Connecting with tween readers — an online course offered by the Association for Library Service to Children in the US and taught by Edward Sullivan
Effective literacy practice in years 5-8 — a Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI) guide
Reading programmes in Year 7-8 primary classes that support effective literacy practices: what is happening and where to next? (pdf, 199KB) — paper by Faye Parkhill and others from Canterbury University presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference in Edinburgh in 2008
Supporting young adolescent students in reading (pdf, 1.27MB) — article by Jo Fletcher from Canterbury University in Literacy information and computer education journal (2013)
What happens to reading progress in New Zealand year 7-8 classes? The plateau, literacy leadership, and the remaining tail (pdf, 299KB) — research by Janinka Greenwood and others from University of Canterbury for Cognition Education Trust (2013)
Appleyard, J.A. (1991). Becoming a reader: The experience of fiction from childhood to adulthood. Cambridge University Press.
Byrne, B. (2008). Theories of Learning to Read. In M. Snowling & C. Hulme, The Science of Reading: A Handbook. Blackwell Publishing.
Snowling The Science of Reading: A Handbook. (2008). Chapter 6 Theories of Learning to Read. Blackwell Publishing
Clifford-Poston, Andrea. (2005).Tweens: What to expect from — and how to survive — your child’s pre-teen years. Oneworld Publications
Fletcher, J., Grimley, M., Greenwood, J. and Parkhill, F. (2012). Motivating and improving attitudes to reading in the final years of primary schooling in five New Zealand schools in Literacy, 46 (1) April 2012 pp. 3 to 16
Hattie, J. (2007). The status of reading in New Zealand schools: the upper primary plateau problem (UP). Reading Forum N.Z. 22 (3) pp. 25 to 39
Lesesne, Teri S. (2006). Naked reading: uncovering what tweens need to become lifelong readers. Stenhouse
Sainsbury, M. and Schagen, I. (2004). Attitudes to reading at ages nine and eleven in Journal of Research in Reading, 27 (4) pp 373 to 386.
Wylie, Cathy. (2011). Competent Children, Competent Learners @20. New Zealand Council for Educational Research.