notes for parents
What about Reading Assignments?
1. ONE book per month.
2. Find the Book!
Parents please make sure your student has the book on time! First class in each month we will choose the next month's book! I will give links to free online sources when possible. Most are available in the public library! There will also be a link to amazon where you can purchase the book if you wish.
3. Golden Lines Journal
I will assign a student directed journal for reading, but there will be little class discussion.
4. Parent Advisory!
PARENTS: Please check out these books! I would allow MY child to read them but these are not my children. You have the final say on all books! Your students are approaching high school and some books introduce more adult themes, may contain some bad language, or may be more emotionally involved than your student is ready for. I assure you, I have chosen them for some reason!
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FEBRUARY - BLACK HISTORY
Rosa Parks is best known for the day she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus, sparking the Montgomery, Alabama, bus boycott. Yet there is much more to her story than this one act of defiance. In this straightforward, compelling autobiography, Rosa Parks talks candidly about the civil rights movement and her active role in it. Her dedication is inspiring; her story is unforgettable.
JANUARY - CANADIANA
Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present.
What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be...well...a lot less than the man of her dreams?
As a boy, William Goldman claims, he loved to hear his father read the "S. Morgenstern classic, The Princess Bride. But as a grown-up he discovered that the boring parts were left out of good old Dad's recitation, and only the "good parts" reached his ears.
Now Goldman does Dad one better. He's reconstructed the "Good Parts Version" to delight wise kids and wide-eyed grownups everywhere.
What's it about? Fencing. Fighting. True Love. Strong Hate. Harsh Revenge. A Few Giants. Lots of Bad Men. Lots of Good Men. Five or Six Beautiful Women. Beasties Monstrous and Gentle. Some Swell Escapes and Captures. Death, Lies, Truth, Miracles, and a Little Sex.
In short, it's about everything.
THE PRINCESS BRIDE:
Winnipeg Library book
Read online free:
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A Wrinkle in Time is the story of Meg Murry, a high-school-aged girl who is transported on an adventure through time and space with her younger brother Charles Wallace and her friend Calvin O'Keefe to rescue her father, a gifted scientist, from the evil forces that hold him prisoner on another planet.
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