Guiding Advanced Readers in Middle School
by: Teresa S. Masiello, Ed.D.
Middle school students who are advanced readers need challenge in their language arts curriculum. This book helps teachers and parents understand the characteristics and needs of gifted students, as well as ways in which to differentiate reading instruction for them. It also contains activities for four different trade books* that will interest and challenge gifted middle school readers. Teachers will enjoy having many reproducible activities to choose from, including literature circles, tiered activities, graphic organizers, and higher-level thinking discussion questions. This book provides the link between advanced readers and their literary potential.
*The Trade Book Titles featured in Guiding Advanced Readers are as follows:
- The Midwife’s Apprentice, by Karen Cushman
- No Pretty Pictures: A Child of War, by Anita Lobel
- Walk Two Moons, by Sharon Creech
- The Schernoff Discoveries, by Gary Paulsen
Annotated Bibliographies for each of these titles, along with additional information, can be found in Some of My Best Friends Are Books.
Length: 216 pages
ISBN 10 digit: 1-935067-01-x
ISBN 13 digit: 1-935067-01-6