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    Decmeber

    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 9 through 12.  

     Books, Plays, and Poetry:  Marking Periods 1 & 2

    9th Grade:

    The Odyssey by Homer

    A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon

     

     9th Grade Honors:

    Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

    Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare

     

     10th Grade:

    Lord of the Flies by William Golding

    A Separate Peace by John Knowles

     

    10th Grade Honors:

    The Cruicible by Arthur Miller

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

    Stectchbook by Washington Irving

    Scarlet Letter by Hawthorne

     

     11th Grade:

    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

    The Crucible by Arthur Miller

     

     11th Grade Honors & AP:

    Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder

    The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway

    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Gitzgerald

    The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

    Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

    The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

     

    12th Grade:

    Beowulf 

    Grendel by John Gardner

     

     12th Grade Honors & AP:

    The Tragedy of Hamlet by William Shakespeare

    Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

     "A book is a gift you can open again and again." - Garrison Keillor

    Happy Holidays

    Respectfully,

    Nancy J. Ruane

    Director of English Language Arts/Literacy