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Hello all,

Have you found a Reading and/or Writing textbook or other resource (E.g., a website, computer program, magazine, etc.) that you particularly loved (or didn't love)?  Post a short review here!

Sharing your reviews, either positive or negative, of books or other resources will be of great help to your fellow teachers, but to make them as useful as possible, please follow a format similar to that shown below.

1.  In the subject line of your message, please put the official name of the book or resource and, if the topic is not already clear, include in parenthesis whether it is for (Reading), (Writing), or (Reading/Writing).  For example:
Subject:  Northstar, Focus on Reading and Writing-Advanced

2.  Please start your message with the bibiographic information for the book or online resource.  If it is an online resource, be sure to include the URL and the date you accessed it (since online materials change so often).  In the case of the textbook above, the citation would be:
        Miller, J. & Cohen, R. (1998). NorthStar: Focus on Reading and Writing: Advanced. White
                Plains, NY: Longman.   
        (note, it doesn't matter what style you use as long as we can find the book or resource!)

2a.  Also include, if possible, a link to the book on the publisher's website and to the book on

3.  List the following information, based on your own judgment:
  • The level of the materials (e.g., beginning, intermediate, high, etc.)
  • The age the materials are aimed at (e.g., are they appropriate for younger or older students?)
  • The cost

4.  Tell everyone why you did, or did not, like the material.

5.  Tell everyone how (if you liked the material) you would suggest using it in a class (e.g., as a main textbook, as a supplement to other materials, for a specific activity you describe, etc.).

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