I actually teach middle and high schoolers, but I have the third grade reading group. So, I teach middle and high schoolers in third grade reading, basically, except its adapted for their interests and more intensive, etc. I'm lost with novels. What are you starting the year with? My students are very immature because of their disabilities and teenage themes are lost on them. DO you think Because of Winn Dixie is too hard to start the year with? Any other ideas?