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Saturday, March 16, 2013

So Many Books, So Little Time!

How can we choose the best titles to read with our classes? This week I'll be discussing seven factors in choosing novels for middle grade classrooms:
  • Common Core State Standards 1 - Measuring Text Complexity: Three Factors
  • Common Core State Standards 2 - Hints in the Standards
  • Newbery Award Winners
  • Balancing Genres
  • Satisfying Personal Interests
  • Instructional Value
  • Instructional Needs