Teaching classic literature is essential in the English classroom, but sometimes, students struggle connecting to texts from different eras. Pairing modern books with classic works helps you bridge the gap between required reading that’s not always fun and fun reading that’s not always required.

Check out this list of book pairings that includes many of the books you’re already teaching this year!

Get ready to witness your students relate to the classics like never before. What are some successful book pairings you’ve used in the classroom? Sound off in the comments!