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In Reading for Writing, you will read a variety of popular works which will serve as models for the mechanics of written communication (spelling, grammar, formatting). Our goals include growing your comprehension and fluency as readers; and learning to use literary techniques to effectively communicate your own ideas. You will practice supporting your ideas in discussion by referencing the text, identifying themes and connecting them across texts. Projects will include writing personal narratives, imaginative narratives, informational material, and opinion pieces.
There are two required texts per semester. The remainder of the texts are your choice from a curated list of titles. The free choice lists will be announced at the beginning of each study unit.
Required texts for the Fall Semester are:
Homesick, by Jean Fritz
Hidden Figures Young Readers' Edition, by Margot Lee Shetterly
Required texts for the Spring Semester are your choice of the following paired titles. You will choose which pair you want to read. You will receive guidance in choosing the best pair for your interests and desired challenge.
Nim’s Island, Wendy Orr. with Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe
The Sea of Monsters, Rick Riordan, with The Odyssey, Rosemary Sutcliff adaptation
Peter and the Starcatchers, Ridley Pearson, with Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie
Enter Three Witches, Caroline B. Cooney, with Macbeth, William Shakespeare
The Inquisitor’s Tale, Alan Gidwitz, with The Canterbury Tales, Geraldine McCaughrean adaptation
The Wednesday Wars, Gary D. Schmidt, with A Midsummer Night’s Dream, William Shakespeare