Sunday, October 7, 2007

Great Stories...Fast!

We have a small time frame to encourage a joy in reading with our students.

If you are looking for something that appeals to many interests with the goal of helping students develop a love of reading on their own, consider using the Fastback and Double Fastback Series.

These "high-interest novels build a strong knowledge base while encouraging independent reading practice" for "reading levels of grades 4-5 and interest levels of grades 6-12." (Pearson)

The genres include: Romance, Mystery, Sports, Spy, Horror, and S.O.S. (Strange Occurrence Squad).

You can ask for the Fastback Series at your local literacy agency, or you can borrow them through your local library. If your public library doesn't have them, request them through interlibrary loan.