Update of an update...

Thank you all for continuing to send in your suggestions and recommendations! I have some great ideas to go on as far as novel studies. Whew....such a relief to know that I was on the right track.

Definitely going to do The Giver; it's a part of our 8th grade supplementary collection, so I take that to mean it's for the 8th graders to study.

I'm thinking I'm going to do The Lord of the Flies, and most definitely Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

If my grant will go through (you can help here: SPEAK - If 15 of you gave $10 each, my students could get a class set of this book!), I will be teaching Speak at the end of the school year.

I'm most definitely teaching The Hunger Games - got a class sest through Donors Choose (the same organization I went through for my Speak "grant.") I'd love to get more of this novel....at least 2 more class sets, so my kids can actually take them home and read them. One day..... Just thrilled to have gotten the class set I asked for!! Can't wait to teach this one!!

I know I'll be teaching The Diary of Anne Frank for sure. I love teaching about the Holocaust...can't wait to dive into that with them.

I think it's going to be a good year. :) I hope I can make them as excited about all of this as I am about teaching it!

Oh....and if any of you have resources....send away!! I'd love to take a look at what you have! :)


  1. Hey Lindsey look at "Touch Spirit Bear." I use it when I teach English at our Day Treatment program in town. It is a great book and is so easy to use to teach symbolism, plot development, and character development. I think your 8th graders would love it!

  2. your enthusiasm is pretty contagious. Can I be in your class? :)

  3. I love "Many Waters"! Its one of my favorites!