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defining book.

Recently my curriculum director gave me the book:  Adolescent Literacy:  Turning Promise into Practiceedited by Kylene Beers, Robert E.Probst, & Linda Rief.  (Is my curriculum director awesome, or what?)  I am quickly realizing that it is one of those defining books for me.  It is all of the top secondary literacy leaders in the field… Continue reading defining book.

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Writer’s-Reader’s Notebook

I received Linda Rief's Inside the Writer's-Reader's Notebook: A Workshop Essential (Heinemann 2007) the other day. I began reading it almost immediately. Even though Rief, a New Hampshire Middle School Teacher, gears her writing towards an audience of teachers who teach middle school, I still felt this was a must-read book for me since I… Continue reading Writer’s-Reader’s Notebook