Every child is reading a novel with a small group of classmates. Once they complete their novel, they work on a book report. After their book report is complete, they will receive a new novel and sometimes, new group members. All the reading for the novels are done in small group in class, and they do not need to read independently at home.
The novels that are being read right now in the class are:Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt,, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain, The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder,, Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor and M.C. Higgins the Great by Virginia Hamilton, and Eighth Grade Bites by