Bibliographical Information: Myers, Walter Dean, and Christopher Myers. Monster. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 1999. Print.

Brief Annotation: While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: 5-6

Readers who will like this: Readers who are interested in court cases and murders.

Rating/Response: 5 This book is written in a play script form and it will be a challenging but it will be a different read.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: What other types of reading articles do you read that is not a book?

Reading Strategy: Free choice (Chapter)

Rationale for Strategy: This book is great for free choice because students are not reading their typical novel but a script that can help them visualize better.

Posted by: Lisa Lor


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