This site has a discussion group on heterogenous grouping
in addition to access to Rick Wormeli's Meet Me In the Middle
with a chapter on differentiating instruction.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education
This site provides hundreds of links to information in many
areas of education. The section on Equity and Cultural Diversity
is of particular interest for viewers of this particular video.
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 list of awards and the winning titles of each,
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
The Literary Link
This site offers a search engine that is helpful in researching
information about young adult literature.
This non-profit site collects booklists, authors, reviews,
and "must reads." The young adult section of the
site features a wide variety of links and author lists.
Newbery Medal Homepage
Middle Web's Language Arts Page
Middle Web is a well-rounded resource for all middle school
educators. The Language Arts portion of the site is a carefully
selected listing of resources and links related to instruction
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:
House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
The Giver by Lois Lowry
Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick
Holes by Louis Sachar
Taking Sides by Gary Soto
Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
by Beverly Tatum
Macbeth by William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
"Passing" by Langston Hughes