Irvin, Glenn; Moseley, Ann – 1981
This paper reports the results of a survey of 60 librarians and teachers in Texas as to what they felt were the most often read adolescent and adult novels, and what adolescent and adult novels they would most recommend. Following a description of the methodology for the study, the paper presents some of the subjects' comments about the…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Contemporary Literature, High Schools, Junior High Schools
Yore, Larry D.; Craig, Madge T. – 1992
Much has been written about the value of metacognition. However, little research has identified subsumed intellectual factors, logical operators, and cognitive functions; or has established clear relationships between metacognition and science cognition. This paper presents a study to build a strategic metacognitive model of an efficient,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Measurement, Constructivism (Learning), Factor Analysis, Intermediate Grades
Craig, Madge T.; Yore, Larry D. – 1992
How science understandings are communicated and how students construct meaning of these communications are central issues in epistemic research. Students' metacognition of the meaning-making process is embedded in this line of research. This paper reports a study to examine children's declarative, procedural, and conditional knowledge of science…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Chi Square, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Processes
Shermis, Michael, Ed. – 1991
This booklet focuses on self-esteem, especially as to how reading at home can affect reading and school performance and how poor reading attainment can affect self-esteem. Specific steps to help middle school children gain self-esteem are discussed. Practical questions from parents are answered and activities are described which can be used at…
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Family Literacy, Intermediate Grades
Savenye, Wilhelmina C.; And Others – 1986
This study was conducted to investigate the attitudinal effects of presenting students with career information in two media forms, slide/tape and print. Subjects were 186 ninth-grade students from a junior high school in a lower-middle-class metropolitan area. Interviews with role models working in careers not traditional for their gender were…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Audiovisual Aids, Career Education, Economically Disadvantaged
Nardiello, Patricia – 1985
A study was conducted to determine whether the interests of seventh grade students were reflected in the content of the basal stories used in the classroom. Subjects were 48 seventh graders enrolled in developmental reading in an upper middle-class socioeconomic region of New Jersey. On a questionnaire, students were asked to select from a list of…
Descriptors: Basal Reading, Grade 7, Junior High Schools, Literature Appreciation
San Diego County Office of Education, CA. – 1985
Noting that intermediate and junior high school students can be motivated to read if high quality, interesting literature is made available, this bibliography will provide teachers, librarians, and resource teachers with a list of books published since 1980 that can be used to assist students in selecting reading materials. The annotations include…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools
Rodine, Jody A. – 1986
Designed for teachers to use with intermediate and junior high level students, the activities in this booklet focus on the newspaper as a teaching tool in three broad areas: (1) Language Arts; (2) Reading and Language; and (3) Reading, Language, and Math. The language arts section contains 14 activities identifying parts of speech, practicing…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Games, English Instruction, Intermediate Grades
Dole, Janice A.; Osborn, Jean – 1989
This report provides administrators and supervisors of reading programs with information to help them evaluate and select commercially developed reading materials. Part 1 opens with a description of the problems researchers studying the adoption of basal reading programs have observed and then offers suggestions (based on both research and…
Descriptors: Administrators, Basal Reading, High Schools, Inservice Teacher Education
Davis, James E., Ed.; Davis, Hazel K., Ed. – 1988
This annotated bibliography, for junior high and middle school students, describes nearly 2,000 books to read for pleasure, for school assignments, or merely to satisfy curiosity. Books included have been published mostly in the last five years and are divided into six major sections: fiction, drama, picture books for older readers, poetry, short…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Elementary Secondary Education, Junior High Schools
Harris, Raymond – 1983
This workbook contains ten short stories by modern masters aimed at young adult readers, with each story followed by a concise lesson on a basic element of literature (such as plot, setting, or mood) clearly illustrated in the story. Some of the authors represented in the book are John Updike, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Carson McCullers, and Ray…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Junior High Schools, Literature Appreciation, Reading Comprehension
Christensen, Jane, Ed. – 1983
With many annotations written or edited by students, this booklist contains 3,100 citations of fiction and nonfiction publications for adolescents. Most entries were published within the past few years, although well-written older books are also included. The annotations, which include appropriate age ranges, are categorized as follows:…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Annotated Bibliographies, Elementary Secondary Education, Junior High Schools
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