Table of Contents


  1. The View in the Rearview Mirror
  2. New Understanding—Same Challenges
  3. Creating a Literate Environment
  4. Meeting the Students Where They Are
  5. Voices Within and Without
  6. The World Is Our Textbook
  7. Supporting Real Choices
  8. Going Around the Edges
  9. "It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times . . ."
  10. "That One Wonder of a Child . . ."
  11. Living a Meaningful Life


A. Research Methodology
B. Surveys
C. Assessment: Samples of Assessment/Evaluation Prompts
D. Students as Researchers: Student-Generated Reading Interview Survey