Academic journal article New England Reading Association Journal

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Academic journal article New England Reading Association Journal

Editor's Page

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Dear Reader,

Welcome to the new millennium. May your lives and careers prosper during this signal year. We at the Journal are happy to bring you fresh and exciting concepts, insights and innovations generated by our authors and columnists.

Many of us have used High/Low books (high interest and low readability) in our classrooms to motivate reluctant readers and to introduce disabled readers to material that is beyond their instructional level. I recall using a "watered down" version of Silas Marner when I began teaching over thirty years ago. I often wondered who edited the text. Get ready to meet an abridger! Bob Blaisdell's article Cutting Up the Classics is an insider's perspective on the art and craft of abridging classic books. This is a fascinating narrative of one writer's personal journey rewriting masterpieces.

Margo Wood's Reaction Papers and Breakthroughs provides a rare view of how a graduate school professor interacts with her students in both a personal and professional manner. Through the use of reaction papers and dialogue, students reach beyond the standard fare of required courses to develop ideas that are exciting and practical for classroom use.

Julie Orton's article Phonemic Awareness and Inventive Writing is an excellent segue into our first column, Review of Professional Books by Judith Hillman. …

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