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
“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.