After spending all summer addicted to this discussion board, I have carefully chosen several novels to use in my guided reading groups the first several months of school. I've used several recommended links (and Google, of course) to find discussion guides and online resources, but what I'd REALLY like is to hear what some of you may have done with these books. Here's what I've got so far: A. Clements, Frindle (my first week read aloud... and today i found it in Spanish!) J. Alvarez, When Tia Lola Came to XVisitX Stay B. Coville, My Teacher is an Alien E.L. Konigsburg, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler L. Sachar, There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom E. Schlosser, Chew on This I've also got the Westing Game on my To Read list for next week since I know my school has a set of it. Are there any other great mysteries you've done that would be good for our brief unit on mysteries in September? I'd love suggestions at a variety of levels so I could try to find a different text for each group. Merci en avance!