English

BMS – ENGLISH DEPARTMENT WEBSITE

District curriculum: http://sharepoint.pthsd.k12.nj.us/community/curr.aspx


PARCC link to a practice test: http://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/english/


LANGUAGE ARTS - Grade 6

Course of study Language Arts 6 regular and advanced

Sixth grade novels - Not to be read as self-selected reading in Reading and Writing Workshop without language arts teacher approval.


LANGUAGE ARTS READING LIST
Holm, Jennifer L. Penny From Heaven.
Paulsen, Gary. Hatchet.


ADVANCED LANGUAGE ARTS READING LIST
Creech, Sharon. Walk Two Moons.
Kadohata, Cynthia. Kira-Kira.
Konigsburg, E.L. The View from Saturday.

REQUIRED SUMMER READING
Babbitt, Natalie. Tuck Everlasting.
PrintGiff, Patricia Reilly. Pictures of Hollis Woods.

LANGUAGE ARTS - Grade 7

Course of study Language Arts 7 regular and advanced

Seventh grade novels - Not to be read as self-selected reading in Reading and Writing Workshop without language arts teacher approval.


SUGGESTED READING/REGULAR
Collier, James Lincoln and Christopher Collier. My Brother, Sam, is Dead.
Curtis, Christopher Paul. Bud, Not Buddy.
Hinton, S.E. The Outsiders.
Hunt, Irene. No Promises in the Wind.
Palacio, R.J. Wonder.
Peck, Richard. A Long Way From Chicago.
Peck,Richard. A Year Down Yonder
Spinelli, Jerry. Stargirl.
Zindel, Paul. The Pigman.

SUGGESTED READING/ADVANCED
Creech, Sharon. The Wanderer.
Fox, Paula. The Slave Dancer.
Hinton, S.E. The Outsiders.
Hunt, Irene. No Promises in the Wind.
Schlosser, Eric. Chew on This: Everything You Don’t Want to Know About Fast Food
Spinelli, Jerry. Stargirl.
Yolen, Jane. The Devil’s Arithmetic.


LANGUAGE ARTS - Grade 8


Course of study Language Arts 8 regular and advanced

Eighth grade novels - Not to be read as self-selected reading in Reading and Writing Workshop without language arts teacher approval.

LANGUAGE ARTS REQUIRED READING LIST
Hesse, Karen. Out of the Dust
Lowry, Lois. The Giver
Orwell, George. Animal Farm
Schmidt, Gary D. Wednesday Wars
Shakespeare, William A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Quinn, Jason. Steve Jobs/Genius By Design


ADDITIONAL TEXTS FOR LANGUAGE ARTS
Great Books Foundation, The. Junior Great Books – Series 8
Stead, Rebecca. When You Reach Me


ADDITIONAL TEXTS FOR ADVANCED LANGUAGE ARTS
Shakespeare, William. The Taming of the Shrew
Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein




READING/WRITING 

Course of study Reading/Writing Grade 6

Course of study Reading/Writing Grade 7


Course of study Reading/Writing Grade 8



 


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