Thursday, May 01, 2008

Favorite Books

My eighth graders had to do one-minute speeches about their favorite books, attempting to convince others to read them. Here were the books mentioned:

American Chillers series, by Johnathan Rand
Forbidden Doors series, by Bill Myers
The Wish List by Eoin Colfer
Go Ask Alice, by Anonymous
Artemis Fowl series, by Eoin Colfer
The Manny, by Sarah L. Thomson
Lucas, by Kevin Brooks
Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling
The Haunted (I'm not sure who wrote this)
The Contender, by Robert Lipsyte
The Outsiders, by S.E. Hinton
Ice Station, Area 7, and Contest, by Matt Reilly
The Westing Game, by Ellen Raskin
The Freedom Writers Diary, by Erin Gruwell
The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan
The Thief Lord, by Cornelia Funke
The Golden Compass, by Philip Pullman
Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
Chicken Soup for the Soul series
The Inheritance Cycle, by Christopher Paolini

2 comments:

Tricia said...

Here's a story about a book on your list. The daughter of our school principal is in the same class as my oldest son (3rd and 4th grades combined). She (the principal) wanted her daughter to read The Westing Game, but the daughter wasn't interested. So the principal volunteered to do read-aloud for the class, and read the book to them! Then she had to read it to at least 1 other 3-4 class (I'm not sure if she eventually read it to all 4 classes or not). I wonder if the daughter would have been willing to read it after hearing your student give the speech...

Tricia said...

This is a great list. I'm with the student who read Pride and Prejudice. I discovered it in middle school and still read it at the beginning of every summer. It's how I know the break is really here.