Goodman, Burton. The Reader as Detective. New York City, Amsco Publication, 1994.
Based on the premise that a good reader is a detective, this book consists of 18 short reading selections, each of which allows the reader to predict the ending. It actually provides exercises in basic reading skills. Each student should have a book or copies of several lessons.
Mosley, Walter. The Little Yellow Dog. Pocket Books, a division of Simon and Schuster. New York, 1996.
There must be a class set (25 copies) of this novel.
Audiotape of A Little Yellow Dog. CA, Audio Renaissance Tapes, 1996.
Paul Winfield, an accomplished actor, narrates this rendition. It is excellent for emphasizing certain dramatic points as well as for assisting oral learners.
The Center for Applied Research in Education in West Nyack, NY 10995, publishes a catalog of resources for grades five through twelve. Crime Scene Investigations provides real life science labs. Brain Games provides 170 thinking exercises. Teachers will find the reproducible reading exercises in various publications useful.
Two large display boards
A table or shelf for related reading materials
The teacher should be prepared to lose some of these materials, although a check out system can be established. There should be enough material so that students can use them, if desired, during silent reading periods.
Devil in the Blue Dress
This film stars Denzel Washington and Jennifer Beals and created stardom for Mosley in 1995.
Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned.
Laurence Fishburne, Natalie Cole, and Cicely Tyson are featured in this film written by Walter Mosley.
Mystery Buff Magazine has cross word puzzles, along with new works,reviews and interviews.
Murderous Intent Mystery Magazine, Madison Publishing Company, PO Box 5947, Vancouver, WA 98668-5947
The Spring 1999 issue has an interview with Robert Parker.
New Mystery, 175 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2001, The Flatiron Building, New York, New York, 10010-7703
The Winter 1999 issue contains "Third Santa from The Left" by Gar Anthony Haywood.
Math Puzzles and Logic Problems, Dell Magazines, Crosstown Publications, 6 Prowitt St., Norwalk, CT 06855, July 1999.
Along with many number problems, this "fun" Magazine contains brain teasers that can be used as warm up exercises.
These puzzles involve vision and language clues. Some call for careful reading to solve the puzzle.
Good Time Variety Puzzles, Penny Press.6 Prowitt St., Norwalk CT 06855, July 1999.