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Books for Teaching Subject-Verb Agreement

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The following contains both realistic fiction and nonfiction texts surrounding various adolescent issues.

Total: 12
Status: Public
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Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Tough Stuff: Stories of Tough Times and Lessons Learned

(Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul)

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.8

Includes: Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Advice and Self-Help, Young Adult

Resources: Yes

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(Nonfiction) – This text explores a variety of obstacles faced by today's teens. Real-life teens share their thoughts on complicated issues including, peer pressure, negative self-image, violence, and suicide.

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Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul: The Real Deal: Challenges: Stories about Disses, Losses, Messes, Stresses & More

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Grade Level Equivalent: 9.2

Includes: Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Advice and Self-Help

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(Nonfiction) – This paperback touches on many issues typically encountered by teens including sibling rivalries, unexpected tragedies, divorce, and depression.

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Darkness Before Dawn

(Hazelwood High)

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 6.1

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Young Adult

Resources: Yes

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(Realistic Fiction) - In the final novel of the Hazelwood High series, the first female protagonist, Keisha, embarks on recovery following the suicide of her boyfriend Andy and the recent death of a close friend. Along the way, Keisha falls for an older man and discovers the troubles that can come with having an aggressive older mate.

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Forged by Fire

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.1

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Young Adult

Resources: Yes

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(Realistic Fiction) – In this prequel to Tears of a Tiger, Andy’s teammate, Gerald, deals with the turmoil in his life including mourning over a friend, alcoholism, and sexual assault.

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Monster

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 7.1

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Young Adult

Resources: Yes

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(Realistic Fiction) – Sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon is fighting to prove his innocence while standing trial for his role in the deadly shooting of a convenience store owner.

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Romiette and Julio

by Sharon M. Draper, illustrated by Adam Lowenbein

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 6.6

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Romance

Resources: Yes

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(Realistic Fiction) – This novel puts a modern urban spin on Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliette. The theme of "gang life" is prominent in this story centered on Julio and Romiette’s biracial relationship.

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Speak

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 7.1

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Young Adult

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(Realistic Fiction) – Readers get an in-depth look into the life of an isolated teenager struggling through her freshman year in high school.

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Survivors: True Stories About Real Kids (Read 180)

(R180 V1)

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 2.1

Includes: Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Resources: Yes

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(Nonfiction) – In this book, nine teens speak out about overcoming the worst odds including war, hate, and horrid accidents.

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Tears of a Tiger

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 6.5

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Series

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(Realistic Fiction) – In the first book of the Hazelwood High series, readers get an in-depth look at Andy, A high school basketball star who is having difficulty handling the recent death of his best friend and teammate Rob, which was caused by Andy’s drunk driving.

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The Gun

(Bluford High)

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.2

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction

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(Realistic Fiction) – After losing a fight with "the new kid in school," Tyray buys a gun in an attempt to regain his reputation.

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The Skin I'm In

Interest Level: Grades 9 - 12

Grade Level Equivalent: 9.1

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction

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(Realistic Fiction) – Maleeka struggles to rid herself of her insecurities as she endures mean-spirited teasing about the darkness of her skin and her unstylish clothing.

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Who Am I Without Him?: Short Stories about Girls and the Boys in Their Lives

Interest Level: Grades 6 - 8

Grade Level Equivalent: 5.6

Includes: Accelerated Reader Quiz, Scholastic Reading Counts! Quiz

Genre: Realistic Fiction, Short Stories

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(Realistic Fiction) – A compilation of ten short stories that explore the tribulations of teenage love.

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