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    Reading Program

     
     

    Writing Program 


     

    Instructional Materials

     

    Reading

     
    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
    Holes
    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
    Seedfolks
    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
    Kindred
    The 9/11 Commission Report 
    Tom Sawyer
    The Martian Chronicles
    Red Moon at Sharpsburg      
     
    9th Grade English     
    Animal Farm
    Beowolf
    Lord of the Flies
    Antigone
    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
    Night
    Catcher in the Rye
     
     

    Writing 

     
    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