Level F

December 16, 2012

8th Grade Level F Reading Novel Unit

The Level F 8th grade reading students are taking a break from their "Read for Real" curriculum to apply the strategies they learned during the first three units to a novel of their choice.  Students were given the chance to pick one of four books to read as a class.  The books that were chosen to be read were "I am Number Four," "The Hunger Games," "Divergent," and "The Maze Runner."  All of the books are excellent reads with sequels, so if the student finds an interest in the book they are reading, they have another book or two they can read.  The purpose of the Novel Unit was to spark an interest in high interest books with students.  All of these books are around 400 pages and there are a number of students who have never read a book that is as long as some of these.  Off the shelf they can look intimidating, but after reading it in a class with their teacher the students should have some confidence in themselves to try more books of this length.  In a quick poll, there are around 80%-90% of students who said that they would like to read the next book in the series.  Happy Reading!

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