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5 Questions to Ask When Making Whole Class Novel Selections

 

Here are 5 Questions to Ask When Making Whole Class Novel Selections. The questions can serve as a guide when selecting books to read and study in the classroom. The explanations focus on a middle grade context, but the principles easily apply to upper elementary or high school as well.

 

Question 1 | Does this novel help create an inclusive and diverse curricular experience for students?

Do you teach To Kill a Mockingbird, The Giver, Of Mice and Men, Hatchet, Holes? These books are classic middle grades novels. Many students are indeed fans of these novels and teaching them can be fun. Yet, if a year-long cur