Middle school novels to teach

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Best Novels For Teachers To Use In Middle School Classroom (21 books)

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Eighth Grade Literature Study Lesson

Middle School Books Recommended by Teachers

As has been the tradition of the last three years, my students are ending the year with the best book of the year speech. A new twist this year is that they only get to use 15 words to describe the book in order to entice others to read it. Some of these are fine for all 7th graders, some are more mature, I am including them all so that you can make your own decision. All parents are informed of the range of books that are present in our classroom library so that students can choose something that speaks to them. Not all of these books are in my library but are books that the students have found and read independently. It was interesting to see just how many of these books I myself had read and book-talked, as well as how many have been favorites two or more years in a row.

What do you remember reading in middle school? Nowadays, it can be hard to get kids to read books because they have more distractions and demands on their time than ever. Yet research shows that reading improves content knowledge, fluency, and vocabulary. On top of all that, it provides life lessons along the way, so reading is still an essential skill to have even in our digital era. But finding engaging middle school books that students can read inside or outside of the classroom can be a challenge. Tuck Everlasting manages to talk about our mortality in a way appropriate for adolescents.

Can't find what you are looking for? Contact Us. I quickly realized that any teacher who wants students to become avid readers should stock its library full of these gems.
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By Hannah Trierweiler Hudson. Experts weigh in on the new middle school canon. Does Holden Caulfield matter any more? What do you do? Of course, our job is to help kids learn to think about books—even ones they may not like. Some of the books currently being taught felt dated when we were in school.


  1. Michel O. says:

    Want to know the best middle school books to use in your classes? and conflict in this novel in verse by master poet, Kwame Alexander.

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  3. Nabor L. says:

    7 great middle school books to read (that teachers love, too!)

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    36 thoughts on “The Best Books for Middle School According to My Students – 2017”

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