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Old 01-21-2016, 03:56 PM
 
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I am looking for ideas for novels to use with my 10th graders. I am trying to find novels that all have same theme/subject and written from the early 1900's era. It can be (a) recently written novel(s), but needs to be set in that time era. I am searching for 2-3 novels in order to differentiate instruction in my classroom since I teach special education to students on 10th grade levels. (Another teacher teaches the 10th grade AP classes.) This is my first year teaching 10th grade English, although I have 24 years experience. I am thinking something along the lines of books written about Civil War?? plan on using literature circles.Thanks! I would appreciate any help. I thought I knew what I was going to do, but changed my mind.


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When I taught English 10, we read "Things Fall Apart" and "Fahrenheit 451" during the school year and then I had them read "Little Women" or "Frankenstein" over the summer.
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Would anywhere in the time frame from Civil War ( 1860s ) to about the 1920s do ? There's All Quiet on the Western Front, set during WWI ( 1914 - 1918 ) , and Doctor Zhivago, set during the Russian Revolution ( ~1917. ) I haven't read either one myself, though, so I can't say with certainty that they are school-appropriate. And, of course, there is always Gatsby.
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Red Badge of Courage

Not a novel, but Our Town is set in the early 1900s. However, it is a CCSS text exemplar for 11-12 grade so you would want to make sure it's not being used by the junior and senior teachers.
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You could do an interesting compare/contrast with Great Gatsby and Of Mice and Men. Not necessarily Civil War, but early 1900s. Great Gatsby is a story of wealth and opulence, and Of Mice and Men takes place shortly after in the heart of the Dust Bowl and Depression.


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You might look at Cold Sassy Tree as well as Witness (Hesse). Both deal with changing attitudes about desegregation - the first in the south and the latter in the north. Witness is a novel but written almost like a play and kids really get into reading it aloud.
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