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Hi. I'mlooking for novels to go with the themes units in our Lit book

7th grade - identity and Independence
8th grade - coming of age

i have a mix of ability levels as always, but probably a good number of low reading levels...

I was thinking of Maniac Magee for 7th, The Outsiders for 8th. Any other ideas?


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Stargirl is a wonderful book about identity, and independence. It's also a great coming of age story!
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Hunger Games
Freak the Mighty
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Avi's Nothing but the Truth is perfect for middle schoolers. I've read it with both sped and reg class students and they all recieved valuable lessons from it.

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Nothing but the Truth, by Avi


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I'm doing Freak the Mighty in 7th grade. I'm tying it into the King Arthur unit from our Lit. books because of the many references in the book.
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The House on Mango Street (although some sensitive topics) and the The Contender will both work with either theme. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn for higher level students.
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Thanks to everyone!
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Great suggestions! Keep 'em coming!
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I think that this age level would love The Pigman.
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I use Maniac Magee for 7th grade-after every chapter we use a graphic organizer to explain the plot, setting so on... Also, I have questions for every chapter.


8th- I use The Outsiders, Tom Sawyer, and To Kill A Mockingbird


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My 9th graders read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.
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