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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Alex is an 11-year-old Jewish boy living in a Ghetto in German-occupied Poland during World War II with his father and their friend, Boruch. German soldiers come into the Ghetto and send people into trains to be taken away (most likely to concentration camps). Alex and his father get separated, and soon Alex has to learn how to kill time in the empty ghetto by himself. As it turns out the ghetto is not entirely empty!  He finds himself in an abandoned, bombed out building where he seeks refuge.  He has to hunt for food on his own and still stay hidden from soldiers. It is a great test for Alex to see if he can make it through tough conditions, and also wait for the arrival of his father.

Need more reading?

 My Survival: A Girl on Schindler’s List by Joshua M Greene         The Book Thief by Warkus Zusak               

  The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom       

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September Book

Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn’t kept her from leading a quietly happy life . . . until now.
Suddenly Willow’s world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is not a tragedy. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read.
56 Chapters - 2 chapters per day
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