Every year that I’ve been teaching middle school, I have students who begin the school year by announcing unabashedly that they hate reading. Then I win them over by sneaking one of these bad boys into their hands. All of …
Young Adult Literature for the Secondary Classroom: 21 Titles Worth Checking Out
Out with the old and in with the new! Contemporary young adult literature has so much to offer when used in the classroom. Its topics resonate with students and its characters are relatable; students can find parts of themselves in the novels. If you are making additions to or revising the reading list for your English Language Arts course, here's 21 young adult literature titles that are worth checking out for middle school and high school students.
Novel teaching and novel study resources for any novel. This resource is filled with assignments, activities, organizers, and more. Teaching novels for secondary ELA students. Middle school novel study. High school novel study. Middle school English novel.
Novels to Know: Middle School Edition - As part of our preparation for Common Core standards our district asked the librarians to put together a list of noteworthy novels that would help meet the higher standards for text complexity and reading level. My two middle grade partners, Monique German and Kristen Hearne, and I will be putting together the list for our level.
Classic literature is considered classic for good reason; it's characters are relatable and it's themes are timeless. If you are making additions to or revising the reading list for your English Language Arts course, here's 10 classic literature titles that are still worth teaching in middle school and high school.