Welcome back to another exciting new school year!
Our Teachers College classrooms will introduce students to many new books that will take them on adventures, teach them more about our beautiful world and help them grow as readers, writers and learners.
At the Middle School and High School, we are always finding ways to offer students choice in the books that they explore and to support them as they sift through fiction and nonfiction pieces developing the skill of being critical thinkers and consumers of information.
Students at the HS and MS will also be exposed to a variety of writing opportunities to allow them to express their understanding of what they read and share their thoughts and ideas.
Our teachers have many exciting things planned for students in English Language Arts. There is a wonderful journey ahead.
I wish you much success on this exciting adventure!
I know you are busy, but hopefully never too busy for a good book! I have discovered recently the value of an wonderful application called Overdrive (https://meet.libbyapp.com/). This application supported by the public library offers patrons thousands of ebooks and audiobooks to borrow free of charge. You can borrow these books instantly and use any of your devices. Give it a try! I don't think you will be disappointed.
All the best,
Dr. Christopher Michael
Director of English Language Arts
Books to ConsiderFoxBy: Margaret WildA beautiful and powerful book, with a rich depth of color and a strong poetic text. This archetypal drama about loneliness, friendship, risk and betrayal is as rich a story for adults as it is for children. (Amazon,2016)I Wish You MoreBy: Amy Krouse RosenthalWhether celebrating life's joyous milestones, sharing words of encouragement or observing the wonder of everyday moments, this sweet and uplifting book is perfect for wishers of every age. (Amazon,2016)Bud Not BuddyBy: Christopher Paul CurtisIt’s 1936, in Flint, Michigan, and when 10-year-old Bud decides to hit the road to find his father, nothing can stop him.