Best Novels for 9th Grade Low Level English?
I have been teaching 9th grade for a while now and have been very successful with my low level 9th graders, but for the last year or so, I have noticed that I am getting more and more reluctant readers. I presently use "Of Mice and Men" as our novel of study and usually one other (we have used: "The House on Mango Street" "Knight" and "So Yesterday") but my reluctant group just fought me the whole way. I want to improve their scores, while getting them to read and write to the text. I am interested in learning what other 9th grade English teachers around the country use to inspire reluctant readers to step up to the plate. Thank you for your wisdom. :)
- English Language Arts
- Common Core / Differentiation / Planning