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Voices from the Middle Podcast, Vol. 25, Episode 5

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 Beth Shaum, Gage Jeter, and Amy Fleming speak with Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O'Dell, authors of the article, "How to Think, Talk, and Write Your Way into Better Teaching," which appears in the December issue of Voices from the Middle. They discuss how teachers can make the shift to writing beside their students, how they encourage different modes of thinking in student journals, how to celebrate and capitalize on students' writing strengths, and so much more.
Voices from the Bookshelf returns as Katherine Sokolowski's seventh-grade boys at Monticello Middle School (Monticello, IL) talk about the books they are currently reading, favorite books they’ve read this year, and what books they can't wait to read next.

Book List
Titans Curse—Rick Riordan
Standoff—Andrew Smith
Miles Morales: Spider-Man—Jason Reynolds
Love That Dog—Sharon Creech
Crossover—Kwame Alexander
War Horse—Michael Morpurgo
All American Boys—Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely
Winger—Andrew Smith
Amulet Series—Kazu Kibuishi
Wonder—RJ Palacio
Solo—Kwame Alexander
Long Way Down—Jason Reynolds
Rebound—Kwame Alexander


Writing Supplies
Staedtler triplus fineliner pen
Leuchtturm 1917 dotted notebook
Pilot Precise V5 extra fine pen
Moleskine notebook
Flair pen
Mead notebook

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