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I wish every LA/English/Reading teacher would read this book.
Atwell asks high school teachers to re-consider how they teach English, to think about what will make a true difference in the intellectual lives of their students.
For anyone who is considering moving toward a reading workshop program, especially in middle school, this book is like a how-to manual.
The key to teaching children and teens to read? Help them to get into the Reading Zone. Encourage them to increase their reading volume. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bruce Johnson
This book is ok. While I found Atwell's premise encouraging and appreciate her technique, I found the book to be only moderately helpful. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BookMama
LOVED this book. It was especially helpful as a home school mom of a middle school student. It really helped put things in perspective and prioritize how we will be approaching... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Emily
This was probably one of the easiest books I've read in a long time on reading workshops; Atwell's writing style is truly enthusiatic all the way through, and you can't help but... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Deana Ahlers
I purchased these for a teacher in my school district as requested. She has been very happy with them so far.Published 6 months ago by Kim Lehner
I read In the Middle years ago and was hoping for some more info on mini-lessons. I would love to see a full list of all the mini-lessons she presents. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amy Conrey
Required reading for reading teachers, parents, librarians, and anyone interested in fostering literacy from the earliest possible age. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Only complaint: more info on how to modify some of her things (I.e letters) for elementary. I would've also liked to know where to find more on mini lessons. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Ashley K. Stucki
This book does an excellent job in assisting teachers with running a readers workshop. The anecdotal tone gives real life thoughts on student's choices and behaviors during... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Diane Osmer