Secondary Language Arts

Required Reading Novels Grades 6-12

6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade
Lexile Range: 665-1000 Lexile Range: 735-1065 Lexile Range: 805-1100
Required Mikaelsen, Touching Spirit Bear (670) Hinton, The Outsiders (750) Lowry, The Giver (740)
Curtis, The Watsons Go To Birmingham,  1963 (1000) Philbrick, Freak the Mighty (1000) Lai, Inside Out and Back Again (800)
Optional Novels Munoz-Ryan, Esperanza Rising (750) Riordan, The Lightning Thief (740) Draper, Forged by Fire (780)
Nielsen, A Night Divided (810) Van Liere, The Christmas Shoes (940) Taylor, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (920)
Bartoletti, The Boy Who Dared (760) Philbrick, The Last Book in the Universe (740) Twain, Adventures of Tom Sawyer (970)
Babbit, Tuck Everlasting (770) Paulsen, The River (960) Kadohata, Cracker (730)
Jimenez, The Circuit (880)
Fleischman, Seedfolks (710)

English 1 English 2 English 3 English 4
World Lit I World Lit II American Lit British Lit
Required
Novels
Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird (790) Alvarez, In The Time Of Butterflies (910) Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter (1340) Orwell, Animal Farm (1170)
Golding, The Lord of the Flies (770) Achibe, Things Fall Apart (890) Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1070) Hardy, The Mayor of Castorbridge (1090)
CT: One book above required CT: One book above required CT: One book above required CT: One book above required
CT: Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men (630) CT: Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (890) CT: Bruchac, Code Talker (910) CT: Wiesel, Night (570)
Honors: Melville, Moby Dick (1230)
Optional
Novels
Wakasuki Houston, Farewell to
Manzanar (1040)
Markandaya, Nectar in a Sieve (900) Twain, The Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn (980)
Smith, White Teeth (960)
Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men (630) Azuela, The Underdogs (850) Potok, The Chosen (970) Tolkien, The Hobbit (1000)
Cisneros, The House on Mango Street (870) Hillenbrand, Unbroken (1010) Morrison, Beloved (870) or
The Bluest Eye (960)
Dickens, Great Expectations
(1150)
Fleischman, Whirligig (760) Spiegelman, Naus I & II & III (NP) Steinbeck, The Red Pony (810) or
The Grapes of Wrath (680)
Remarque, All Quiet on the Western Front (830)
Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (890) Melville, Moby Dick (1230) Wiesel, Night (570)
Gaines, A Gathering of Old Men (650) Shakespeare,
A Midsummer Night's Dream
or
Julius Caesar
Gaines, A Lesson Before Dying
(750)
Shakespeare, Macbeth
or
Taming of the Shrew
or
Hamlet
Williams, A Streetcar Named
Desire