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WHEN YOU REACH ME for Marvelous Middle Grade Monday

I used to teach a Newbery Medal winner reading unit to sixth graders. It was one of my favorites, but the students rarely shared in my enthusiasm. In fact they hated the unit. It seems books that adults choose as … Continue reading

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Word Counts and Newbery Medal Winners

I couldn’t resist one more post on word counts. Out of the five most recent Newbery Medal* winners, only one falls into the 30-40,000 word middle grade guidelines. If you take a look at these new classics, only Rebecca Stead’s … Continue reading

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