recommendation of great book to read orally in middle school

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  1. dllfb

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    I have just started teaching language for the first time in middle school. I am looking for recommondations of a great novel
    that I can read orally to them. An adventure would be wonderful. Later I'd like a humourous one. No sci-fis please. A novel in which the end of each chapter is a cliffhanger would be ideal. Thanks so much in advance.
     
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    I haven't read it yet but someone on another site recommended What Happened to Cass McBride.
     
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    Yummy is a graphic novel about Robert Sandifer-the young boy who was in a gang and was on the run for murder.
     
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    Kids at my school like Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Skin I'm In.
     
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    We are doing Hunger Games as a novel study but I think it would be a great read-aloud too.
     
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    Battle of Jericho, by Sharon Draper is great too, followed by November Blues, which is followed by a third book as well.
     
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    Dread Locks by Neal Shusterman is one that always has my kids hooked from the first chapter. It's a great mix of mystery, humor, mythology. And it goes pretty fast.
     
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    I hear Diary of a Wimpy kid is great - and adults like it, too - but I personally haven't read it yet. We did Hunger Games and the kids begged me for the second and third books.

    I would also recommend How to Train Your Dragon. It is nothing like the movie. Therefore, it sets up for the class to be able to watch a movie AND for a great comparison/contrast paper and project. Mixed media to go with the Common Core, too.

    I can offer to email you the projects I had my students do with it. Let me know!
     
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    My favorite book was "Where the Red Fern Grows"
     
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    Touching Spirit Bear - great read aloud!!! An adventure that is not boring at all :)
     
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    hunger games/Train Your Dragon

    Please email me the projects. Sounds wonderful!


     
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    Great read alouds

    I am reading Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie aloud... the kids absolutely love it.
     

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