• November

    Director's Message

     "Going From Good to Great Readers With Our Novels"

     Reading takes you on a journey to places you may have never been and sparks your imagination.  Becoming an avid reader has many benefits, which is why novels play such an important role in the English Language Arts curriculum in grades 3 through 8.  


    Marking Periods 1 and 2 Novels

    3rd Grade:

    Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary

    Third Grade Angels by Jerry Spinelli


     4th Grade:

    I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 by Lauren Tarshis

    Stone Fox by John Reynolds Gardiner


     5th Grade:

    Report to the Principal's Office by Jerry Spinelli

    Love That Dog by Sharon Creech

    Wonder by R.J. Palacio


     6th Grade:

    Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli

    Taking Sides by Gary Soto


     7th Grade:

    The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

    Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli


     8th Grade:

    The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

    Night by Elie Wiesel

    Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck


    "The journey of a lifetime starts with the turning of a page." - Rachel Anders



    Nancy J. Ruane

    Director of English Language Arts/Literacy