Sign up to download a sample chapter entitled “What Does Research Say Adolescent Readers Need?” that comes directly from A Guide the Reading Workshop, Middle School Grades. The guide offers a comprehensive but concise introduction to:

  • the need for this series
  • research on what adolescent readers need
  • ways to launch and sustain independent reading
  • a big-picture introduction to the reading workshop
  • the architecture of minilessons
  • classroom management tips and strategies
  • levels of text complexity
  • conferring with readers and providing transferrable feedback
  • small-group work
  • writing about reading
  • practical help for book clubs
  • instructional Read Aloud
  • the special importance of nonfiction reading
  • supporting English learners in reading workshop

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