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A PUBLICATION OF THE FLORIDA READING ASSOCIATION

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Volume 44, No. 4, Summer 2008

Table of Contents

 Articles

To Read or Not to Read: Connecting Independent Reading to Direct Instruction...................................................................................... 6
KMichelle J. Kelley and Nicki Clausen-Grace
The authors exampe the ways to make independent reading time more effective.

Unlocking the Mystery: Using Content Frames and Murder Mysteries to Assist in Tenth Grade Reading Comprehension ........................................................................... 12
Jennifer P. Bailey and Sharon Duron
In this reflection piece, the authors discuss using graphic organizers and murder mysteries to motivate reluctant readers.

Is There More to Reading Than Reaching Benchmark?  ................................................................................................. 18
Connie Buskist
Dr. Buskist discuses the impact of the DIBELS assessment on teaching reading.

The Relationship Between Authors and Young Readers: A Small Miracle Happens When a Child Loves a Book.................................................................. 36
David L. Harrison
 In this article, David Harrison discusses the relationship between readers and authors.

Literacy Councils: Collaborating for School-wide Change............. 32
Tabatha D. Scharlach and Sandra L. Robinson
 Drs. Scharlach and Robinson discuss the Florida Literacy and Reading Excellence (FLaRe) Literacy Council Model and how literacy councils have impacted school change.

 Features and Information

 Editor's Note: Summer Reading ................................................ 4

Presidentís Message................................................................... 5

From the Field

Melissa Binninger ............................................................. 23

Feature: Book Review: Recommendations from the Bookworm

Linda Leonard Lamme ....................................................... 27

Interview with David L. Harrison: Bugs Inspire Playful Poetry

Nile Stanley  ......................................................................  46

Classroom Connection: What Do Struggling Male Readers Want to Read?

Lunetta Williams ...............................................................  49

Integrating the Curriculum: Integrating Musical Literacy

Jacqueline J. Batey ............................................................ 51

Poetry

Sherry Shahan  ...................................................................  53

Technology:  Book Covers with Technology Project (Sample | Template)

Terence W. Cavanaugh ....................................................... 54

IRA Application Form.................................................................... 61

Directory of Publishers................................................................... 62

FRA Board of Directors, Staff, and Local Council Presidents....... 65

List of Honor Councils.................................................................... 67

FRA Application Form.................................................................... 68