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Troybery Read-Aloud

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We are currently doing a read-aloud of the historical fiction selection in this year's Troybery program, Ok for Now by Gary D. Schmidt. I like the fact that it's set in the summer of 1968 and therefore allows us to discuss modern history.
Completing the read-aloud is not only a great way to start class but, after we finish the book, all of my students will have taken part in the Troybery program by at least reading this selection. (My Effective Teens students are reading another Troybery book, The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen, a very moving and powerful story.)