1 hour ago
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Book Recommendations Wanted
My administrator told me I can order some more LC sets (six copies or so) of novels. I'm looking for high-interest titles that kids can read and discuss basically on their own. I usually have several groups of between two and six kids going at the same time, so while I'm snooping on them and having them write and trying to keep track of them, we aren't going over vocabulary and discussing these books as a whole group. It's OK if the books are slightly below middle school reading level if they hold my students' interest. We're reading more challenging things as a whole class.
Highly successful LC books recently have been The Outsiders, Zach's Lies, Claws, Freak the Mighty, and Al Capone Does my Shirts.
So, what do you recommend? What are some sure-fire winners that your kids have enjoyed?