I plan to expose my students to this novel in a variety of ways, including reading to them, reading individually and in small groups, and of course, listening to the audiobook. I may also get some students to read aloud in front of the class, as there are only 8 students, so there will not be too much pressure, but I will not force any students to do so if they do not feel comfortable. I recognize that some of my students may prefer certain modes of reading more than others, but I think that it is good to teach students that a text can be viewed in so many different ways. For students that maybe have a difficult time paying attention or grasping what is happening when they are just listening to the audiobook, I find that following along in the book to be quite helpful. I finished the last few chapters both listening and following along in the physical text, which I really enjoyed as well.
For some reason, I felt that I was cheating by listening to the audiobook instead of reading the physical text, and it took me awhile to accept that I was doing was perfectly acceptable. I think that I am so used to only being given the option to read a book the way it is originally supposed to be read, that it was surprising to me that there are (many) other ways to experience a text. I think that it is important for students to know that they can experience a text however they would like to and should never feel guilty about their reading preferences, which is why I will try my best to use all of the language arts strands with all of my future students when studying texts.