Teachers have so many choices and decisions to make, but one that can be really fun is choosing a novel to read with your class. Choosing a class novel can also be a little overwhelming because there are so many good ones. In my latest guest post for Hojo’s Teaching Adventures, I talked about some ideas for narrowing down your choices and picking a good one that is sure to appeal to your kids on the upper elementary and middle grades.
Certain types of characters are great finds for this age range, and so are certain themes. And there’s also the matter of simply what the kids in your class like to read about. For some ideas that might help you make your choice, check out “Choosing Classroom Novels for Upper Elementary and Middle School Students.” There’s also a link to a nice FREEBIE there, a story elements poster set.
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