Be Excited About Your Book!

Ms. Graham learned that 50% of the 6th graders did NOT read the novel " Maroo of the Winter Caves " for a lot of reasons; fear of failing, forgetfulness, difficulty focusing, forgetting what they read, word difficulty, not even trying.  It is for this reason that I am making the next outside read a "Student Choice".  All book titles were student generated in their classes.


  • Must be an Accelerated Reader book 4th grade or higher level.
  • Must sign up for commitment of book by December 11th, '11
  • Must have other student phone numbers reading the same book.
  • Must have the book by December 14th, and brought to class daily.

This is a must!  Every student is to have a book to read over the break and have completed it by the first of the new year.  I want the students to be excited and to share their thoughts with others who read the same book. Because this is a student choice, I won't take any excuses!

Titles of books for 1st period: A Child Called "IT", A Lost Boy, Dear John, Journal of Scott Pendleton Collins, Evermore, Twilight series books, Harry Potter books, The Vampire Diaries, The Vampire Academy, The Summer of Riley, Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher, Halo, Wait Until Helen Comes, Blue Moon, Shadowland, A Sequence of Unfortunate Events (Artemus Fowl)

Titles of books for 3rd period: Hunger Games, The Hunted, A Lost Boy, Dear John, Journal Of Scott Pendleton Collins, Evermore, Twilight books, Harry Potter books, Lemony Snicket books, Ida B, Eragon series, The Golden Cadillac, The Secret Order of the Street Girls, Faking 19, Catching Fire, Wolf Brother, Touching Spirit Bear, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Catcher in the Rye, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Summer of Riley, Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Catcher, Halo, Blue Moon, Shadowland.

Titles of books for 6th period : Twilight and Harry Potter books, Lemony Snicket, Eragon series, Ida B, Wolf Brother, Touching Spirit Bear, Diary of a Whimpy Kid, Halo, Blue Moon,Shadowland, Artemus Fowl, Unicorn Chronicle, Money Hungry, Name of the Book is Secret, Dopple Ganger, Oliver Nocturne, Alex Rider, Milkweed, Huck Finn, Twilight Woods, Lost Boy, Boy the the Striped Pajamas, Devils Arithmetic, InkHeart, Bud, Not Buddy, 1984, Robinson Saruso, Cirque du Freak, Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew.

Titles of books for 8th period : Every Soul A Star, Twilight books, Harry Potter books, Lemoney Snicket, Eragon series, Ida, A Mother's Gift, Wolf Brother, Artemus Fowl, Unicorn Chronicles, Money Hungry, Boy in the Striped Pajamas, Patton, All Quiet on the Western Front, Enders Game, Westing Game, Little Princess, Secret Garden, Skulldugery Pleasant, Vampire Diaries, The Lightning Thief, End of Days