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    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