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A PUBLICATION OF THE FLORIDA READING ASSOCIATION

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Volume 40, No. 4, June 2004

Table of Contents

 Articles

Reading Alouds Rule! How Gests Reading Aloud Affect What One Classroom's Students Read for Fun
Danny Brassell
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The study indicated that increased book access in classroom libraries and read alouds by adults increased student interest and motivation in reading. Offering free books as incentives attracted numerous guest readers, and what guest readers read greatly affected the types of books students wanted to check out.

Beyond Balance: A Connected Literacy Learning Approach for Students with Learning Disabilities
Linda Houck-Ray and Charleen Olliff
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The change to a balanced approach alone may not be sufficient to support LD Student in becoming fluent, successful readers. They require explicit modeling and instruction in the connections between and among the various components of the literacy process.

      

 Features and Information

 Editor of The Florida Reading Quarterly ....................................................................... 4

Announcement: Vice-President Elect of the Florida Reading Association .................. 5

Presidentís Message ..................................................................................................... 6

Feature: Poetry Break!
Ken Waldman
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Feature: Poetry Break!
Ken Nesbitt ...............................................................................................................
19

Feature: Hot Topics
High Stakes Testing and Low Graduation Rates
Laurel Stanley
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2004 FRA Annual Conference Registration Form ........................................................ 21

Florida Reading Association Awards ............................................................................. 25

Feature: Raising Our Voices
Interview with Jonathan Kozol: Hold'en Fast to the Dream of Equal Education

Nile Stanley
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Feature: Technology Talk
Online Picture Books - Reading Resources for all ages and Classes
Terence W. Cavanaugh
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Index for The Florida Reading Quarterly, Volume 40 (2003-2004) ................................. 36

Directory of Publishers............................................................................................... 37

FRA Board of Directors, Staff, and Local Council Presidents................................... 40

List of Honor Councils................................................................................................ 41

IRA Application Form................................................................................................. 42

FRA Application Form................................................................................................ 43