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Voices from the Middle, Vol. 12, No. 3, March 2005

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Table of Contents

Issue Theme: Remembering Louise Rosenblatt

  • Louise M. Rosenblatt: Obituary

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • EDITOR'S MESSAGE: Finding the Frustration between Fear and Frustration

    Kylene Beers, editor

    Abstract: The March 2005 issue of Voices from the Middle is a tribute to the life and work of Louise M. Rosenblatt, a pioneer in reading theory and the teaching of literature, who died on February 8, 2005, at age 100.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • Six Stones for a Mosaic: Louise and Teaching from Her Son's Perspective

    Jonathan Ratner

    Abstract: The March 2005 issue of Voices from the Middle is a tribute to the life and work of Louise M. Rosenblatt, a pioneer in reading theory and the teaching of literature, who died on February 8, 2005, at age 100. Through her groundbreaking books, Literature as Exploration (1938) and The Reader, the Text, the Poem (1978/1994), and her years as a teacher, researcher, and speaker, Dr. Rosenblatt affected the thinking and teaching of generations of teachers. These pages are filled with stories and perspectives from those who knew her and learned from her, articles from those whose work has been indelibly imprinted with the principles of her theories, and excerpts from Rosenblatt’s own writing over 70 years of publishing. There is even a poignant piece from her son, Jonathan Ratner. A selected bibliography is included to encourage deeper reading.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • In Memory of Louise Rosenblatt

    Robert Probst, Guest Coeditor

    Abstract: The March 2005 issue of Voices from the Middle is a tribute to the life and work of Louise M. Rosenblatt, a pioneer in reading theory and the teaching of literature, who died on February 8, 2005, at age 100. Through her groundbreaking books, Literature as Exploration (1938) and The Reader, the Text, the Poem (1978/1994), and her years as a teacher, researcher, and speaker, Dr. Rosenblatt affected the thinking and teaching of generations of teachers. These pages are filled with stories and perspectives from those who knew her and learned from her, articles from those whose work has been indelibly imprinted with the principles of her theories, and excerpts from Rosenblatt’s own writing over 70 years of publishing. There is even a poignant piece from her son, Jonathan Ratner. A selected bibliography is included to encourage deeper reading.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • "Retrospect" from Transactions with Literature

    Louise M. Rosenblatt

    Abstract: The March 2005 issue of Voices from the Middle is a tribute to the life and work of Louise M. Rosenblatt, a pioneer in reading theory and the teaching of literature, who died on February 8, 2005, at age 100. Through her groundbreaking books, Literature as Exploration (1938) and The Reader, the Text, the Poem (1978/1994), and her years as a teacher, researcher, and speaker, Dr. Rosenblatt affected the thinking and teaching of generations of teachers. These pages are filled with stories and perspectives from those who knew her and learned from her, articles from those whose work has been indelibly imprinted with the principles of her theories, and excerpts from Rosenblatt’s own writing over 70 years of publishing. There is even a poignant piece from her son, Jonathan Ratner. A selected bibliography is included to encourage deeper reading.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • Finally, I Feel Hope

    Harvey Daniels

    Abstract: The March 2005 issue of Voices from the Middle is a tribute to the life and work of Louise M. Rosenblatt, a pioneer in reading theory and the teaching of literature, who died on February 8, 2005, at age 100. Through her groundbreaking books, Literature as Exploration (1938) and The Reader, the Text, the Poem (1978/1994), and her years as a teacher, researcher, and speaker, Dr. Rosenblatt affected the thinking and teaching of generations of teachers. These pages are filled with stories and perspectives from those who knew her and learned from her, articles from those whose work has been indelibly imprinted with the principles of her theories, and excerpts from Rosenblatt’s own writing over 70 years of publishing. There is even a poignant piece from her son, Jonathan Ratner. A selected bibliography is included to encourage deeper reading.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • Rosenblatt the Radical

    Leila Christenbury

    Abstract: The March 2005 issue of Voices from the Middle is a tribute to the life and work of Louise M. Rosenblatt, a pioneer in reading theory and the teaching of literature, who died on February 8, 2005, at age 100. Through her groundbreaking books, Literature as Exploration (1938) and The Reader, the Text, the Poem (1978/1994), and her years as a teacher, researcher, and speaker, Dr. Rosenblatt affected the thinking and teaching of generations of teachers. These pages are filled with stories and perspectives from those who knew her and learned from her, articles from those whose work has been indelibly imprinted with the principles of her theories, and excerpts from Rosenblatt’s own writing over 70 years of publishing. There is even a poignant piece from her son, Jonathan Ratner. A selected bibliography is included to encourage deeper reading.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • From Literature as Exploration and The Reader, the Text, the Poem

    Louise M. Rosenblatt

    Abstract: The March 2005 issue of Voices from the Middle is a tribute to the life and work of Louise M. Rosenblatt, a pioneer in reading theory and the teaching of literature, who died on February 8, 2005, at age 100. Through her groundbreaking books, Literature as Exploration (1938) and The Reader, the Text, the Poem (1978/1994), and her years as a teacher, researcher, and speaker, Dr. Rosenblatt affected the thinking and teaching of generations of teachers. These pages are filled with stories and perspectives from those who knew her and learned from her, articles from those whose work has been indelibly imprinted with the principles of her theories, and excerpts from Rosenblatt’s own writing over 70 years of publishing. There is even a poignant piece from her son, Jonathan Ratner. A selected bibliography is included to encourage deeper reading.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • Voices

    Jim Burke

    Abstract: The March 2005 issue of Voices from the Middle is a tribute to the life and work of Louise M. Rosenblatt, a pioneer in reading theory and the teaching of literature, who died on February 8, 2005, at age 100. Through her groundbreaking books, Literature as Exploration (1938) and The Reader, the Text, the Poem (1978/1994), and her years as a teacher, researcher, and speaker, Dr. Rosenblatt affected the thinking and teaching of generations of teachers. These pages are filled with stories and perspectives from those who knew her and learned from her, articles from those whose work has been indelibly imprinted with the principles of her theories, and excerpts from Rosenblatt’s own writing over 70 years of publishing. There is even a poignant piece from her son, Jonathan Ratner. A selected bibliography is included to encourage deeper reading.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • Rosenblatt in the Classroom: Her Texts, Our Reading, Our Classrooms

    John O'Flahavan and Judy Wallis

    Abstract: The March 2005 issue of Voices from the Middle is a tribute to the life and work of Louise M. Rosenblatt, a pioneer in reading theory and the teaching of literature, who died on February 8, 2005, at age 100. Through her groundbreaking books, Literature as Exploration (1938) and The Reader, the Text, the Poem (1978/1994), and her years as a teacher, researcher, and speaker, Dr. Rosenblatt affected the thinking and teaching of generations of teachers. These pages are filled with stories and perspectives from those who knew her and learned from her, articles from those whose work has been indelibly imprinted with the principles of her theories, and excerpts from Rosenblatt’s own writing over 70 years of publishing. There is even a poignant piece from her son, Jonathan Ratner. A selected bibliography is included to encourage deeper reading.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • "Literature—S.O.S.!"

    Louise M. Rosenblatt

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • Form and Artistry: The Reading/Writing Connection

    Nancy Patterson

    Abstract: The March 2005 issue of Voices from the Middle is a tribute to the life and work of Louise M. Rosenblatt, a pioneer in reading theory and the teaching of literature, who died on February 8, 2005, at age 100. Through her groundbreaking books, Literature as Exploration (1938) and The Reader, the Text, the Poem (1978/1994), and her years as a teacher, researcher, and speaker, Dr. Rosenblatt affected the thinking and teaching of generations of teachers. These pages are filled with stories and perspectives from those who knew her and learned from her, articles from those whose work has been indelibly imprinted with the principles of her theories, and excerpts from Rosenblatt’s own writing over 70 years of publishing. There is even a poignant piece from her son, Jonathan Ratner. A selected bibliography is included to encourage deeper reading.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • The Democratic Discussion: A Dedicated Life

    Gordon M. Pradl

    Abstract: The March 2005 issue of Voices from the Middle is a tribute to the life and work of Louise M. Rosenblatt, a pioneer in reading theory and the teaching of literature, who died on February 8, 2005, at age 100. Through her groundbreaking books, Literature as Exploration (1938) and The Reader, the Text, the Poem (1978/1994), and her years as a teacher, researcher, and speaker, Dr. Rosenblatt affected the thinking and teaching of generations of teachers. These pages are filled with stories and perspectives from those who knew her and learned from her, articles from those whose work has been indelibly imprinted with the principles of her theories, and excerpts from Rosenblatt’s own writing over 70 years of publishing. There is even a poignant piece from her son, Jonathan Ratner. A selected bibliography is included to encourage deeper reading.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • From "What Facts Does This Poem Teach You?"

    Louise M. Rosenblatt

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • Readers Matter

    Tracy L. Coskie and Nancy J. Johnson

    Abstract: The March 2005 issue of Voices from the Middle is a tribute to the life and work of Louise M. Rosenblatt, a pioneer in reading theory and the teaching of literature, who died on February 8, 2005, at age 100. Through her groundbreaking books, Literature as Exploration (1938) and The Reader, the Text, the Poem (1978/1994), and her years as a teacher, researcher, and speaker, Dr. Rosenblatt affected the thinking and teaching of generations of teachers. These pages are filled with stories and perspectives from those who knew her and learned from her, articles from those whose work has been indelibly imprinted with the principles of her theories, and excerpts from Rosenblatt’s own writing over 70 years of publishing. There is even a poignant piece from her son, Jonathan Ratner. A selected bibliography is included to encourage deeper reading.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • From "The Poem as Event"

    Louise M. Rosenblatt

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • Lessons from Louise: The Person, the Theory, the Practice

    Fran Claggett

    Abstract: The March 2005 issue of Voices from the Middle is a tribute to the life and work of Louise M. Rosenblatt, a pioneer in reading theory and the teaching of literature, who died on February 8, 2005, at age 100. Through her groundbreaking books, Literature as Exploration (1938) and The Reader, the Text, the Poem (1978/1994), and her years as a teacher, researcher, and speaker, Dr. Rosenblatt affected the thinking and teaching of generations of teachers. These pages are filled with stories and perspectives from those who knew her and learned from her, articles from those whose work has been indelibly imprinted with the principles of her theories, and excerpts from Rosenblatt’s own writing over 70 years of publishing. There is even a poignant piece from her son, Jonathan Ratner. A selected bibliography is included to encourage deeper reading.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • Readers Just Want to Have Fun

    Carol Jago

    Abstract: The March 2005 issue of Voices from the Middle is a tribute to the life and work of Louise M. Rosenblatt, a pioneer in reading theory and the teaching of literature, who died on February 8, 2005, at age 100. Through her groundbreaking books, Literature as Exploration (1938) and The Reader, the Text, the Poem (1978/1994), and her years as a teacher, researcher, and speaker, Dr. Rosenblatt affected the thinking and teaching of generations of teachers. These pages are filled with stories and perspectives from those who knew her and learned from her, articles from those whose work has been indelibly imprinted with the principles of her theories, and excerpts from Rosenblatt’s own writing over 70 years of publishing. There is even a poignant piece from her son, Jonathan Ratner. A selected bibliography is included to encourage deeper reading.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • Paying Attention: The Legacy of Louise Rosenblatt

    Jeffrey D. Wilhelm

    Abstract: The March 2005 issue of Voices from the Middle is a tribute to the life and work of Louise M. Rosenblatt, a pioneer in reading theory and the teaching of literature, who died on February 8, 2005, at age 100. Through her groundbreaking books, Literature as Exploration (1938) and The Reader, the Text, the Poem (1978/1994), and her years as a teacher, researcher, and speaker, Dr. Rosenblatt affected the thinking and teaching of generations of teachers. These pages are filled with stories and perspectives from those who knew her and learned from her, articles from those whose work has been indelibly imprinted with the principles of her theories, and excerpts from Rosenblatt’s own writing over 70 years of publishing. There is even a poignant piece from her son, Jonathan Ratner. A selected bibliography is included to encourage deeper reading.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • From "Viewpoints: Transaction versus Interaction"

    Louise M. Rosenblatt

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • Scholar, Educator, Advocate: The Range and Richness of Rosenblatt

    Nicholas J. Karolides

    Abstract: The March 2005 issue of Voices from the Middle is a tribute to the life and work of Louise M. Rosenblatt, a pioneer in reading theory and the teaching of literature, who died on February 8, 2005, at age 100. Through her groundbreaking books, Literature as Exploration (1938) and The Reader, the Text, the Poem (1978/1994), and her years as a teacher, researcher, and speaker, Dr. Rosenblatt affected the thinking and teaching of generations of teachers. These pages are filled with stories and perspectives from those who knew her and learned from her, articles from those whose work has been indelibly imprinted with the principles of her theories, and excerpts from Rosenblatt’s own writing over 70 years of publishing. There is even a poignant piece from her son, Jonathan Ratner. A selected bibliography is included to encourage deeper reading.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • A Swedish and Scandinavian Perspective on Rosenblatt

    Per-Olog Erixon and Gun Malmgren

    Abstract: The March 2005 issue of Voices from the Middle is a tribute to the life and work of Louise M. Rosenblatt, a pioneer in reading theory and the teaching of literature, who died on February 8, 2005, at age 100. Through her groundbreaking books, Literature as Exploration (1938) and The Reader, the Text, the Poem (1978/1994), and her years as a teacher, researcher, and speaker, Dr. Rosenblatt affected the thinking and teaching of generations of teachers. These pages are filled with stories and perspectives from those who knew her and learned from her, articles from those whose work has been indelibly imprinted with the principles of her theories, and excerpts from Rosenblatt’s own writing over 70 years of publishing. There is even a poignant piece from her son, Jonathan Ratner. A selected bibliography is included to encourage deeper reading.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • "It's Louise."

    Leo Ruth

    Abstract: The March 2005 issue of Voices from the Middle is a tribute to the life and work of Louise M. Rosenblatt, a pioneer in reading theory and the teaching of literature, who died on February 8, 2005, at age 100. Through her groundbreaking books, Literature as Exploration (1938) and The Reader, the Text, the Poem (1978/1994), and her years as a teacher, researcher, and speaker, Dr. Rosenblatt affected the thinking and teaching of generations of teachers. These pages are filled with stories and perspectives from those who knew her and learned from her, articles from those whose work has been indelibly imprinted with the principles of her theories, and excerpts from Rosenblatt’s own writing over 70 years of publishing. There is even a poignant piece from her son, Jonathan Ratner. A selected bibliography is included to encourage deeper reading.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • Perspectives on the Written Words

    Leigh Van Horn

    Abstract: The March 2005 issue of Voices from the Middle is a tribute to the life and work of Louise M. Rosenblatt, a pioneer in reading theory and the teaching of literature, who died on February 8, 2005, at age 100. Through her groundbreaking books, Literature as Exploration (1938) and The Reader, the Text, the Poem (1978/1994), and her years as a teacher, researcher, and speaker, Dr. Rosenblatt affected the thinking and teaching of generations of teachers. These pages are filled with stories and perspectives from those who knew her and learned from her, articles from those whose work has been indelibly imprinted with the principles of her theories, and excerpts from Rosenblatt’s own writing over 70 years of publishing. There is even a poignant piece from her son, Jonathan Ratner. A selected bibliography is included to encourage deeper reading.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • A Tribute to Louise

    Edmund J. Farrell

    Abstract: The March 2005 issue of Voices from the Middle is a tribute to the life and work of Louise M. Rosenblatt, a pioneer in reading theory and the teaching of literature, who died on February 8, 2005, at age 100. Through her groundbreaking books, Literature as Exploration (1938) and The Reader, the Text, the Poem (1978/1994), and her years as a teacher, researcher, and speaker, Dr. Rosenblatt affected the thinking and teaching of generations of teachers. These pages are filled with stories and perspectives from those who knew her and learned from her, articles from those whose work has been indelibly imprinted with the principles of her theories, and excerpts from Rosenblatt’s own writing over 70 years of publishing. There is even a poignant piece from her son, Jonathan Ratner. A selected bibliography is included to encourage deeper reading.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • Louise M. Rosenblatt: A Selected Bibliography

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • Call for Manuscripts

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • Announcements

    Abstract: Abstract for this article is currently not available.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

  • Retrospect—Pictures

    Abstract: The March 2005 issue of Voices from the Middle is a tribute to the life and work of Louise M. Rosenblatt, a pioneer in reading theory and the teaching of literature, who died on February 8, 2005, at age 100. Through her groundbreaking books, Literature as Exploration (1938) and The Reader, the Text, the Poem (1978/1994), and her years as a teacher, researcher, and speaker, Dr. Rosenblatt affected the thinking and teaching of generations of teachers. These pages are filled with stories and perspectives from those who knew her and learned from her, articles from those whose work has been indelibly imprinted with the principles of her theories, and excerpts from Rosenblatt’s own writing over 70 years of publishing. There is even a poignant piece from her son, Jonathan Ratner. A selected bibliography is included to encourage deeper reading.

    Keywords: Middle, Secondary

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