The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them. ~Mark Twain
Middle school students are continuing to read independently and orally in class. Students are working independently to explore all of the different genres. Students then explain what they have learned through worksheet projects. During oral reading (or in-class reading), students work to identify figurative language, understand characterization, follow the steps of a plot, make predictions, understand symbolism, and develop interpretations of what they are reading. Sixth grade students are currently reading, One Crazy Summer, seventh grade students have just finished When you Reach Me, and eighth grade students completed Matched and will soon begin reading the mystery, And Then There Were None.