Resources for Teachers

Looking for some new ideas for helping your students develop stronger literacy skills and habits, right within your existing curriculum and lessons? The books and articles listed below are specifically geared toward middle school. Some titles are available in the reading classroom - and more coming soon. Stop by to browse and borrow -- or just to chat!
This list is by no means comprehensive. If you're looking for something you don't see here, please tell me and I will be more than happy to find what you need! :)

Online Resources and Articles Classroom Strategy Library
A list of excellent, tried-and-true reading strategies you can use in any middle school classroom.

Key Comprehension Strategies to Teach
Promoting Literacy Across the Curriculum in the Middle Grades
Reading in the Content Areas: Strategies for Success
What Research Tells Us About Reading, Comprehension, and Comprehension Instruction
Preparing Students for Success with Reading in the Content Areas
Reading with Purpose in the Content Areas
What is Content Area Reading?
Helping Students Develop Strong Content Area Reading Skills
Content Area Reading and the Importance of Skillful Reading Comprehension
Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Reading in the Content Areas
by Carolyn M. Chapman and Rita S. King, Editors

Subjects Matter: Every Teacher's Guide to Content-Area Reading
And also:
Subjects Matter, Second Edition: Exceeding Standards Through Powerful Content-Area Reading
By Harvey Daniels and Steven Zemelman

Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement
By Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis

Falling in Love with Close Reading
By Christopher Lehman and Kate Roberts

Talking about Text: Guiding Students to Increase Comprehension Through Purposeful Talk
By Maria Nichols

Teaching Students to Read Like Detectives: Comprehending, Analyzing, and Discussing Text
by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Diane Lapp

Fantastic article on using linked text sets, incorporating multimedia to engage reluctant learners - the really good stuff is on the last 5 pages. The article features a 10th grade English teacher, but what he does with his classes can easily be used at the 7th-8th grade level in many different subject areas. From the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. See below!
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