If you’re looking for a great novel to use for a classroom study, The Landry News by Andrew Clements is an excellent choice. This novel is not only engaging and thought-provoking, but it also offers numerous opportunities for learning and discussion.


The Landry News is a great choice for a novel study

  • Is a compelling story: The Landry News is a story about a fifth-grade class that is transformed by a new teacher who encourages her students to think for themselves and express their opinions. The novel is filled with interesting and relatable characters, and the plot is engaging and suspenseful. Students will be drawn into the story and eager to find out what happens next.
  • Encourages critical thinking: The Landry News is a great novel for encouraging critical thinking skills in students. The story centers around the idea of free speech and the importance of expressing one’s opinions. Throughout the novel, students will be challenged to think about their own beliefs and opinions, and to consider the perspectives of others.
  • Relevant to real-world issues: The themes of The Landry News are relevant to real-world issues, such as free speech, censorship, and the role of the media. The novel provides a great opportunity for students to learn about these topics and discuss them in a safe and respectful environment.
  • Appropriate for a wide range of ages and reading levels: The Landry News is appropriate for a wide range of ages and reading levels, making it a great choice for classroom study. The novel is written at a fourth- to sixth-grade reading level, but it contains themes and ideas that will appeal to older students as well.
  • A great example of the power of journalism: The Landry News highlights the power of journalism and the importance of a free press. The novel shows how a well-written article can have a profound impact on the world, and it encourages students to think about the role of the media in their own lives.


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The Landry News by Andrew Clements is a great choice for a novel study. It is a compelling story that encourages critical thinking and is relevant to real-world issues. The novel is appropriate for a wide range of ages and reading levels, and it highlights the power of journalism.

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