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This week’s theme is Back To School Freebie — I decided to go with top ten books that would be on my classroom shelf if I were a teacher……
- The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.
Other than the obvious epic adventure’s and fairy tale retelling’s, this book also has a lot to say about segregation and prejudices of lower class society. If I had a book like this to read in school homework would have been done in advance!
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
Again obvious, Nazis Germany. I also like that it promotes creativity and bravery. Let’s not forget survival. After everything that Liesel endured she trudged on, if only to tell her story.
- This Is Where It Ends by Nijkamp Marieke.
I know what you’re thinking, “Dark much? Trying to scare the children into being home schooled are you?” Why yes, yes I am. I’m kidding. Sadly the topic of schools being gunned down is a real threat each and every day in our world. Let’s face it, drills can only go so far. This book will get inside of student’s minds. It will put them in the “what if.” Plus it makes for a wicked discussion in class don’t you think?
- World War Z by Max Brooks.
This was actually an assignment for my college English class. See? I’m preparing students for college and the Zombie Apocalypse! It’s coming people. They aren’t making movies for nothing!
- Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls.
It teaches responsibility! Plus it’s a real tear jerker. I don’t think I could read this aloud in class without crying.
- Harry Potter (all 7 books) by J.K. Rowling.
I think I could pull out a few lessons from this. Lets see…….friendship, sacrifice, family…….magic!
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
You can’t not have this in any given classroom.
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.
This is just a really good book. It has amazing world building that I think even some high schoolers would enjoy.
That’s my list! I wanted to throw in some classics but honestly if I had students I wouldn’t want to waste a single minute boring them out of their wits. I love classics! But I also remember that in high school I couldn’t appreciate them as much as I can now.
I hope everyone has had a great Tuesday! For those of you who participated in this weeks TTT I’d love to see what lists you came up with 🙂 leave a comment down below so I can check out your latest posts and show some love.