Class Novels: Throughout the course of the year, we will be engaged in several novel studies. Purchasing the novel is not mandatory; however, students are encouraged to purchase these books in order to practice annotation (in which writing notes and highlighting passages will be extremely helpful). There will be copies of school issued novels available, in which the students may annotate with post-it notes only. Novels will include: Nothing But the Truth by Avi and Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Independent Novels: Students are required to bring a novel with them to class daily for SSR. Students will be allowed to read novels on their i-pads; however, if they are abusing this technology opportunity, this privilege may be taken away.
We will be doing WWII literature circles during the year. We have limited copies of books, but students will not be required to purchase the books. Again, buying the books is optional but encouraged.