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Millburn Middle School's library lessons timeless

Millburn Middle School's library lessons timeless | Reading in the middle | Scoop.it
Millburn Middle School’s library has become more digitally oriented in recent years as students conduct research online, read books on mobile devices and the Common Core Curriculum standards are implemented, the school’s librarian said.

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Fantasy teen fiction - quiz

Fantasy teen fiction - quiz | Reading in the middle | Scoop.it
With the huge rise of teen fantasy books (and associated films) from Twilight to The Hunger Games, everyone's an expert on magical teen tales. But how much you really know about your favourite heroes and their stories?
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8 Must-Read Young Adult/Middle Grade Authors - Huffington Post

8 Must-Read Young Adult/Middle Grade Authors - Huffington Post | Reading in the middle | Scoop.it
If you were to ask what I do for my life, the answer would be writing and reading. I have to limit myself from going to my public library, because I end up taking WAY too many books than I can handle to read. I start to cry when I walk into Barnes & Noble. Yeah, it's bad. Anyway, here are some of my favorite young adult and middle grade authors!
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Why Are Zombies So Good for Libraries? — @Peter_Gutierrez Connect the Pop

Why Are Zombies So Good for Libraries? — @Peter_Gutierrez Connect the Pop | Reading in the middle | Scoop.it

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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 21, 2013 5:20 PM

Brains.....fresh brains!

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Online summer reading programs for kids

Online summer reading programs for kids | Reading in the middle | Scoop.it
The end of the school year is looming – along with the end of homework. If you’ve got school-age kids, finding ways to keep them reading throughout the summer months has probably crossed your mind.
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YA Books and More: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

YA Books and More: The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson | Reading in the middle | Scoop.it

Another must read by Naomi Bates!


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Tales of a 6th Grade Classroom: Common Core: Evaluating Text Complexity


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CCBC Bibliographies & Booklists

CCBC Bibliographies & Booklists | Reading in the middle | Scoop.it
Such amazing booklists for kids & Teens by theme at http://t.co/1QgpeKLVfr by Cooperative Children's Book Centre

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Gregory Harris's curator insight, March 17, 2013 1:36 PM

Lots and lots of lists, e.g., 50 books on Grief, 50 books on Peace and Social Justice. Lots of categories too.

http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/bibBio.asp

When you click on a book title, you get to a cover shot and a concise overview of the contents.

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Ms. Yingling Reads: Dystopian List or If You Liked Hunger Games

Ms. Yingling Reads: Dystopian List or If You Liked Hunger Games | Reading in the middle | Scoop.it

I think this is the most comprehensive read-alikes I've seen! From one of my favorite middle school librarian bloggers.


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CCBC Bibliographies & Booklists

CCBC Bibliographies & Booklists | Reading in the middle | Scoop.it
Such amazing booklists for kids & Teens by theme at http://t.co/1QgpeKLVfr by Cooperative Children's Book Centre

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Gregory Harris's curator insight, March 17, 2013 1:36 PM

Lots and lots of lists, e.g., 50 books on Grief, 50 books on Peace and Social Justice. Lots of categories too.

http://www.education.wisc.edu/ccbc/books/bibBio.asp

When you click on a book title, you get to a cover shot and a concise overview of the contents.

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BookWhisperer.com - Recommended Reading

BookWhisperer.com - Recommended Reading | Reading in the middle | Scoop.it
recommended reading, books for children and young adults.
Books I'm currently reading.

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THE SECRET SERIES: Pseudonymous Bosch Revealed?

Could it be? Is it true? Did two intrepid journalists really track down the elusive author Pseudonymous Bosch?

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Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card- Book Trailer

In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and the person he loves more than anyone else, his sister Valentine. Peter and Valentine were candidates for the soldier-training program but didn't make the cut--young Ender is the Wiggin drafted to the orbiting Battle School for rigorous military training.

Ender's skills make him a leader in school and respected in the Battle Room, where children play at mock battles in zero gravity. Yet growing up in an artificial community of young soldiers, Ender suffers greatly from isolation, rivalry from his peers, pressure from the adult teachers, and an unsettling fear of the alien invaders. His psychological battles include loneliness, fear that he is becoming like the cruel brother he remembers, and fanning the flames of devotion to his beloved sister.

Is Ender the general Earth needs? But Ender is not the only result of the genetic experiments. The war with the Buggers has been raging for a hundred years, and the quest for the perfect general has been underway for almost as long. Ender's two older siblings are every bit as unusual as he is, but in very different ways. Between the three of them lie the abilities to remake a world. If the world survives, that is.

 

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards.

 

This is a fan made, independent, non-profit video based on the novel "Ender's Game" by Orson Scott Card.


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Teaching Literacy Skills with Quality Comics | MiddleWeb

Teaching Literacy Skills with Quality Comics | MiddleWeb | Reading in the middle | Scoop.it
“ In Kevin Hodgson's sixth grade classes, comics are treated seriously as tools to promote better writing & deeper comprehension, using a unique skill set.”
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Frances's curator insight, June 20, 2014 10:00 AM
choosing books that kids will
Marisa Martinez's curator insight, May 11, 2015 6:38 PM

Teaching and literacy.

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Projects to Engage Middle School Readers

Projects to Engage Middle School Readers | Reading in the middle | Scoop.it
“ It's my fault. I'll admit it. During my eight years in the classroom, I ruined at least two amazing literary works by assigning horrifically dull reading projects. My only hope is that those middle s”
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The Fault In Our Stars | Official Trailer [HD] | 20th Century FOX - YouTube

Hazel (Shailene Woodley) and Gus (Ansel Elgort) are two extraordinary teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them -- and us -- on an unforgettable journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous, given that they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, based upon the number-one bestselling novel by John Green, explores the funny, thrilling and tragic business of being alive and in love.
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Brandon's Books

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Michal Hope Brandon

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Great book on our 2013-2014 SC JBA list.  It's historical fiction so it works well for our #bookbootcamp genre list too!

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24 Short Stories for Middle Schoolers

24 Short Stories for Middle Schoolers | Reading in the middle | Scoop.it
Reviews of new children's and teen books for grades K-12, plus literature activities to use in the same classroom.

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Write Day-in Day-out: Young Adult Literature Bridges Generations

Write Day-in Day-out: Young Adult Literature Bridges Generations | Reading in the middle | Scoop.it
Young Adult Literature Bridges Generations. If you didn't know about Young Adult novels until now, chances are you're a boomer. Around age nine I had finished all the books in the children's department of our local library.
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The graphic novel resource for educators and librarians!

The graphic novel resource for educators and librarians! | Reading in the middle | Scoop.it
This website was created as an aid for those who wish to learn more about the benefits of incorporating graphic novels into library collections and classrooms.

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Tamara Cox's curator insight, May 1, 2013 8:56 AM

Reviews, collection development advice and more about comics and graphic novels.

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The importance of instilling a need to read

The importance of instilling a need to read | Reading in the middle | Scoop.it

Reading for pleasure at the age of 15 is a strong factor in determining future social mobility. Indeed, it has been revealed as the most important indicator of the future success of the child.

 

That was the startling finding of research carried out by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on education and reading, and their role in promoting social mobility. It highlights why getting teenagers to read for pleasure is more than a sepia-tinted ambition for frustrated parents. It is a fundamental social issue.


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Lucinda Scott-Kellermeier's curator insight, May 9, 2013 6:14 AM

This article addresses UK reading issues, but the message relates to reading curriculum in any country. We need to anchor classic reading choices with contemporary literature reflecting 21st c. teen experiences and concerns.

PEB's comment, May 9, 2013 12:01 PM
We also need to make sure school and public libraries are stocked with materials children and young adults WANT to read.
P Byrne's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:37 AM

Reading is just as important in the USA!

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50 Best Children's Literature Blogs - Zen College Life

50 Best Children's Literature Blogs - Zen College Life | Reading in the middle | Scoop.it

"Inasmuch as we may like to reminisce about some of the books we read ourselves as children, this guide to the 50 Best Children’s Literature Blogs is more about modern books which young adults and teachers may want to incorporate into young lives in an educational way."


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GoogleLitTrips Reading List's curator insight, April 24, 2013 9:28 AM

A quick listing of 50 Children's literature blogs with short preview comments and direct links. Way faster than having to find so many good leads oneself.

 

Just might be a great resource for teachers and their students' parents.

 

 ~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~

Monique German's curator insight, April 25, 2013 7:43 AM

Some of these blogs are already in my Feedly reader.  It looks like I may need to explore a few more. 

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TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: 10 Tips for Parents (and librarians) Working with Reluctant Readers

TLT: Teen Librarian's Toolbox: 10 Tips for Parents (and librarians) Working with Reluctant Readers | Reading in the middle | Scoop.it

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Tamara Cox's curator insight, April 17, 2013 11:31 AM

Advice for parents and librarians.

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Girl, Stolen by April Henry - Book Trailer

Sixteen–year-old Cheyenne Wilder is sleeping in the back of a car while her mom fills her prescription for antibiotics. Before Cheyenne realizes what’s happening, their car is being stolen. Griffin hadn’t meant to kidnap Cheyenne, but once his dad finds out that Cheyenne’s father is the president of a powerful corporation, everything changes—now there’s a reason to keep her. How will Cheyenne survive this nightmare? Because she’s not only sick with pneumonia—she’s also blind.


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