Promote fiction-reading across the middle school curriculum! With more than 160 booktalks and 330 book suggestions at your fingertips, this invaluable resource makes it easy to pick just the right books for your students. Designed to fit curricular studies, the book is organized by subject area: • United States History • World History • Social Studies• Language Arts and Literature • Mathematics• Science• The Arts • Physical Education and Sports Extra chapters include booktalks that foster critical thinking and deal with humorous titles.
Carefully chosen based on appeal, age-appropriateness, and positive reviews, each book is designated with suggested grade and reading levels. All of the booktalks are accompanied by learning extensions that can be used as assignments or as starting points for further discussion. Complete bibliographic information and short annotations are provided for each title. You'll select and prepare terrific booktalks in no time-and your students will listen with enthusiasm.
About the Author
NANCY J. KEANE is Library Media Specialist, Rundlett Middle School, Concord, New Hampshire. She is recipient of the 2004 Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)/Sagebrush Education Resources Literature Program Award.