9th grade novels/plays

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    What books are you using for 9th grade, either whole class or individual?
     
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    The 9th graders at my school are just starting Fahrenheit 451.
     
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    9th grade at my school reads The Odyssey and Romeo and Juliet. Adv. 9 also reads To Kill a Mockingbird. They do a large short story unit too.
     
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    I Am Malala, The Distance Between Us, Fallen Angels, Joy Luck Club, and Hunger Games are some of the independent reading choices I offer.
     
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    I have worked on the Odyssey with a former student and I dread doing it again. I won't be able to get into my student's curriculum until Tuesday; I just wanted to see what others have coming up. I've read most of the other titles.

    Keep 'em coming! Thanks.
     
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    We do Malala and Hunger Games in 8th grade.
     
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    Romeo and Juliet is always our 9th grade Shakespeare play.
    I taught To Kill a Mockingbird every year to every class (on-level and honors) when I taught 9th grade.
    Sometimes we did the excerpts of The Odyssey in the literature book. Sometimes not.
    My honors also did Lord of the Flies and The Hobbit. One year they did The Chocolate War.
    And we always did a big short story unit and a poetry unit as well (for both honors and on-level).
     
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    Bear in mind that the majority of my students are up to five years behind their cohort grade level when it comes to their reading skills.
     
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    [QUOTE="Upsadaisy,
    • ]What books are you using for 9th grade, either whole class or individual?[/QUOTE]
    I think the old fashioned CLASSICS are W O N D E R F U L!
    Books that our grandparents read when they were in middle school. Books like Huckleberry Finn, Anne of Green Gables, or Black Beauty (there's MANY MORE).
    Excellent literature that has stood the test of time.
     
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    [/QUOTE]
    I think the old fashioned CLASSICS are W O N D E R F U L!
    Books that our grandparents read when they were in middle school. Books like Huckleberry Finn, Anne of Green Gables, or Black Beauty (there's MANY MORE).
    Excellent literature that has stood the test of time.
    [/QUOTE]

    I don't do so well with dialect in Huck Finn ..... The other two mentioned are too easy for 9th, I'd say. I haven't been able to get into my student's online course, but I'd bet that Romeo and Juliet is the Shakespeare pick. She had a lot of classic poetry in eighth this past year. I'd bet on Robert Frost coming up.

    Has anyone used the Laurie Halse Anderson book, Speak?
     
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    I haven't used Speak, but I know one teacher who did. I recommend it a lot for independent reading though. Every kid who's read it seemed to like it though. She's a really popular author with some of my kids.

    I teach 10th at our school, and I really try to keep our reading list a little more updated. I change things every year, but my goal is always to try and get my kids reading!
     
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    I read it myself last year when I had a couple of my grade 7 girls reading it for independent reading. It's a powerful read!
     
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    Yes, I agree. They must have been pretty mature grade 7 girls. I even checked with my 8th grader's parent before she began reading it.
     
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    They were. Did check in the parents and was pleased that the moms were reading the book at the same time so that they could discuss it.
     
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    That's fantastic. And rare!
     
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