This article is intended to describe the rationale and process of creating and effectively using classroom libraries in middle- and high-school English Language Arts classrooms. The authors connect theory to practice, using research to guide decisions about book selection and teacher professional development that takes into account the unique affordances and constraints of using classroom libraries at the secondary level. Additionally, the authors include considerations for the current reality of remote, virtual, and blended learning scenarios.
Williams, Jenelle and Kortlandt, Megan
"Big Kids Need Books Too: Lessons Learned From Building Classroom Libraries at the Secondary Level,"
Michigan Reading Journal: Vol. 53:
2, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholarworks.gvsu.edu/mrj/vol53/iss2/11
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