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Guidelines

12th Grade Haven Suggested Reading

Narrative: Students in grades 6-12 are expected to read no fewer than four (4) full-length works of literature each year. Three (3) of the core titles must by read with accompanying instruction (i.e., through whole and small group instruction or through literature circles) targeting the state assessed indicators in reading. Additional works may be assigned as independent reading.

In order to avoid having the teaching of titles duplicated at different grade levels, the titles on these grade level lists will be the exclusive domain of the assigned grade level. The only exception to this rule is the "trade-up" policy. In a given year, teachers may use a literature title from the immediately preceding grade level as long as the teacher has discussed the decision to do so with his/her colleagues and has surveyed students to ensure that they have not read the title the previous year.

Expository, Persuasive, and Technical: Students in grades 6-12 are expected to read a variety of each of these

three text types throughout the school year. Texts must by read with accompanying instruction (i.e., through direct whole and small group instruction) targeting the state assesssed indicators. It is recommended that reading each text type be connected with writing instruction in the same mode/text type. The articles and internet resources listed below are only a starting point. Teachers are encouraged to locate essays and articles that support the topics and themes taught in full-length core works.

NARRATIVE

Core Novels The Catcher in the Rye A Room of One's Own Pygmalion Beowulf Canterbury Tales The Siren of Titans A Room of One's Own Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Arthurian Legend Grendel Pride and Prejudice The Kite Runner Brave New World Core Plays MacBeth As You Like It Antigone Internet Book Lists & Resources

ATN Reading Lists -- over 1300 lists created by librarians targeted to grade levels, read alouds, themes, genres, authors, etc.- A GREAT RESOURCE: http://atn-reading-lists.wikispaces.com/ ALA (American Library Association) Young Adult Booklists and Awards: http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklistsbook.htm TeenSpace (Internet Public Library for Teens): http://www.ipl.org/div/teen/

Beowulf-The Graphic Novel: http://content.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=11733&printable=true

Ultimate Teen Reading List from TeenReads: http://www.teenreads.com/features/2006-reading-list.asp#list

12th Grade - Page 1

EXPOSITORY

On Happiness - essay Habits and Will - essay Crito - essay On Liberty - essay Conscience - essay Of the Limits of Government - essay Why Great Revolutions Become Rare - essay NY Times Upfront Feature Article Archive: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/features/index.asp?article=pastfeatures Newsweek Education Program: http://www.newsweekeducation.com/index.php Kids Health/Teens: http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/ Mental Floss: http://www.mentalfloss.com/magazine/issues/ Healthy Eating Guide for Teens: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/take_charge.htm College Planning Resources for Teens: http://www.quintcareers.com/teen_college.html National Geographic Magazine archives: http://www7.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/archives.html

PERSUASIVE

Eric Schlosser. Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal Editorials/Opinions from NY Times Upfront: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/opinion/index.asp?article=pastopinions Debate Archive (Pros & Cons of Issues) from NY Times Upfront: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/debate/index.asp?article=pastdebates YES Magazine (various persuasive topics & 1 year free subscription onlline): http://www.yesmagazine.org/article_list.asp?Type=2&ID=0

Analyzing Political Cartoons: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/learn/features/political_cartoon/index.html

Time Magazine archives: http://www.time.com/time/archive

TECHNICAL

Consumer Reports: www.consumerreports.org Teens and Their Money (Investing & Personal Finance): http://www.fool.com/teens/teens.htm About-Teens: Tips for Teens: http://www.about.com/teens/ How-To-Do-Everything: http://www.ehow.com/ Health Tips for Teens: http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/govpubs/ph323/ Jobs, Resumes, Help for Teens: http://jobsearch.about.com/od/teenstudentgrad/Job_Search_for_Teens_Students_and_College_Grads.htm Qunitessential Careers (Careers and College Resources - Applications, Tutorials, Articles): http://www.quintcareers.com/teens.html Contemporary Fiction for HS English Andromeda Strain Atonement - Ian McEwan Beloved - Toni Morrison Books by Sharon Draper Breathing Underwater- Alex Finn Cold Mountain - Charles Frasier Enders Game Finding Fish - Antwon Quentin fisher House of Spirits - Isabelle Allende In Memory of Junior (compare with As I Lay Dying) - Clyde Edgerton In the Lake of the Woods - Tim O'Brien

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Lovely Bones Contemporary Fiction for HS English (continued) Secret Life of Bees Son of the Mob - Kormen Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson The Color of Water - James McBride The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman The House of the Scorpion - Nancy Farmer The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien White Noise - Don DeLillo Winterdance - Gary Paulson By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier Drowning Ruth Enemy Women (Civil War era) Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom Joy School by Elizabeth Berg Life of Pi by Yann Martel Light on Snow by Anita Shreve Montana 1948 Seabiscuit Secret Life of Bees by Sue Kidd Snow In August Tell No One The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon The Haj by Uris. The Lady and the Unicorn; Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold The Road from Coorain by Jill ker Conway.

12th Grade - Page 3

Guidelines

11th Grade Haven Suggested Reading

Narrative: Students in grades 6-12 are expected to read no fewer than four (4) full-length works of literature each year. Three (3) of the core titles must by read with accompanying instruction (i.e., through whole and small group instruction or through literature circles) targeting the state assessed indicators in reading. Additional works may be assigned as independent reading.

In order to avoid having the teaching of titles duplicated at different grade levels, the titles on these grade level lists will be the exclusive domain of the assigned grade level. The only exception to this rule is the "trade-up" policy. In a given year, teachers may use a literature title from the immediately preceding grade level as long as the teacher has discussed the decision to do so with his/her colleagues and has surveyed students to ensure that they have not read the title the previous year.

Expository, Persuasive, and Technical: Students in grades 6-12 are expected to read a variety of each of these

three text types throughout the school year. Texts must by read with accompanying instruction (i.e., through direct whole and small group instruction) targeting the state assesssed indicators. It is recommended that reading each text type be connected with writing instruction in the same mode/text type. The articles and internet resources listed below are only a starting point. Teachers are encouraged to locate essays and articles that support the topics and themes taught in full-length core works.

NARRATIVE

Core Novels The Scarlet Letter Adventures of Huckleberry Finn The Great Gatsby The House on Mango Street Of Mice and Men After the First Death A Death in the Family No Country For Old Men House Made of Dawn The Secret Life of Bees Song of Solomon Core Plays The Glass Menagerie A Raisin in the Sun Our Town Twelve Angry Men Short Stories by American Authors Washington Irving Edgar Allen Poe Herman Melville Douglas Harte Ambrose Bierce Kate Chopin Willa Cather

11th Grade -- Page 4

Internet Book Lists and Resources

ATN Reading Lists -- over 1300 lists created by librarians targeted to grade levels, read alouds, themes, genres, authors, etc.- A GREAT RESOURCE: http://atn-reading-lists.wikispaces.com/ ALA (American Library Association) Young Adult Booklists and Awards: http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklistsbook.htm Books by Theme for MS & HS: http://www.teachersandfamilies.com/open/readtheme-sel.html TeenSpace (Internet Public Library for Teens): http://www.ipl.org/div/teen/ Ultimate Teen Reading List from TeenReads: http://www.teenreads.com/features/2006-reading-list.asp#list

EXPOSITORY Ralph Waldo Emerson - Nature and other essays Henry David Thoreau - Walden and other essays NY Times Upfront Feature Article Archive: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/features/index.asp?article=pastfeatures Newsweek Education Program: http://www.newsweekeducation.com/index.php Mental Floss: http://www.mentalfloss.com/magazine/issues/ Healthy Eating Guide for Teens: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/take_charge.htm College Planning Resources for Teens: http://www.quintcareers.com/teen_college.html National Geographic Magazine archives: http://www7.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/archives.html PERSUASIVE Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God - Jonathan Edwards Editorials/Opinions from NY Times Upfront: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/opinion/index.asp?article=pastopinions Debate Archive (Pros & Cons of Issues) from NY Times Upfront: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/debate/index.asp?article=pastdebates YES Magazine (various persuasive topics & 1 year free subscription onlline): http://www.yesmagazine.org/article_list.asp?Type=2&ID=0 Time Magazine archives: http://www.time.com/time/archive TECHNICAL Consumer Reports: www.consumerreports.org Teens and Their Money (Investing & Personal Finance): http://www.fool.com/teens/teens.htm About-Teens: Tips for Teens: http://www.about.com/teens/ How-To-Do-Everything: http://www.ehow.com/ Health Tips for Teens: http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/govpubs/ph323/ Jobs, Resumes, Help for Teens: http://jobsearch.about.com/od/teenstudentgrad/Job_Search_for_Teens_Students_and_College_Grads.htm Contemporary Fiction for HS English Andromeda Strain Atonement - Ian McEwan Beloved - Toni Morrison Books by Sharon Draper Breathing Underwater- Alex Finn Cold Mountain - Charles Frasier Enders Game Finding Fish - Antwon Quentin fisher House of Spirits - Isabelle Allende In Memory of Junior (compare with As I Lay Dying) - Clyde Edgerton In the Lake of the Woods - Tim O'Brien

11th Grade -- Page 5 Analyzing Political Cartoons: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/learn/features/political_cartoon/index.html

Contemporary Fiction for HS English (continued) Lovely Bones Secret Life of Bees Son of the Mob - Kormen Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson The Color of Water - James McBride The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman The House of the Scorpion - Nancy Farmer The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien White Noise - Don DeLillo Winterdance - Gary Paulson By the Light of the Moon by Dean Koontz Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier Drowning Ruth Enemy Women (Civil War era) Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom Joy School by Elizabeth Berg Life of Pi by Yann Martel Light on Snow by Anita Shreve Montana 1948 Seabiscuit Secret Life of Bees by Sue Kidd Snow In August Tell No One The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon The Haj by Uris. The Lady and the Unicorn; Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold The Road from Coorain by Jill ker Conway.

11th Grade -- Page 6

Guidelines

10th Grade Haven Suggested Reading

Narrative: Students in grades 6-12 are expected to read no fewer than four (4) full-length works of literature each year. Three (3) of the core titles must by read with accompanying instruction (i.e., through whole and small group instruction or through literature circles) targeting the state assessed indicators in reading. Additional works may be assigned as independent reading.

In order to avoid having the teaching of titles duplicated at different grade levels, the titles on these grade level lists will be the exclusive domain of the assigned grade level. The only exception to this rule is the "trade-up" policy. In a given year, teachers may use a literature title from the immediately preceding grade level as long as the teacher has discussed the decision to do so with his/her colleagues and has surveyed students to ensure that they have not read the title the previous year.

Expository, Persuasive, and Technical: Students in grades 6-12 are expected to read a variety of each of these

three text types throughout the school year. Texts must by read with accompanying instruction (i.e., through direct whole and small group instruction) targeting the state assesssed indicators. It is recommended that reading each text type be connected with writing instruction in the same mode/text type. The articles and internet resources listed below are only a starting point. Teachers are encouraged to locate essays and articles that support the topics and themes taught in full-length core works.

NARRATIVE Core Novels

To Kill a Mockingbird Lord of the Flies A Tale of Two Cities The Island A Separate Peace Farenheit 451 We All Fall Down I am the Cheese Hunter in the Dark Animal Farm

Core Plays

Julius Caesar Twelve Angry Men Enemy of the People

Internet Book Lists and Resources

ATN Reading Lists -- over 1300 lists created by librarians targeted to grade levels, read alouds, themes, genres, authors, etc.- A GREAT RESOURCE: http://atn-reading-lists.wikispaces.com/ ALA (American Library Association) Young Adult Booklists and Awards: http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklistsbook.htm TeenSpace (Internet Public Library for Teens): http://www.ipl.org/div/teen/ Ultimate Teen Reading List from TeenReads: http://www.teenreads.com/features/2006-reading-list.asp#list Books by Theme for MS & HS: http://www.teachersandfamilies.com/open/readtheme-sel.html

EXPOSITORY

NY Times Upfront Feature Article Archive: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/features/index.asp?article=pastfeatures Newsweek Education Program: http://www.newsweekeducation.com/index.php Time Magazine archives: http://www.time.com/time/archive

10th Grade -- Page 7

Qunitessential Careers (Careers and College Resources - Applications, Tutorials, Articles): http://www.quintcareers.com/teens.html Mental Floss: http://www.mentalfloss.com/magazine/issues/ Healthy Eating Guide for Teens: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/take_charge.htm

PERSUASIVE

Editorials/Opinions from NY Times Upfront: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/opinion/index.asp?article=pastopinions Debate Archive (Pros & Cons of Issues) from NY Times Upfront: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/debate/index.asp?article=pastdebates YES Magazine (various persuasive topics & 1 year free subscription onlline): http://www.yesmagazine.org/article_list.asp?Type=2&ID=0 A Different Point of View (article and lesson plan from Newsweek): http://www.newsweekeducation.com/online_activities/literature3.php Analyzing Political Cartoons: http://lcweb2.loc.gov/learn/features/political_cartoon/index.html National Geographic Magazine archives: http://www7.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/archives.html

TECHNICAL

Consumer Reports: www.consumerreports.org Teens and Their Money (Investing & Personal Finance): http://www.fool.com/teens/teens.htm About-Teens: Tips for Teens: http://www.about.com/teens/ How-To-Do-Everything: http://www.ehow.com/ Health Tips for Teens: http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/govpubs/ph323/

Books for 9th-10th Grade Reluctant Readers

A Child Called It A Different Kind Of Heat by Pagliarulo Aftershock by Easton Blue Bloods by De La Cruz Bluford Series Books by Townsend Press Fablehaven Forged By Fire by Draper Go Ask Alice Manga: One Piece, Death Note, Case Closed Monster by Walter Dean Myers New Moon by Stepanie Meyer Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist by Cohn And Leviathan One Of Those Horrible Books Where The Mother Dies by Sones Orca Sounds And Orca Currents Paranoid Park by Nelson Playing In Traffic by Giles Shattering Glass by Giles Skin by Vtettos Tangerine by Bloor The Rise Of The Evening Star Twilight by Stephanie Meyer Whatever Happened To Cass Mcbride? by Gail Giles

10th Grade -- Page 8

Guidelines

9th Grade Haven Suggested Reading

Narrative: Students in grades 6-12 are expected to read no fewer than four (4) full-length works of literature each year. Three (3) of the core titles must by read with accompanying instruction (i.e., through whole and small group instruction or through literature circles) targeting the state assessed indicators in reading. Additional works may be assigned as independent reading.

In order to avoid having the teaching of titles duplicated at different grade levels, the titles on these grade level lists will be the exclusive domain of the assigned grade level. The only exception to this rule is the "trade-up" policy. In a given year, teachers may use a literature title from the immediately preceding grade level as long as the teacher has discussed the decision to do so with his/her colleagues and has surveyed students to ensure that they have not read the title the previous year.

Expository, Persuasive, and Technical: Students in grades 6-12 are expected to read a variety of each of these

three text types throughout the school year. Texts must by read with accompanying instruction (i.e., through direct whole and small group instruction) targeting the state assesssed indicators. It is recommended that reading each text type be connected with writing instruction in the same mode/text type. The articles and internet resources listed below are only a starting point. Teachers are encouraged to locate essays and articles that support the topics and themes taught in full-length core works.

NARRATIVE

Core Novels The Pearl - John Steinbeck The Red Badge of Courage - Stephen Crane Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod - Gary Paulsen The Time Machine - H.G. Wells Navajo Code Talkers - Nathan Aaseng The War of the Worlds - H. G. Wells Core Plays Romeo and Juliet - Shakespeare The Crucible - Arthur Miller Internet Book Lists and Resources

ATN Reading Lists -- over 1300 lists created by librarians targeted to grade levels, read alouds, themes, genres, authors, etc.- A GREAT RESOURCE: http://atn-reading-lists.wikispaces.com/ ALA (American Library Association) Young Adult Booklists and Awards: http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklistsbook.htm TeenSpace (Internet Public Library for Teens): http://www.ipl.org/div/teen/ Ultimate Teen Reading List from TeenReads: http://www.teenreads.com/features/2006-reading-list.asp#list Books by Theme for MS & HS: http://www.teachersandfamilies.com/open/readtheme-sel.html

EXPOSITORY

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens - Covey Into Thin Air - Jon Krakauer NY Times Upfront Feature Article Archive: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/features/index.asp?article=pastfeatures Newsweek Education Program: http://www.newsweekeducation.com/index.php Kids Health/Teens: http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/ Mental Floss: http://www.mentalfloss.com/magazine/issues/ Healthy Eating Guide for Teens: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/take_charge.htm National Geographic Magazine archives: http://www7.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/archives.html

9th Grade -- Page 9

PERSUASIVE

Editorials/Opinions from NY Times Upfront: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/opinion/index.asp?article=pastopinions Debate Archive (Pros & Cons of Issues) from NY Times Upfront: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/debate/index.asp?article=pastdebates YES Magazine (various persuasive topics & 1 year free subscription onlline): http://www.yesmagazine.org/article_list.asp?Type=2&ID=0 A Different Point of View (article and lesson plan from Newsweek): http://www.newsweekeducation.com/online_activities/literature3.php Time Magazine archives: http://www.time.com/time/archive

TECHNICAL

Consumer Reports: www.consumerreports.org Teens and Their Money (Investing & Personal Finance): http://www.fool.com/teens/teens.htm About-Teens: Tips for Teens: http://www.about.com/teens/ How-To-Do-Everything: http://www.ehow.com/ Health Tips for Teens: http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/govpubs/ph323/

Books for 9th-10th Grade Reluctant Readers

A Child Called It A Different Kind Of Heat by Pagliarulo Aftershock by Easton Blue Bloods by De La Cruz Bluford Series Books by Townsend Press Fablehaven Forged By Fire by Draper Go Ask Alice Manga: One Piece, Death Note, Case Closed Monster by Walter Dean Myers New Moon by Stepanie Meyer Nick & Nora's Infinite Playlist by Cohn And Leviathan One Of Those Horrible Books Where The Mother Dies by Sones Orca Sounds And Orca Currents Paranoid Park by Nelson Playing In Traffic by Giles Shattering Glass by Giles Skin by Vtettos Tangerine by Bloor The Rise Of The Evening Star Twilight by Stephanie Meyer Whatever Happened To Cass Mcbride? by Gail Giles

9th Grade -- Page 10

Guidelines

7th Grade Haven Suggested Reading

Narrative: Students in grades 6-12 are expected to read no fewer than four (4) full-length works of literature each year. Three (3) of the core titles must by read with accompanying instruction (i.e., through whole and small group instruction or through literature circles) targeting the state assessed indicators in reading. Additional works may be assigned as independent reading.

In order to avoid having the teaching of titles duplicated at different grade levels, the titles on these grade level lists will be the exclusive domain of the assigned grade level. The only exception to this rule is the "trade-up" policy. In a given year, teachers may use a literature title from the immediately preceding grade level as long as the teacher has discussed the decision to do so with his/her colleagues and has surveyed students to ensure that they have not read the title the previous year.

Expository, Persuasive, and Technical: Students in grades 6-12 are expected to read a variety of each of these

three text types throughout the school year. Texts must by read with accompanying instruction (i.e., through direct whole and small group instruction) targeting the state assesssed indicators. It is recommended that reading each text type be connected with writing instruction in the same mode/text type. The articles and internet resources listed below are only a starting point. Teachers are encouraged to locate essays and articles that support the topics and themes taught in full-length core works.

NARRATIVE Core Novels

The Outsiders The Red Pony The Yearling The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Nothing But the Truth Dicey's Song Treasure Island Athletic Shorts The Rifle Night John The Giver The Light in the Forest Across Five Aprils

Internet Book Lists & Resources

ATN Reading Lists -- over 1300 lists created by librarians targeted to grade levels, read alouds, themes, genres, authors, etc.- A GREAT RESOURCE: http://atn-reading-lists.wikispaces.com/ ALA (American Library Association) Young Adult Booklists and Awards: http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklistsbook.htm Book-Wink Reviewed Books w/Synopses for 7th Graders: http://www.bookwink.com/02_grade_level_a7.html TeenSpace (Internet Public Library for Teens): http://www.ipl.org/div/teen/ Lexile by Theme for(SearchHS: readability level of an individual book or search for books within a Books Book Search MS & for http://www.teachersandfamilies.com/open/readtheme-sel.html readability range): http://www.lexile.com/DesktopDefault.aspx?view=fa&tabindex=3&tabid=68&tabpageid=315

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EXPOSITORY

Time for Kids magazine article archives: http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/teachers/archive/wr/archive/0,28016,,00.html Science Explorations (articles on numerous topics): http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/explorations/library.asp Junior Scholastic Magazine: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/magazines/junior/current/index.asp

Read Magazine: http://www.weeklyreader.com/teachers/read/

Severe Weather & Natural Disasters: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/severe.htm

PERSUASIVE

Endangered Species Special: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/endangered_species/ Global Warming: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/globalwarming/index.htm Time for Kids magazine article archives: http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/teachers/archive/wr/archive/0,28016,,00.html Drugs & Tobacco Use: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/headsup/index.asp National Geographic Kids Magazine archives: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngkids/archive_main.html

TECHNICAL

How Stuff Works Express (online magazine): http://express.howstuffworks.com/ About-Teens: Tips for Teens: http://www.about.com/teens/ How-To-Do-Everything: http://www.ehow.com/ Health Tips for Teens: http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/govpubs/ph323/

Favorite 7th Grade Read-Alouds

A Long Way from Chicago by Peck A Year with Butch and Spike by Gail Gauthier Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix Because of Winn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo Bud not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis Daniel Pinkwater kid's books Earthquake Terror by Peg Kehret Girl who Owned the City by O. T. Nelson Guts by Gary Paulsen Holes by Louis Sachar Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key by Jack Gantos Maurice's Room by Paula Fox No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster Sammy Keyes mysteries by Wendelin Van Draanen Skinnybones by Barbara Parks Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett The Chicken Doesn't Skate by Korman The Graduation of Jake Moon by Parks The Great Turkey Walk by Kathleen Karr The Shrinking of Treehorn by Heide The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause Watsons go to Birmingham by Curtis

7th Grade - Page 12

Guidelines

8th Grade Haven Suggested Reading

Narrative: Students in grades 6-12 are expected to read no fewer than four (4) full-length works of literature each year. Three (3) of the core titles must by read with accompanying instruction (i.e., through whole and small group instruction or through literature circles) targeting the state assessed indicators in reading. Additional works may be assigned as independent reading.

In order to avoid having the teaching of titles duplicated at different grade levels, the titles on these grade level lists will be the exclusive domain of the assigned grade level. The only exception to this rule is the "trade-up" policy. In a given year, teachers may use a literature title from the immediately preceding grade level as long as the teacher has discussed the decision to do so with his/her colleagues and has surveyed students to ensure that they have not read the title the previous year.

Expository, Persuasive, and Technical: Students in grades 6-12 are expected to read a variety of each of these

three text types throughout the school year. Texts must by read with accompanying instruction (i.e., through direct whole and small group instruction) targeting the state assesssed indicators. It is recommended that reading each text type be connected with writing instruction in the same mode/text type. The articles and internet resources listed below are only a starting point. Teachers are encouraged to locate essays and articles that support the topics and themes taught in full-length core works.

NARRATIVE

Core Novels Diary of Anne Frank Parallel Journeys The Call of the Wild Across Five Aprils The Hobbit Out of the Dust Flowers for Algernon Seed Folks White Fang Code Talkers Summer of My German Soldier Free at Last Troubling a Star Night Internet Book Lists & Resources

ATN Reading Lists -- over 1300 lists created by librarians targeted to grade levels, read alouds, themes, genres, authors, etc.- A GREAT RESOURCE: http://atn-reading-lists.wikispaces.com/ ALA (American Library Association) Young Adult Booklists and Awards: http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklistsbook.htm TeenSpace (Internet Public Library for Teens): http://www.ipl.org/div/teen/ Book-Winks Reviewed Books with Synopses for 8th Graders: http://www.bookwink.com/02_grade_level_a8.html Books by Theme for MS & HS: http://www.teachersandfamilies.com/open/readtheme-sel.html Lexile Book Search (Search for readability level of an individual book or search for books within a readability range): http://www.lexile.com/DesktopDefault.aspx?view=fa&tabindex=3&tabid=68&tabpageid=315

EXPOSITORY

Junior Scholastic Magazine: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/magazines/junior/current/index.asp Healthy Eating Guide for Teens: http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/take_charge.htm Read Magazine: http://www.weeklyreader.com/teachers/read/ PBS Teachers: http://www.pbs.org/teachers/ Kids Health/Teens: http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/

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PERSUASIVE

Editorials/Opinions from NY Times Upfront: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/opinion/index.asp?article=pastopinions Debate Archive (Pros & Cons of Issues) from NY Times Upfront: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/upfront/debate/index.asp?article=pastdebates YES Magazine (various persuasive topics & 1 year free subscription onlline): http://www.yesmagazine.org/article_list.asp?Type=2&ID=0

National Geographic Kids Magazine archives: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngkids/archive_main.html

Emergence of Advertising in America (website with examples of ads): http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/eaa/browse.html

TECHNICAL

How Stuff Works Express (online magazine): http://express.howstuffworks.com/ About-Teens: Tips for Teens: http://www.about.com/teens/ How-To-Do-Everything: http://www.ehow.com/ Health Tips for Teens: http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/govpubs/ph323/

Favorite Books for 8th Graders from ATN Library List

Across Five Aprils Animal Farm Bless Me, Ultima Call of the Wild

Caroline Cooney Catalyst - Laurie Halse Andersen Cold Sassy Tree Flowers for Algernon Heaven Homecoming, Voight (2) Hope Was Here House of the Scorpion I Am the Cheese Lois Duncan Monster Much Ado about Nothing My Brother Sam Is Dead Night Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Shizuko's Daughter Speak Stargirl The Call of the Wild The Chocolate War The Giver, Lois Lowry (2) The Odyssey The Westing Game Warriors Don't Cry When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

8th Grade - Page 14

Guidelines

6th Grade Haven Suggested Reading

Narrative: Students in grades 6-12 are expected to read no fewer than four (4) full-length works of literature each year. Three (3) of the core titles must by read with accompanying instruction (i.e., through whole and small group instruction or through literature circles) targeting the state assessed indicators in reading. Additional works may be assigned as independent reading.

In order to avoid having the teaching of titles duplicated at different grade levels, the titles on these grade level lists will be the exclusive domain of the assigned grade level. The only exception to this rule is the "trade-up" policy. In a given year, teachers may use a literature title from the immediately preceding grade level as long as the teacher has discussed the decision to do so with his/her colleagues and has surveyed students to ensure that they have not read the title the previous year.

Expository, Persuasive, and Technical: Students in grades 6-12 are expected to read a variety of each of these

three text types throughout the school year. Texts must by read with accompanying instruction (i.e., through direct whole and small group instruction) targeting the state assesssed indicators. It is recommended that reading each text type be connected with writing instruction in the same mode/text type. The articles and internet resources listed below are only a starting point. Teachers are encouraged to locate essays and articles that support the topics and themes taught in full-length core works.

NARRATIVE Core Novels

Holes Out of the Dust Where the Red Fern Grows

Island of the Blue Dolphins Maniac Magee SOS Titanic Catherine Called Birdie Number the Stars Sixth Grade Can Really Kill You Night Swimmers Ringer Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe A Wrinkle in Time Bridge to Terabithia Z for Zachariah The Westing Game

Internet Book Lists & Resources

ATN Reading Lists -- over 1300 lists created by librarians targeted to grade levels, read alouds, themes, genres, authors, etc.- A GREAT RESOURCE: http://atn-reading-lists.wikispaces.com/ ALA (American Library Association) Booklists and Awards: http://www.ala.org/bookmediaawards Book Wink Reviewed Books with Synopses for 6th Graders: http://www.bookwink.com/02_grade_level_a6.html KidSpace (Internet Public Library for Kids): http://www.ipl.org/div/kidspace/ Lexile Book Search Awards: http://waw.emporia.edu/masterlists/masterlist.htm William Allen White (Search for readability level of an individual book or search for books within a readability range): http://www.lexile.com/DesktopDefault.aspx?view=fa&tabindex=3&tabid=68&tabpageid=315

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EXPOSITORY

Time for Kids magazine article archives: http://www.timeforkids.com/TFK/teachers/archive/wr/archive/0,28016,,00.html Severe Weather & Natural Disasters: http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/wwatch/severe.htm Scholastic News 5-6: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/magazines/senior/current/index.asp Earth Day: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/earthday/articles/index.asp?article=history&topic=0 Martin Luther King, Jr.: http://content.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=8083 President's Day: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/presidents_day/ Science Explorations (articles on numerous topics): http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/explorations/library.asp

PERSUASIVE

National Geographic Kids Magazine archives: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngkids/archive_main.html Bullying: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/bullying/index.htm Drugs & Tobacco Use: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/headsup/index.asp Kids Health: http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/ Endangered Species Special: http://teacher.scholastic.com/scholasticnews/indepth/endangered_species/

TECHNICAL

How Stuff Works Express (online magazine): http://express.howstuffworks.com/ How-To-Do-Everything: http://www.ehow.com/ Kid's Health: http://www.kidshealth.org/kid/ Kid's Recipes: http://www.easy-kids-recipes.com/

Favorite 6th Grade Read-Alouds

Among the Hidden Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo Bud Not Budy by Christopher Paul Curtis Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan Fair Weather by Richard Peck (anything by this author) Flying Solo by Ralph Fletcher Freak the Mighty Frindle Ghost Boy by Ian Lawrence Harry Potter books Holes by Louis Sachar Leon's Story Life of Pi. Mary on Horseback by Rosemary Wells Mick Hart Was Here by Barbara Park Regular Guy, Guy Time, & My Guy (3 titles) by Sarah Weeks Riches of Osceola McCarty by Evelyn Coleman Riding Freedom by Pam Munoz Ryan Searching for David's Heart SOR Losers by Avi Stepping on Cracks by Mary Downing Hahn The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen The Giver by Lois Lowry (mature) The Mysterious Matter of IM Fine by Diane Stanley Thunder Cave

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Tuck Everlasting

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