My students need a class set of The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.
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I teach the most amazing eighth graders! They are fun, hardworking, smart, and ready to learn! They come from a variety of ethnicities, homes, and backgrounds and they all come together to collaborate, work hard, and better our community.
I've worked hard to create a reading culture in my classroom.
Many students enter my classroom without a love for reading, but few leave in the same condition. My students enjoy First Chapter Friday, where I read the first chapter of a book to them. First Chapter Friday helps kiddos become interested in books they might not pick on their own. Students keep lists of books they want to read in their reading notebooks, and they often share book recommendations with one another. In order to continue building a community of readers, I need to keep a well-stocked classroom library.
In my district, eighth graders are required to read "To Kill a Mockingbird" and while it is an amazing book, it is just too challenging for some of my struggling readers. I'd like to offer them a book with similar themes that they'll be able to comprehend.
"The Outsiders" is also a story about people who aren't accepted in mainstream society, and although "The Outsiders" doesn't deal with racism, it does deal with judging people based on superficial traits.
I think students can learn some valuable lessons about standing up for one another and being yourself in a world that doesn't necessarily appreciate differences.
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