16 Great Books to Teach in Middle School

When it comes to teaching in middle school, selecting the right books can have a profound impact on students’ love for reading and learning. Here is a list of 16 great books that are highly recommended for teaching in middle school:

  1. “The Giver” by Lois Lowry
  2. “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton
  3. “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen
  4. “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee
  5. “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank
  6. “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins
  7. Wonder” by R.J. Palacio
  8. 8. “Bridge to Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson
  9. “Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry” by Mildred D. Taylor
  10. “The Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan
  11. 11. “The House on Mango Street” by Sandra Cisneros
  12. “The Westing Game” by Ellen Raskin
  13. “Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White
  14. “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis
  15. “The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster
  16. “The Call of the Wild” by Jack London

These books cover a wide range of genres and themes, providing opportunities for discussions on important topics like identity, friendship, social issues, and resilience. They are engaging, thought-provoking, and suitable for middle school students. Happy teaching!

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