Vashon Island School District

To equip every student to engage, thrive, and contribute within an ever-changing world.

VISD Vision


Reading Program


Writing Program 


Instructional Materials



Chautauqua Elementary School: Comprehension Toolkit, leveled readers, trade books and Raz-Kids
McMurray Middle School: Comprehension Toolkit, informational texts and novel sets in humanities
Vashon Island High School: Informational texts, novel sets and anthologies in English classes 

Secondary Reading Lists

6th Grade Humanities
Gathering Blue
Eye of the Crow
A Bone from a Dry Sea
Wolf Brother             
The City of Ember 
The Greek Gods
Heroes and Monsters of Greek Mythology
7th Grade Humanities
Facing the Lion: Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
Looking Like the Enemy
Student choice from the nine genres of literature--see your teacher for specifics 
8th Grade Humanities
The 9/11 Commission Report 
Tom Sawyer
The Martian Chronicles
Red Moon at Sharpsburg      
9th Grade English     
Animal Farm
Lord of the Flies
Romeo and Juliet
The Old Man and the Sea
 selections from Reading the World: Contemporary Literature from Around the Globe
10th Grade English
Of Mice and Men
To Kill a Mockingbird
The House on Mango Street
Never Cry Wolf
Catcher in the Rye


Chautauqua Elementary and McMurray Middle School: Units of Study


Family Resources 

OWL: Purdue Online Writing Lab 
Student login to Raz-Kids 
U.S. Department of Education Parents: Help My Child Read