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Monster by Walter Dean Myers
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Jan 19, 09

bookshelves: african-american-literature
Read in January, 2009

I loved this book. The cover grabbed me right away. I love the way the book was written. I think it is perfect for struggling readers. The text is larger than most young adult novels with larger spacing between the texts. It is written like a movie script which is less intimidating than heavy, descriptive text. I know several of my students from last year (6th graders) would respond to this book. This book made me self-reflect on how I viewed these students in my class. The end of the book was especially poignant for me when Steve had his arms outstretched to O’Brien. That hit home for me.
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message 1: by Ed (new) - rated it 5 stars

Ed I'd say you are right on the mark. I just read this with my 6-7th reading improvement group. They loved playing different parts. I had one student who read Briggs as a true cross-examining attorney. We will finish tomorrow and I am very curious to hear how they answer the question of why O''Brian turned away.

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