Books for reluctant readers

For this week’s video, Teacher ventured to Victoria’s south-east to Dandenong High School.

There, the team spoke to Maria Papazoglou, Manager of the school’s Learning Resource Centre, about her favourite books for reluctant readers in a secondary school setting.

In the video, she recommends the following titles, emphasising that each can engage students in different ways.

  • Amulet, Kazu Kibuishi
  • Maximum Ride, James Patterson
  • The Stormbreaker series, Anthony Horowitz
  • Guinness Book of World Records, edited by Craig Glenday
  • Once, Morris Gleitzman
  • Punchlines, Oliver Pommervanh
  • The Big Book of Old Tom, Leigh Hobbs
  • The Fault in Our Stars, John Green.

Head to Part 2, and Part 3 of this video series for a whole new list of titles for reluctant readers to add to your school library.

What titles have you used in the past to engage reluctant readers?

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