I am hoping you can help me. What grade do you use The Glass Castle with? I was hoping to incorporate this novel into my 9th grade curriculum, but the principal said no. I have a chance to defend my choice, so any feedback regarding student reaction/ engagement would be helpful.
Hi Asa, I actually had the novel approved when the department sent a mast list to the the principal. I do not think he read it because later on when it became an issue with one teacher, he permitted me to keep readingit in class but made me send permission slips home. I read it with advanced sophomores. Not sure that I would read the novel with non advanced studets or upper classmen...simply because of the maturity leverl. However, most of my studetns said it was the best book they ever had to read ans some even said that it was one of the best they ever read. Almost all of the students thought it sent it great message and said it made them appriciate things more...hope that helped!