Novel in an Hour

Here is a list of suggested books/stories for the strategy “Novel in an Hour”

Please continue to send in YOUR ideas!

Stone Fox – John Reynolds Gardiner

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes – Eleanor Coerr

The Skirt – by Gary Soto

My Father’s Dragon – Ruth Stiles Gannett

Five-minute Mysteries – Ken Weber

Chocolate Fever – Robert Kimmel Smith

Maus I: A Survivor’s Tale – Art Spiegelman ( a graphic novel, appropriate for high school)

Two Old Women: an Alaska Legend of Betrayal, Courage, and Survival – Velma Wallis

Confessions of a Former Bully – Trudy Ludwig 

Short Stories

“All Summer in a Day” – Ray Bradbury

“Three Skeleton Key” – George G. Toudouze

Poems!  (“There was an old lady who swallowed a Fly…”)

*Note:  Sometimes a book, written for children, like “My Father’s Dragon” is still appropriate for older students, just to ‘make it easy’ (in their minds) to introduce the strategy.  You can always extend the reading of children’s books to the learning experience of writing an annotated bibliography.