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Voices from the Middle Podcast, Vol. 25, Episode 2

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, teacher panelists Gretchen Taylor, Gage Jeter, and Alex Corbitt engage Linda Rief in a conversation around ways she uses her writer's-reader's notebook, how she creates opportunities for students to write for authentic audiences, how teachers can embed reflective practices that demonstrate their core beliefs around educating adolescents, and how to build a culture of peer reviewers amongst students.

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Scholastic Writing Awards

Letters about Literature

New York Times Learning Network

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

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