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Ford, Kim, Ed. – Voices from the Middle, 2002
Encourages the idea of cross-generational shared reading experiences. Presents annotations (written by students) of 12 titles. Notes that almost half of the books that are featured have been around for a while, and yet they are still fresh for new readers. (SG)
Descriptors: Classics (Literature), Literature Appreciation, Middle Schools, Reading Instruction
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Abrahamson, Richard F. – Voices from the Middle, 2002
Suggests that if adolescents are going to get hooked on poetry and read and write more than an occasional sample, they need to have teachers share with them poetry they will enjoy. Considers a study by Karen Kutiper of middle school student poetry preference. Presents conclusions from this study along with a list of the 25 most popular poems. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Literature Appreciation, Middle Schools, Poetry
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Lesesne, Teri S. – Voices from the Middle, 2001
Considers how read-alouds motivate students who might be less than motivated readers and can also introduce avid readers to a world of books they might not otherwise find on their own. Suggests and describes 11 books to read aloud to the entire class. Lists 4 books suggested for individual readers. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Middle Schools, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Attitudes