Riveting Read-Alouds for Middle School: 35 Selections Guaranteed to Spark Deep Thinking, Meaningful Discussion, and Powerful Writing

Riveting Read-Alouds for Middle School: 35 Selections Guaranteed to Spark Deep Thinking, Meaningful Discussion, and Powerful Writing

by Patrick Daley, Janet Allen

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Riveting Read-Alouds for Middle School: 35 Selections Guaranteed to Spark Deep Thinking, Meaningful Discussion, and Powerful Writing by Patrick Daley, Janet Allen


Why read aloud to students in middle school? Reading aloud exposes them to a wide variety of text types and genres, builds background knowledge, models effective reading behaviors, and more. The selections in this book have been carefully chosen to appeal to diverse students and boost their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. Each selection comes with a teaching page that includes discussion and writing prompts and more. A powerful way to cultivate students’ love of reading!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545096003
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 01/09/2017
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,246,147
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 10 - 18 Years

About the Author


Janet Allen is an international consultant recognized for her comprehensive work in reading education. After teaching reading and English for nearly twenty years in Maine, Janet relocated to the University of Central Florida where she taught reading, writing, and English education courses; directed the Central Florida Writing Project; and, assisted in the creation of the Orange County Literacy Project. She is now a full-time researcher, writer, and consultant in schools and districts involved in rethinking their approaches to literacy and learning.

Patrick Daley was a nationally known expert in adolescent literacy, as well as an advocate for the older struggling reader—and for the teachers who teach them. As Senior Vice President of Scholastic Education, Patrick led initiatives that support academic engagement and literacy for all students. He collaborated with numerous education thought leaders, including Alfred Tatum, Ruth Culham, Laura Robb, Irene Fountas, and Gay Su Pinnell. After earning a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Vermont and an M. Ed. in Reading and Language from Boston University, Patrick served as an elementary and middle-school classroom teacher and as a district reading specialist. He wrote several books for early learners, young adults, and teachers. In 2011, he received the Books for Kids Lifelong Commitment to Literacy Award.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

References 11

1 For Pete's Snake Ellen Conford 12

2 The Child Laborer J. Patrick Lewis 21

3 Malala's Address to the United Nations Maiala Yousafzai 23

4 A Child Slave in California Kristin Lewis 27

5 IU Tavis Smiley 32

6 Day of Disaster: The Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, 79 A.D. Lauren Tarshis 38

7 Priscilla and the Wimps Richard Peck 42

8 Dead Men Floating Danielle Denega 46

9 Amigo Brothers Piri Thomas 50

10 The Golden Arm J. B. Stamper 58

11 Train of Death John DiConsiglio 63

12 Labels/Blueprints Sara Holbrook 70

13 LAFFF Lensey Namioka 73

14 Licked Paul Jennings 81

15 A Mouthful Paul Jennings 85

16 Lost in the Pacific Tod Olson 88

17 On the Bridge Todd Strasser 93

18 Attack of the Man-Eaters Lauren Tarshis 99

19 Ain't I a Woman? Sojourner Truth 104

20 How Slavery Really Ended in America Adam Goodheart 106

21 It Came From the Swamp! N. B. Grace 111

22 The Cesspool Allan Zullo 115

23 The Olympian Chronicles (adapted from Mythlopedio) 123

24 The Totally Sad Story of Romeo & Juliet Jack Silbert 128

25 The Freedom Writers Diary #16 (The Freedom Writers with Erin Gruwell) 132

26 The Escape J. B. Stamper 135

27 Us and Them David Sedaris 141

28 Soup's New Shoes Robert Newton Peck 145

29 In My Closet, on the Top Shelf, There Is a Silver Box Kwame Alexander 151

30 Flesh Wound! Shea Phillips 153

31 The Day of the Hunter Edward M. Holmes 158

32 The Hangman Maurice Ogden 161

33 The Sunday School Bombing/Ballad of Birmingham Dudley Randall 165

34 Bird in a Cage John Malcolm 169

35 In the Line of Fire: A Story About D-Day Tod Olson 179

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