Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Book Talks Coming Up!

Ok - my first set of "official" book talks are coming up. I'm doing four books for each grade level. I tried to find books that:
  • are at different levels
  • would appeal to both girls and boys
  • would include one non-fiction choice

So here they are:

6th Grade

  • Al Capone Does My Shirts by G. Choldenko
  • A Boy No More by H. Mazer
  • Woodsong by G. Paulson
  • Cracker by C. Kadohata

7th Grade

  • Real Time by P. Kass
  • Taking Sides by G. Soto
  • We Beat the Streets by S. Davis
  • The Red Kayak by P. Cummings

8th Grade

  • New Boy by J. Houston
  • Monster by W.D. Myers
  • Malcolm X by W.D. Myers
  • Airborn by K. Oppel

These are my tentative choices before teacher feedback. I've already started reading Al Capone Does My Shirts and Taking Sides. Both are good. I'm hoping to get some of the reluctant readers hooked before I'm done.

One of the 7th Grade teachers is pretty awesome at getting students interested in reading. She does quick (or would that be wiki?) talks from the Scholastic TRC catalog. Students practically run into the library to see if we have the books! Of course, that helps with collection development too!

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