More Gifts of the Magi?
June 21, 2010 2:32 PM Subscribe
My snarky teens could use some inspiration, ideally from literature. I'm a middle school teacher who works with students with various disabilities (physical, emotional, etc.) and beginning next year, we'll be doing a morning "read aloud" for the kids.
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I'm open to all suggestions for stories that can be read aloud in less than 10 minutes, but ideally I would love to have more inspirational tales of people who used their inner resources to overcome obstacles, people who helped others. In general, I'm looking for stories that celebrate the best in people and will offer some daily affirmation (but nothing cheesy, religious or even "chicken Soup for the Soul"-ish.
I'm also open to ANY suggestion of literature that you think will hold their attention (keep in mind...these are snarky teens but they're good kids).