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8 Empowering Middle Grade Novels for Kids Interested in Social Justice - The B&N Kids Blog As the United States watches a new administration take over the White House after a contentious election year, a wave of social and political activism has swept the country. For generations, young people all over the world have taken an interest in social justice and found the courage to fight for their own rights and the rights of others. Here are eight inspiring middle grade books that prove you’re never too young to stand up for what you believe in and make a difference. The Breadwinner Trilogy, by Deborah Ellis This series follows 11-year-old Parvana, who lives under Taliban rule in Afghanistan.

The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking The Question Game by Sophie Wrobel, The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking Big idea: Teaching kids to ask smart questions on their own Reciprocal Teaching Reciprocal Teaching Visual Concept Diagram Description Reciprocal teaching is a strategy used to help pupils develop a better understanding of what is presented in any given text. It encourages interactive dialogue or discussion between teacher and learners and is mostly used with pupils who have adequate reading ability.

Reading Workshop Strategies Reading Workshop is a powerful way to structure your reading class. Using this model involves encouraging your students to choose their own books as well as providing significant amounts of time for them to read independently. By allowing your students to choose their own books, you can foster a love of reading that will last a lifetime. Research shows that when children spend more time reading, they become better readers. With a little guidance and encouragement from a teacher who loves to read, students can learn to select appropriate books and discover joy in reading.

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