Many students seemed to have fallen in love with The Giver at the end of 6th grade. However, some students seem to be slightly underwhelmed by Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. many students seem to be waiting for the extraordinary occurrences and lessons learned that were there in The Giver, but thus far, To Kill A Mockingbird has not quite delivered.
Last year, when the 6th grade read The Giver, it was all that they talked about. But with to Kill A Mockingbird, it’s just “another book that we’re reading.” Do the 7th grade English teachers need to pick another edge-of-your seat book? Well, some say yes and some say no. It would be good to have a more entertaining book to read, but, at the same time, To Kill a Mockingbird has many good lessons. Another 7th grader has the opinion that a more interesting and engaging book would be better.
So, does the 7th grade find another good book like The Giver, or do they keep To Kill A Mockingbird, and pull out the lessons more? It’s your call: comment below to weigh in.