Teaching Literature in Middle School Fiction (Standards Consensus Series) by National Council of Teachers of English.

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  • Composition & Creative Writing - Fiction,
  • Elementary,
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy,
  • Literature,
  • Study and teaching (Secondary),
  • Education

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Number of Pages121
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Open LibraryOL11352360M
ISBN 100814152856
ISBN 109780814152850

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