grade - read aloud one book or novel. When a new book starts you can post a "movie poster" (can be drawn too) to get students excited to see the "movie in their minds" - students can even get tickets for it and such. Make reading fun!
This juvenile tale about seven kids at Snow Hill School, their new teacher Mr. Terupt (who makes the classroom a fun place) and the snowy winter day when an accident changed everything-and everyone is now available as an audio book.
August Pullman's facial differences have prevented him from going to normal schools, but now he is starting grade at Beecher Prep and desperately wants to fit in. I would recommend this to any preteen/teen who has ever felt alienated.
Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan,
Top Ten Schneider Award Favorites of the 2014 Schneider Award Jury by Peg Glisson
Rules by Cynthia Lord (Grades 4 & up). Frustrated at life with an autistic brother, twelve-year-old Catherine longs for a normal existence but her world is further complicated by a friendship with an young paraplegic.
6 Books Written for Kids that Teachers Should Read (and then use for Read Aloud or Literature Circles) (Clutter-Free Classroom)
Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper:Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.
I know you're looking for new, engaging middle grade books for children ages 9 - Because I am, too. I've been reading all the newly published middle grade chapter books and found some gems to recommend to your kids.
Why Independent Reading is so Important - A Book Review
Fishpond Australia, The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Jeff Anderson (Foreword ) Donalyn Miller. Buy Books online: The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child, ISBN Jeff Anderson (Foreword by) Donalyn Miller