Reading is required nightly for success in all subjects!  In ELA class, students are expected to read individually chosen novels for each quarter.  Students will engage in literature groups and participation is required.  The process will include nightly reading and response logs, bi-weekly book club meetings and discussions based on certain topics (which change each quarter), and deep, reflective assignments. During ELA class, we will visit the library at least once per quarter to assist students in choosing their novels.  However, students may visit and check out books from our amazing Sky Ranch library any time during the school week.  


    Benefits of 20 minutes of reading each night.


    "Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."--Joseph Addison


    "Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours." --John Locke


    "Reading is a basic tool in the living of a good life." --Joseph Addison


    "He that loves reading has everything within his reach."--William Godwin


    "You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them."--Ray Bradbury


    "I cannot live without books..."--Thomas Jefferson


    Read aloud! Audio promotes literacy!

    How audio promotes literacy