How one teacher selects books that interest his students

06/24/2013 | Guardian (London), The

Matt Grant, a special-education needs coordinator at Thornleigh Salesian College in Bolton, England, says he puts a lot of thought into the books that will engage his secondary-school students -- especially those who are reluctant readers. In this blog post, he offers several suggestions, listed by grade level, and advises teachers to highlight themes and threads and relate the stories back to real-life issues. He also suggests teachers "find a good read, with powerful content, that you like as much as the children do, and celebrate it."

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