Applebee, Andrew N. “Writing in the Secondary Schools”
Literature and the Content Areas
. Virginia: Association for Curriculum Development, 1984. The book includes models of instruction for reading and thinking. The process for comprehending and responding to “text” is most informative.
Ehrenberg, Sydelle D. “Basics”
Building and Applying Strategies for Intellectual Competencies in Students
: Florida: Institute for Curriculum and Instruction, 1978. The article emphasizes common elements to concept-learning strategies. One will find information which is very easy to read, useful and enlightening. The article clearly explains what curriculum materials should provide.
Wishes, Lies and Dreams
. New York: Vantage Book, 1970. The book includes the various ways to teach youngsters how to write poetry. Readable poems by young authors are in the book.
Rico, Gabriele L.
Writing the Natural Way.
New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1983. The book emphasized using the right-brain techniques to release one’s expressive powers. The clustering is highly useful for creative writing.
Shanker, Albert. “Increasing Funds for Chapter One Programs: A Nation Prepared”
Teachers for the 21st Century
. Washington, D.C.: American Federation of Teachers National Press Club, 1987. The booklet is about historic teaching as a profession and the need to continue Chapter One Programs. There are recommendations that are justifiable.
Trader, Barbara. “Practical Writing in the Intermediate Grades”
The Process of Writing
. Connecticut: Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute, vol. 4, 1986. The curriculum unit consists of the writing process and the many phases of the process. Many techniques for teaching free writing and other forms of writing are included.
United States Education Department,
Title and Chapter One Reading Statistics
. Washington, D.C.: Federal Government Press, 1986.
Walberg, Herbert. “Cultural Literacy”
Teaching and Learning
. Illinois: University of Illinois Publications, 1983. The chapter explains in details why it is important for students to have both “knowledge and understanding.” Cultural literacy is highly associated with “knowledge and understanding” according to the research.
Wyman, Carolyn. “The Klan’s Visit on the Sally Jessy Raphael’s Show”
WTNH Channel 8: Television and the New Haven Register
(June 15, 1987), pp. 23-24. The show and article were mainly about the “Klan and Their Teenage Children.” The issue is current and very informative in New Haven, Connecticut.
Reading Lists for Students
Barstow, Robbins and Leeke, John. “Why I Quit the Klan” An Interview
with C. P. Ellis
. Washington, D.C.: The National Education association Press, 1981. The article is based on oral history. It reveals interesting facts about the hate group.
Charnes, Ruth (Staff Coordinator).
Reading Is Fundamental (RIF)
, 100 Paperback Books. New York: The Council on Interracial Books for Children Publishers, 1986: (Refer below).
Cohen, Daniel and Susan. “Christa McAuliffe”
Who Are the Heroes of the Challenger.
New York: Pocket Books, Inc., 1986. The book consists of brief biographies about the astronauts who died. Christa was from New Hampshire and was the first teacher astronaut.
Collier, Christopher and James.
War Comes to Willy Freeman
. New Jersey: Dell Publishers, 1983. Willy disguised as a boy during the Revolutionary War. Willy had witnessed her father’s death at the hands of the Redcoats. The British soldiers took her mother to New York City as a prisoner, and Willy’s search for her mother was successful.
Sterling, Dorothy. “The Story of Harriet Tubman”
. New York: Scholastic Publishers, Inc. 1954. The book is a biography of Harriet Tubman. It contains an interesting account of her dangerous and courageous ventures.
#1. Audio-Visual Materials: Filmstrips and Cassettes—
Connecticut: The Civil War and Some of the Famous People Who Lived in Connecticut
. Vermont: The New England Historical Society, 1983. The audio-visual materials are excellent for the middle school students, and they are easier for the students to comprehend.
: One hundred paperback books will be located in the author’s, of this unit, classroom at Jackie Robinson Middle School. There will be ten books in each set with the same titles (ten sets of tens) such as,
Harriet Beecher Stowe
War Comes to Willy Freeman
Martin Luther King, Jr. and His Speeches: Heroes of the Challenger
Jackie Robinson Story
The Laws and Children
Miniature Copies of the Bill of Rights and Preamble
The Declaration of Independence: The United States Constitution and Pictures
. Council on Interracial Books for Children, Inc.
An Interview with C. P. Ellis,
the article is located in my classroom (JRMS).
#4. Frederick Douglass’ speech, “what to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” and Langston Hughes’ poem,
Let America Be America Again
, will be in my classroom.