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I have used Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Finding Fish by Antwone Fisher
A Hope in the Unseen by Ron Suskind


On 2/28/07 2:55 PM, "Jan Rog" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> When I worked with a Psychology Teacher in linking an ESL class we
> worked on The Lottery Rose which did a good job of showing the
> progressive physical and psychological needs, actions, and reactions.
> It also highly engaged the students.
> 
>>>> "K. Leigh Hamm Forell" <[log in to unmask]> 2/28/2007 3:50 pm
>>>> 
> I have used Richard Wright's Native Son in my reading class.  I have
> found
> it to be a very good discussion piece, complex on many levels, and
> appropriate for adults.
> 
> K. Leigh Hamm Forell
> ACC
> Student Recruitment Manager
> 610.2 HBC
> 512.223.7695
>  
>  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Open Forum for Learning Assistance Professionals
> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ann Marshall
> Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:10 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: suggestions for novels
> 
> Dear Listers,
> 
> A colleague of mine is looking for a novel to use with college
> developmental reading students.  She used _The Power of One_ this
> semester, but finds that it is a bit too long for her purposes.  She
> has 
> incorporated the reading into her class time, with the instructor
> reading part out loud and the students completing the assigned reading
> 
> silently before responding in a reading journal.  She wants to continue
> 
> the activity, but is looking for suggestions of contemporary books that
> 
> will appeal to students and have the same literary value, but that are
> 
> shorter or a 'quicker' read.  Do any of you have some suggestions of
> material that is appropriate for college level students?
> 
> I know she will appreciate any ideas.  You may respond to the list or
> to 
> me directly.
> 
> Thanks!
>        Ann
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