The majority of my seventh and eighth graders read below grade level. A major part of my strategy to help increase their reading levels is to spark the internal motivation to read. In order to do this, my students need access to page-turners that excite them and ignite their imaginations.
I am lucky to teach 120 curious, creative, and energetic middle schoolers.
Most of my students are English Language Learners and reside in a high-poverty area. Despite the odds that are stacked against them, my students come to school excited to learn each day.
Every single book I have put on my book list has inspired reluctant readers in my classes over the years. Many of my reluctant readers who became regular readers after getting hooked by one of these books have grown multiple grade levels in one year. I want my classroom library stocked with multiple copies of books with this kind of power, especially since our school doesn't have a school library.
The thought of sending my middle schoolers to high school reading below grade level scares me.
If they aren't reading at or above their grade level when they reach high school, they won't be successful and their chances of dropping out will increase. I want my students to dominate high school, succeed in college, and then go on to receive opportunities that will help them beat the odds stacked against them. These high-interest books have the power to turn my reluctant readers into readers.Read More
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever • AKJ Books||$10.32||8||$82.56|
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid (HC) • AKJ Books||$10.32||4||$41.28|
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid - The Ugly Truth • AKJ Books||$10.32||4||$41.28|
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of Books (1-5) [Paperback] • AKJ Books||$51.80||3||$155.40|
|The Strange Case of Origami Yoda Tom Angleberger • AKJ Books||$9.58||4||$38.32|
|A Child Called It: One Child''s Courage to Survive • AKJ Books||$8.84||6||$53.04|
|The Demonata Boxed Set #1 (Demonata Series), Vol. 1 Darren S • AKJ Books||$19.97||2||$39.94|
|Ricky Ricotta''s Giant Robot vs. the Voodoo Vultures from Ven • AKJ Books||$3.69||1||$3.69|
|We Beat the Street • AKJ Books||$5.91||10||$59.10|
|Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life Rachel Renee • AKJ Books||$9.61||3||$28.83|
|Chicken Soup for the Teen''s Soul: Making Sense of the Drama • AKJ Books||$11.06||3||$33.18|
|Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love & Friendship Jack • AKJ Books||$11.06||3||$33.18|
|My Bloody Life: The Making of a Latin King • AKJ Books||$15.26||5||$76.30|
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