This is a list of novels that I would pair together for teaching reading. Novel-pairing can be a very effective teaching tool because learners can read the books in a mindset of comparing and contrasting them.
This is a sample assignment based on Lois Lowry's book The Giver.
This is a sample lesson plan based on the standards that were formerly used in Missouri. The standards are no longer exactly the same, but the content described is transferrable to the new standards in practice.