Voices from the Middle Podcast, Vol. 25, Episode 5

In this episode, teacher panelists Beth Shaum, Gage Jeter, and Amy Fleming speak with Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O’Dell, authors of the article, "How to Think, Talk, and Write Your Way into Better Teaching," which appears in the December issue of Voices from the Middle. They discuss how teachers can make the shift to writing beside their students, how they encourage different modes of thinking in student journals, how to celebrate and capitalize on students’ writing strengths, and so much more. In this segment of Voices from the Bookshelf, Katherine Sokolowski’s seventh-grade boys at Monticello Middle School in Monticello, IL, talk about the books they are currently reading, their favorite books they’ve read this year, and what books they can’t wait to read next.

Book List
Titans Curse—Rick Riordan
Standoff—Andrew Smith
Miles Morales: Spider-Man—Jason Reynolds
Love that Dog—Sharon Creech
Crossover—Kwame Alexander
War Horse—Michael Morpurgo
All American Boys—Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Winger—Andrew Smith
Amulet SeriesKazu Kibuishi
Wonder—RJ Palacio
Solo—Kwame Alexander
Long Way Down—Jason Reynolds
Rebound—Kwame Alexander