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Middle School Literacy Project: Revealing Theories, Transforming Practices

Informing Theories and Effective Practices
Instructional Framework
Measure of Success

Internet Resources for Teachers
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Informing Theories and Effective Practices

The following professional resources are used to provide the content and the instructional framework for the project. This body literature is updated each year with newly published resources.

  • Beers, K. (2003). When kids can’t read, what teachers can do: A guide for teachers 6-12. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Daniels, H. & Zemelman, S. (2004). Subjects matter: Every teacher’s guide to content-area reading. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Harvey, S. & Goudvis, A. (2000). Strategies that work: Teaching comprehension to enhance understanding. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.
  • Keene, E. O. & Zimmermann, S. (1997). Mosaic of thought: Teaching comprehension in a reader’s workshop. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • McEwan, E. K. (2004). 7 strategies of highly effective readers: Using cognitive research to boost K-8 achievement. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.
  • McLaughlin, M. & Allen, M. B. (2002). Guided comprehension: A teaching model for grades 3-8. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
  • Oczkus, L. (2003). Reciprocal teaching at work: Strategies for improving reading comprehension. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
  • Oczkus, L. (2004). Super 6 comprehension strategies: 35 lessons and more for reading success. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon.
  • Opitz, M. F. & Rasinski, T. V. (1998). Good-bye round robin: 25 effective oral reading strategies. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Readence, J. E., Moore, D. W. & Rickelman, R. J. (2000). Prereading activities for content area reading and learning. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
  • Saphier, J. & Haley, M. A. (1993). Summarizers: Activity structures to support integration and retention of new learning. Action, MA: Research for Better Teaching.
  • Stephens, E. C. & Brown, J. E. (2000). A handbook of content literacy strategies: 75 practical reading and writing ideas. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon.
  • Tompkins, G. E. (1998). 50 literacy strategies: Step by step. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill.
  • Zwiers, J. (2004). Building reading comprehension habits in grades 6-12: A toolkit of classroom activities. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.