Jonesboro, GA. Middle School Students Select Books to Read

According to an article in the August 30, 2009 Atlanta Journal Constitution, “New Method to Teach Literature,” teacher Lorrie McNeill encourages Jonesboro, Georgia, Clayton County School District  middle school students to their own titles to read and discuss.  This article originally was published in the N.Y. Times, with the title, “The Future of Reading A New Assignment Pick Books You Like,”  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/30/books/30reading.html . Her method called “The Reading Workshop Classroom” http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2009/08/30/weekinreview/20090830_READING_SS_index.html is featured in a slide show posted on the N.Y. Times webpage. This method will encourage teen readers to enjoy reading and become lifelong readers.  The six Clayton County Public Libraries invite all middle school students to visit the libraries’ “Young Adult” sections, which are filled with popular titles. The library staff also encourages teens to let staff know about books they think the library should add to their collections. Teens are encouraged to drop suggestions in the suggestion boxes or at public desks or to email suggestions to arcuriaj@claytonpl.org

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