Welcome to a new school year. I am excited to be teaching middle school 6-8 ELA classes this year. To kick off, I am sending a shout out to our 6th graders to consider being in the Battle of the Books competition for this year. Here is the list of books that are being used this year. Please remember you aren't required to read all of them. We work as a team and each member is responsible to really know their assigned books. Read what you are interested in and them when discuss with the team who will look deeper into which books to know for the competition.   Sincerely, Mrs. H

The Crossover (Kwame Alexander)                                                  Red Berries, White Clouds, Blue Sky (Sandra Dallas)

Save Me A Seat (Sarah Weeks)                                                       All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook (Leslie Connor)

The City of Ember (Jeanne DuPrau)                                                 Full of Beans (Jennifer Holm)

Pax (Sara Pennypacker)                                                                 The One and Only Ivan (Katherine Applegate)

Brown Girl Dreaming (Jacqueline Woodson)                                      Fish In A Tree (Lynda Hunt)

Lincoln's spymaster (Samantha Seiple)                                            A Single Shard (Linda Sue Park)

Some Writer (Melissa Sweet)                                                          A Wrinkle In Time (Madeline L'Engle)

The Relic of Perilous Falls (Raymond Arroyo)                                    Rain Reign (Ann Martin)

The Running Dream (Wendelin Van Drannen)                                   Because of Mr. Terupt (Rob Buyea)

                                                                                                    Mrs. Frisby and The Rats of NIMH (Robert O'Brein)