In August, fingers crossed, I will begin a teacher certification degree that will someday allow me to teach middle school English and Language Arts. So what have I begun doing to prepare for this degree program?
I’m making a reading list, of course.
Goodreads has a Top 100 Middle School Reads list, most of which I’ve read and loved. I’ve reread The Giver a time or two, and I still remember getting teary-eyed at the end of Tuck Everlasting, then reading it again years later. A Wrinkle in Time is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary of publication this year and I bought myself a new copy to celebrate, because I gave mine away years ago. And, of course, Bridge to Terebithia is on the list, another one of those great heartbreakers that I will never forget and always love.
So, dear readers, what books won your heart as a middle school student? Which titles are unforgettable? And, just for fun, which ones do you hope you never have to read again?
until next Thursday,
Katie (unwritten, untitled)
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