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Linda Wedwick is an assistant professor and Coordinator of the Reading Master's program at Illinois State University. She currently teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in assessment and early adolescent literacy learning. Linda is a former middle school teacher and reading specialist. She has extensively researched self-selection of books and adolescent literature.
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Grades 6 – 8 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
This lesson will be turning heads and pages as students learn how to choose appropriate books for independent reading exercises and later evaluate their choices.
Grades 3 – 6 | Professional Library | Book
Empower students through choice and independence using the BOOKMATCH strategy, showing them how to select "just right" books.
Grades 3 – 6 | Professional Library | Journal
Using the instructional tool BOOKMATCH, this article provides book-selection strategies for students' independent reading.