7th Grade English Reading Book Help!

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  1. Sarkfollower

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    I am switching careers next year (from marketing to teaching) and I am beginning to plan my year! I have been reading several young adult books and trying to figure out what to teach. I want to have a few books to read aloud to the class a little each day and I am having a hard time finding the perfect book! I really liked The Giver by L. Lowery but it may be a bit too "over the top" since it touches on issues like euthanasia. I am not so sure how that would go over with the parents! I do want a thought provoking book that is maybe a bit suspenseful and a fun read... any suggestions?

    Also... any thoughts on how to teach vocab that makes it fun and interesting for the kids? I was thinking of doing a "word of the day."
     
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    My aide this year has read to my fifth to eighth graders this year: The Giver, Holes, Huck Finn, and two others that I can not remember right now.
     
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    How did The Giver go over?? I am a little nervous about using that book.
     
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    I'm going to close this thread because you have two threads going on the same question.
     
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