In the Middle by Nancie Atwell
Inside Out by Dan Kirby and Dawn Latta Kirby
Write Beside Them (the author escapes me)
A Community of Writers by Zemelman and Daniels
Writing Reminders by Jim Burke
Reading Reminders by Jim Burke
Reading Don't Fix No Chevys--can't remember author
I Read It But I Don't Get It--Chris Tovani
Laura Robb's Teaching Reading in Middle School is a nice resource. It's basic but it does a great job of explaining how to handle RW in a 45-minute or block environment. I think it would be a great book for someone trying RW for the first time.
For WW, I'm a fan of Katie Ray Wood and Ralph Fletcher, in addition to all of the other giants mentioned above. Aimee Buckner's Notebook Know-How is a nice explanation of how to use a writer's notebook in WW.
For ideas on revision, there's no one better than Barry Lane.
These are responses to independent reading from students that teachers use to assess different skills in reading and writing. I introduced them to my 6th graders in the fall when we were doing Reading Zone (modified from Atwell's book The Reading Zone). I included seven different choices for them and did not allow repeats until they had done about 5 different letters. I am attaching a copy of my handout.
Thanks, but I can't take all the credit, that's for sure! I "stole" and modified my letter essays based on the website I posted above and Atwell's Reading Zone. Those two resources were my lifeline in creating my 6th grade literature program last year.
I l ove your attachment! I definitely want to use it. The thing is that when I save it to my computer and then go to open it, it won't open. Anyone know what I need to do? I can open it before it is saved. What am i doing wrong?
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