Middle Web's First Days of Middle School
This Web site provides a number of links to useful information
for teachers planning their first days and weeks of school.
A to Z Teacher Stuff
The "Back to School" theme offers a number of resources
for teachers beginning a school year.
Among its huge number of resources for teachers are many getting
Search for "Back to School" to find activities and
suggestions for the beginning of the year.
Teaching is a Work of Heart
A number of resources including suggestions for back to school
days at http://teachingheart.net/backtolinks.html.
Young Adult Literature: Middle and Secondary English Language
This site is a collection of links on the World Wide Web related
to young adult literature and instruction.
This site is a booklist of winning titles, including the Alex
Awards, Best Books for Young Adults, and Quick Picks for Reluctant
Young Adult Readers, to name a few. This site is sponsored
by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA).
Professional Journals About Literature Instruction
The National Research Center on English Learning and Achievement,
State University of New York, Albany, publishes a newsletter
in the fall, winter, and spring. The newsletter addresses
a wide range of issues concerning literacy.
The National Council of Teachers of English Journals:
NCTE publishes many subscription journals, including The
English Journal, high school level, Voices From the Middle,
middle school level, and Language Arts, elementary and middle
Texts mentioned by teachers in this workshop program:
Smoky Night by Eve Bunting
"My Ol' Man" by Patricia Polacco
"Signifying Monkey" by Oscar Browne
"The Two-Headed Calf" by Laura Gilpin
Gaucho by Gloria Gonzalez
Holes by Louis Sachar