Student Corner

This page is specifically designed for students! Below you can find a recommended reading list of a handful of books that I find interesting. In addition, I have linked some resources that may be helpful to students as we go on this learning experience together!

 

Recommended Reading List

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Wonder by R.J. Palacio

August Pullman is not like other 10-year-old boys. After being homeschooled for his whole education so far due to his facial deformity, Auggie is about to start a new journey within a school filled with difficulties, surprises, and triumphs.

 

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Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Jesse and Leslie use their expansive imaginations to create their own magical city, Terabithia. When a tragedy hits them, the strength of Terabithia is used as a way to cope with the difficult time.

 

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Holes by Louis Sachar

Stanley is sent to Camp Green Lake, which is a detention camp, as punishment for stealing shoes. When he arrives, he finds out that he will be digging holes the whole time in the hot desert. Stanley begins to investigate why exactly these holes are being dug….

 

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

After finding out that he is a wizard, Harry starts his adventure of the Wizarding World by attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He makes friends and starts to figure out what really happened to his parents when they died.

 

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James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

James is forced to live with his two horrible aunts after becoming an orphan. To escape their wrath, he finds an enchanted, giant peach. With insects for friends, James set sail on the peach to New York City.

 

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Esperanza Rishing by Pam Muñoz Ryan

Use to the wealth and the bonuses that came along with it, Esperanza is thrown into a whole new world when her family flees Mexico and ends up in a Mexican farm camp in the United States.

 

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The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

A city that is completely underground is losing its light. Lina and Doon are set on a harrowing adventure to find light for their beloved city. In order to accomplish, they must follow a series of clues to restore the light.

 

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The Giver by Lois Lowry

Jonas was unaware of the secrets of his community until he befriends the Keeper. He is presented with the challenge of having all this power of knowledge and must leave in order to save himself and the ones he loves.

 

 

Student Resources

  • Storyline Online
    • This site is full of celebrities that have recorded themselves reading books! If you enjoy listening to books either with or without your own copy of the book, this site will be great for you!
  • International Children’s Digital Library
    • If you want to learn about books from around the world, go to this site! You can read books from different countries and can explore a whole bunch of different activities.
  • Game Classroom
    • Looking for a fun way to interact with the content we are learning in the classroom? Game Classroom has multiple subjects such as language arts and math covered throughout its site. Practice your skills with fun games!
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