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Voices from the Middle Podcast, Vol. 24, episode 17

The NCTE Voices from the Middle Podcast is a radio show featuring middle level ELA teachers from across the United States, practitioner-leaders in our field, YA and middle grades authors, and other surprise guests. Some podcasts tie to specific issues of the print publication Voices from the Middle, published by the National Council of Teachers of English. Music by Lee Rosevere.

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In this episode, we center our discussion around the topic of summer reading as it relates the literacy practices of teachers who read. Our teacher panelists Gretchen Taylor, Beth Shaum, Amy Fleming, Alex Corbett, and Katherine Sokolowski  joined us and helped us better understand how to set and achieve reading goals during the summer. In addition, they provide us with some reading suggestions based on their students' suggestions and their own reading interests.

Here is a list of texts mentioned in this episode:

-The Handmaid's Tale-Margaret Atwood
-Everyday Editing-Jeff Anderson
-Mechanically Inclined-Jeff Anderson
-March-John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
-The Daily: New York Times Podcast
-York: The Shadow Cipher-Laura Ruby
-Bone Gap-Laura Ruby
-Disrupting Thinking-Kylene Beers and Bob Probst
-The Inexplicable Logic of My Life-Benjamin Alire Sáenz
-Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe-Benjamin Alire Sáenz
-Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading-Vicki Vinton
-What Readers Really Do-Dorothy Barnhouse and Vicki Vinton
-Shark Lady: True Adventures of Eugenie Clark- Ann Mcgovern and Ruth Chew
-Swimming with Sharks: The Daring Discoveries of Eugenie Clark-Heather Lang
-Funny Girl-Funniest. Stories. Ever-Betsy Bird
-Unshakeable: 20 Ways to Enjoy Teaching Every Day ... No Matter What-Angela Watson
-The Giver/Gathering Blue/The Messenger/Son aka The GiverQuartet-Lois Lowry
-Ashes-Laurie Halse Anderson
-Brilliant Imperfection:Grappling with Cure-Eli Clare
-El Deafo-Cece Bell
-The Smell of Other People's Houses-Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock
-Orphan Island-Laurel Snyder
-Two Naomis-Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich and Audrey Vernick

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