Literature Curriculum

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Literature Objective:

The objective of this literature class is to develop a lifelong passion for reading. Students will focus on reading strategies, vocabulary, and literary elements to enhance and broaden students’ reading abilities. By using a variety of literary genres, students will demonstrate their knowledge by participating in class discussions, completing individual/group assignments, and assessments.


Class Materials

1. Spotlight on Literature - textbook provided by the school
2. Personal copy of each of the assigned novels


Reading Logs/Book Reports

Students are required to read a certain amount of minutes each week. This  reading is meant to get students to interact with books outside of the classroom and to further develop their reading analysis skills. As well as logging what they have read, student are required to create a variety of book reports to show their comprehension.

6th Grade = 100 Minutes/Week

7th Grade = 120 Minutes/Week

8th Grade = 140 Minutes/Week


6th Grade Novels

   -  Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt  


   -  Night by Elie Wiesel  


   -  A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

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   -  Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

              Among the Hidden


7th Grade Novels

   -  The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

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   -  The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

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   -  Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of the Greek Myths by Bernard Evslin

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   -  The Lightning Thief: The Graphic Novel by Rick Riordan and Robert Venditti

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8th Grade Novels

   -  The Giver by Lois Lowry


   -  To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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   -  Heroes, Gods, and Monsters of the Greek Myths by Bernard Evslin

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   -  Favorite Father Brown Stories by G.K. Chesterton 

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