One of the MOST important and time-consuming aspects of teaching reading at the secondary level is, well, all that READING! Most of you already know that I’m not a cover-the-entire-anthology kinda girl – so just how do I select the best literature and short stories to teach the dozens of concepts I’ve got to cover?
If I had time, I’d buy dozens of giant anthologies and read them all front to back, sticky-noting those pages all-up! But.. ain’t nobody got time for that!
So, here’s what I do…
I go on Amazon and search for “literature anthology audio CD” or the like. I look for all kinds of textbooks that are close to the grade I teach – since I teach 6th, I’ll buy anything for 5th-8th grades. Here are the most recent ones I’ve ordered: