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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 12:45 PM

37. Although it's a classic...

"The Man in the Iron Mask" would not be my choice for a high schooler who is not basically a reader. "Swift Family Robinson", "Robinson Crusoe", or "Tale of Two Cities" would be closer to my choices. For girls "Black Beauty" or "The Secret Garden". The thing is to find the interest and tease it with good books on that subject.
I loved reading but movie adaptations and love of horses kept my interest up.
I also think that assigning each student the opportunity to read from a list of books and do a comprehensive report would be better. Every kid thinks they are unique and don't want to be seen reading what everyone else is.

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