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Student Resources

  • Clubs & Extracurricular Activities
  • Knowledge-A-Thon
  • Summer Reading List

New Opportunities

Classical School is pleased to offer a host of wonderful programs and activities each year for our students. The list below includes activities and events that have run in prior years and may continue again this year based on sufficient participation, supervision, and funds. If you are interested in presenting a new opportunity for our students, please contact our Program Support Specialist, Kathy Diedrich.

Battle of the Books

The statewide Battle of the Books’ program is designed to promote a love of reading among our students. It encourages students to read a variety of books and remember information about the plots, characters, and settings of the books. Every question asked in a battle is answered by the title and author of the book and takes the form of: Name the book in which a horse and a boy are stranded on an island. School districts throughout the state have used this fun, academic-based competition as a tool for encouraging students to read.

Chess Club

We are in need of a coordinator in order to run Chess club. Information on Chess Club will be sent home later in the school year based on available advisors.

Concordia Language Village

To further enhance our Spanish language instruction, Classical organizes a trip to Concordia Language Village in Bemidji, Minnesota for 7-8th grade students.

Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination is a school-based, problem-solving competition for students from kindergarten through college. Teams of five to seven students, grouped by age, work together to present a solution to one of a variety of long-term problems. They also train to compete in a spontaneous problem-solving competition. Regional competition is usually held in mid March. This activity fosters creativity, teamwork, quick thinking and divergent ways of viewing the same task or concept.

Geography Bee

Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge.

Forensics

Classical students in grades 5 – 8 may participate on the Classical Forensics team. Students will participate in local competitions.

Garden Club

The Thomas Jefferson Garden (by our 5th grade doors and main parking lot) is a garden at the school that has the same varieties and colors that Thomas Jefferson planted at Monticello. While Thomas Jefferson was not an expert gardener, and he made mistakes, he learned from his mistakes and tried to improve – ever striving for beauty. Students and parents who have a green thumb or ideas, are free to sign up to help with planning, planting, or pulling weeds occasionally.

Homework Club

Homework Club will be available for students in grades 3–6. Homework Club will run from 2:50-3:30pm beginning the second Monday in January through the first Monday in May.

KidStage

KidStage® was founded in 1997 with the mission of providing K-12 grade students the opportunity to have their lives enriched through the performing arts. Self-expression, self-discovery, and personal growth are just some of the benefits of being involved in the performing arts. Practices run for 12 weeks with a performance at the end.

Lego League

Lego League is a school-based, problem solving competition for students. The FIRST LEGO League (FLL), considered the “little league” of the FIRST Robotics Competition, is the result of a partnership between FIRST and the LEGO Company. FLL extends the FIRST concept of inspiring and celebrating science and technology to children aged 9 through 14, using real-world context and hands-on experimentation. With the help of LEGO® MINDSTORMS™ Robotics Invention System™ technology, young participants can build a robot and compete in a friendly, FIRST-style robotics event specially designed for their age group. Using LEGO bricks and other elements such as sensors, motors, and gears, teams gain hands-on experience in engineering and computer programming principles as they construct and program their unique robot inventions.

Math Help Club

Math help is available after school for students in Saxon 76, Saxon Algebra ½, Saxon Algebra, and Saxon Geometry from 3:00 to 4:00 on Wednesdays and Thursdays (except for staff meeting Thursdays).

Music

Band

6-8 grade students

Orchestra

4-8 grade students

Chorus

7-8 Grade Students

Regional Solo & Ensemble

6-8 grade students participate in both vocal/piano and instrumental events on two separate weekends in late February and early March.

Opera for the Young

 

Mythology Club

Mythology Club usually runs from November through February. Taking the national mythology test in February is an excellent way to see how your mythology knowledge ranks among other kids your age across the country. Awards are given and every year we have winners from our school since our curriculum is steeped in mythology.

Running Club

The Classical Running Club will provide an opportunity to build confidence and self-esteem through developing strong bodies and minds in a noncompetitive setting. The club will encourage team support and the joy of lifelong fitness with the goal of completing the 2.5 mile “Sam I Am” run in May which supports a Classical School classmate. Topics to be covered include: goal setting, pacing, proper stretching & running technique, breathing, strength, team support and encouragement, and building relationships through running games

Safety Patrol

Students in grades 5 and 6 are eligible to apply for safety patrol to help keep our school grounds safe before and after school.

Salsa Dancing Club

Salsa club is an introduction to salsa dancing. The students will learn the basics of the salsa, how to count the music to dance the salsa, and turn combinations of the salsa.

Science Olympiad

Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization dedicated to increasing interest in science, creating a technologically literate workforce, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers. These goals are achieved by participating in Science Olympiad tournaments and non-competitive events. Fifteen Classical students in grades 6-8 are allowed to compete. The WI Science Olympiad will be held in the spring.

Ski Club

Students in grades 7 and 8 have the opportunity to participate in Ski Club each winter. The students usually have three or four ski trips in a season. Various packages are available that include lessons, different combinations of equipment rental, and lift tickets.

Spelling Bee (CESA 6)

Third through eighth grade students participate in the school bee. The school winner has the opportunity to advance to the regional, state and/or national bee.

Sports

Seventh and eighth grade girls and boys participate as members of Einstein Middle School teams: Cross Country, Football, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling, Basketball, and Track and Field.

Student Council

Student Council provides an opportunity for students to learn about the democratic process and to develop leadership skills. The Student Council meets regularly, is led by the officers, and is supervised by faculty advisers.

Tennis Club

Tennis Club is an after-school program that teaches students the fundamentals of the sport.

We Are Classical

We are Classical is a club designed to help provide support to our new students and assist them in their transition to making connections with their peers. The club is open to students in grades 4-8. Meetings and activities are held once a month after school. Classical staff members Mrs. Herron and Señora Cihlar supervise the club’s activities.

Yearbook

The Classical School yearbook is published yearly for distribution at the end of each school year. The yearbook includes individual pictures of each student and teachers from picture day, plus candid photographs from throughout the school year. A group of seventh and eighth grade students work with an adviser to coordinate the production of the yearbook.

YMCA Learning Center After-School Program

The YMCA provides childcare at Classical School after school. The after-school program ends at 6:00pm. The YMCA offers a sliding fee scale for families who cannot afford the full cost of care. Further information and registration may be obtained by calling (920) 954-7641.

Our Largest Fundraiser

Knowledge-A-Thon (KAT) is Classical School’s largest fundraiser. Occurring each spring, KAT involves all students answering 100 grade-level questions based on the school’s curriculum. Supporters pledge donations per correct answer or on a lump-sum basis.

2017 KAT Questions:

The 2017 KAT questions are on Quizlet. You will need to create a free Quizlet account in order to save the KAT questions or to have the ability to print the questions. If you have misplaced your pledge sheet, you may print another here: 2017 KAT Pledge Sheet.

 

The Importance of Summer Reading

Ready or not, the end of the school year and the start of summer vacation are just around the corner. No doubt you are astounded at the amount of content your child has covered in just one year’s time, but with summer break looming, you are probably eager to have your children extend their learning over the upcoming months. Summer reading is an easy, inexpensive, and enjoyable way for families to do just that! If books are chosen well and a few simple fluency-building techniques are used, reading comprehension and retention can continue to improve. Similarly, vocabulary development and content knowledge, which are critical for reading comprehension, can also be furthered through effective summer reading.

Book Choices

Granted, most children relish the extra freedom that comes with summer break, but it is amazing how much a simple reading list can help provide a little needed (and often welcomed) structure for children during the long summer months. The first step to creating a successful summer reading program in your home is to start with a written reading list for your child. You and your child can collaboratively establish this list. Many families also enjoy taking part in a public library summer reading program over the summer months to provide some structure to their reading. To help make the process easier, we have divided books into three simple categories below. You will probably find that left to their own devices, children are likely to choose heavily from the third category of books. Just as we would steer our children away from a steady diet of desserts toward a healthier diet, so too must we steer them toward healthy book choices. For that reason, helping your child choose heavily from the first two categories below and sparingly from the third, will provide a good balance and give them the opportunity for building reading comprehension and knowledge.

Categories:

  • Fiction or non-fiction books that are at or slightly above your child’s reading level are suggested for comprehension building. A great place to start is the Classical School reading list. Often children want to revisit old favorites that they have previously read or books that are new to them from the list, but which are now below their reading level. Because of the high quality of these works of literature, these books should be included as an addition to the more challenging selections on their summer reading list. Use the reading list as a gauge for reading level, or speak with your child’s teacher.
  • Content-based books are non-fiction books written about an area of history, math, science, music, or art that has sparked your child’s interest. Some of the books will be above your child’s reading level, but can make wonderful books to read aloud.
  • “Dessert Books” are often contemporary books that children enjoy reading and can be generally read without much effort or assistance. These books typically lack challenging vocabulary and often use relatively simple grammatical writing structures. They are called “dessert books” because they are a small treat with minimal nourishment. They are fun to read, but do little to develop our children’s growing minds. It is easy for children to select summer reading from this category to the exclusion of the first two categories.

Fluency Improving Techniques

Increasing your child’s reading fluency should be one of the goals of your summer reading program. The National Institute for Literacy describes reading fluency as the “ability to read a text accurately and quickly.” Fluent readers “recognize words automatically. They group words quickly to help them gain meaning from what they read. Fluent readers read aloud effortlessly and with expression. Their reading sounds natural, as if they are speaking. Readers who have not yet developed fluency read slowly, word by word. Their oral reading is choppy and plodding.” Fluent readers comprehend what they are reading because do not need to take time to decode unfamiliar words and can therefore concentrate on the meaning of the text. Becoming a fluent reader happens gradually and requires years of practice and patience. Like becoming proficient on a musical instrument or pitching a softball, with repeated practice, fluent reading will happen!

Parroting

For younger children that are not yet firm in their reading fluency, parroting, or having the child repeat short reading passages after the adult readers has read them, is effective. If the child is hesitant to do this for you, start by having the child reread short passages with you and gradually work up to having him read it alone. This skill should be practiced with books at or slightly below the child’s reading level, in order to insure success and a feeling of accomplishment. It is extremely important that parroting is done in a supportive atmosphere. Do not set your child up for failure by making him or her read unfamiliar text in front of others (siblings, grandparents, friends, etc.) This technique is for practice, not performance.

Repeated Reading

Fluency can also be improved through repeated oral reading. Different from parroting, this technique requires that the child practice a passage repeatedly, often resulting in memorization. The child practices one passage from a book that is at or above his reading level until facile and then moves on to another new passage. Try to choose passages with challenging vocabulary to aid in vocabulary and background knowledge acquisition. Always offer assistance with pronunciation and word meaning. Dictionary use can also be practiced with unfamiliar words. Older, more fluent readers also benefit from this technique. Using poetry or parts of famous speeches works well with older children.

Reading Aloud

Reading aloud to your children is an effective method to improve fluency that can be easily practiced at home. In order for children to become fluent readers, they must first hear what fluent reading sounds like. By reading effortlessly and with expression, you can model for your children how a fluent reader sounds. Research shows that older students, grades 8 – 12, also benefit from hearing fluent reading. If you feel that you are not a strong reader, books on tape are an alternative available at public libraries and area bookstores.

Importance of Background Knowledge

All of this reading practice has the benefit of increasing fluency, thereby increasing reading comprehension. Since fluent readers do not need to take time to sound out the words in the text, they are able to easily decode the text and can concentrate on what the text is saying. Nevertheless, reading comprehension does not rely on fluent reading alone. Comprehension of both written and oral language is based upon one’s vocabulary and content knowledge. Even a fluent reader cannot understand the text if the ideas and words in the text are unfamiliar. As E.D. Hirsch explains, “Successful reading requires more than an ability to decode, or ‘sound out,’ words. It also requires adequate background knowledge, or ‘cultural literacy.’ Without background knowledge of history, literature, art, music, science, and math, students will read — but without comprehension.“ With this in mind, choosing books from the first two categories discussed above for your child’s summer reading is as important as any fluency exercises you may do with your child this summer. When reading aloud to your child, choose books that are above their reading level and contain complex vocabulary and rich content. This opens a world to our children that is not yet accessible to them through their own reading. The new information and vocabulary learned becomes part of their background knowledge, and background knowledge, along with a wide vocabulary, has been shown to be the best indicator of a student’s future reading success. Have a wonderful, safe summer. Happy reading!

Reading Lists

Note: There may be books on your child’s grade level list that are above his/her reading level. These books make great read-alouds! Some books will span more than one list.

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Fables
AESOP

The Jolly Postman
Ahlberg, Janet and Allan

Fairy Tales
Andersen, Hans Christian

Tim Books
Ardizzone, Edward

Thomas the Tank Engine Series
Awdry, The Rev. W

Madeline Series
Bemelmans, Ludwig

The Children’s Book of Virtues
Bennet, William

The Children’s Book of Heroes
Bennet, William

The Children’s Book of America
Bennet, William

Our Country’s Founders
Bennet, William

The Moral Compass
Bennet, William

Pele’s New Suit
Beskow, Elsa

Children of the Forest
Beskow, Elsa

The Velveteen Rabbit: Or How Toys Become Real
Bianco, Margery Williams

A Bear Called Paddington
Bond, Michael

Caddie Woodlawn
Brink, Carol Ryrie

Goops series
Burgess, Gelett

The Burgess Animal Book for Children
Burgess, Thorton

Racketty-Packetty House
Burnett, Frances Hodgson

Katy and the Big Snow
Burton, Virginia Lee

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
Burton, Virginia Lee

The Little House
Burton, Virginia Lee

Harald series
Carrick, Donald

The Walrus and the Carpenter
Carroll, Lewis

The Hunting of the Snark
Carroll, Lewis

James and the Giant Peach
Dahl, Roald

The Story of Sarah Noble
Dalgliesh, Alice

Book of Greek Myths
D’Aulaires, Ingri and Edgar

Babar Series
De Brunhoff, Jean

All Titles
DePaola, Tomie

The Story About Ping
Flack, Marjorie and Kurt Wiese

Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices
Fleischman, Paul

Uncle Wiggly Bedtime Stories
Garis, Howard R.

All Titles
Gerrard, Roy

The Reluctant Dragon
Grahame, Kenneth

Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm

Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy Stories
Gruelle, Johnny

A History of US (individual volume or set of 10)
Hakim, Joy

The Classic Tales of Brer Rabbit
Harris, Joel Chandler

The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus
Harris, Joel Chandler

Wonder Book Series
Hawthorne, Nathaniel

Tanglewood Tales
Hawthorne, Nathaniel

All Titles
Heller, Ruth

Blossom Comes Home
Herriot, James

Only One Woof
Herriot, James

The Market Square Dog
Herriot, James

Francis series
Hoban, Russell

All Retellings
Hodges, Margaret

All Retellings
Hyman, Trina Shart

The Snowy Day
Keats, Ezra Jack

Just So Stories
Kipling, Rudyard

Riki-Tiki-Tavi
Kipling, Rudyard

The Fairy Books
Lang, Andrew

Folk Tale Retellings
Lester, Julius

Book of Nonsense
Lear, Edward

Chronicles of Narnia
Lewis, C. S.

Frog and Toad Books
Lobel, Arnold

The Story of Doctor Dolittle
Lofting, Hugh

Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
MacDonald, Betty

Christmas Stories
MacDonald, George

The Golden Key
MacDonald, George

The Light Princess
MacDonald, George

The Lost Princess
MacDonald, George

Blueberries for Sal
McCloskey, Robert

Make Way for Ducklings
McCloskey, Robert

Winnie the Pooh
Milne, A.A.

House at Pooh Corner (Pooh Original Edition)
Milne, A.A.

When We Were Very Young (Pooh Original Edition)
Milne, A.A.

Now We Are Six (Pooh Original Edition)
Milne, A.A.

Little Bear series
Minarik, Elsa

Night Before Christmas
Moore, Clement Clarke

The Little Lame Prince
Mulock. Miss

Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare
Nesbit, Edith

Bedknob and Broomstick
Norton, Mary

The Borrowers
Norton, Mary

American Tall Tales
Osborne, Mary Pope

Perrault’s Fairy Tales
Perrault, Charles

Little Engine That Could
Piper, Watty

All Titles
Potter, Beatrix

Curious George
Rey, H.A.

The Classic Volland Edition
Richardson, Frederick: Mother Goose

All Titles
San Souci, Robert

Where the Wild Things Are
Sendak, Maurice

All Titles
Silverstein, Shel

Brave Irenek
Steig, William

The Magic Pebble
Steig, William

Yellow and Pin
Steig, William

Children’s Garden of Verses
Stevenson, Robert Louis

All Titles
Seuss, Dr.

Sing a Song of Popcorn: Every Child’s Book of Poems
White, M. et. al.

Complete Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde
Wilde, Oscar

The Selfish Giant
Wilde, Oscar

Little House Series
Wilder, Laura Ingalls

All Titles
Wood, Audry

All Retellings
Zelinskuy, Paul O.

Harry Series
Zion, Gene

3rd Grade - 4th Grade

The Bear Nobody Wanted
Ahlberg, Janet and Allan

All Titles
Alexander, Lloyd

All Titles
Andersen, Hans Christian

Indian in the Cupboard series
Banks, Lynne Reid

Wizard of Oz series (14 book original collection)
Baum, L. Frank

The Children’s Book of Virtues
Bennet, William

The Children’s Book of Heroes
Bennet, William

The Children’s Book of America
Bennet, William

Our Country’s Founders
Bennet, William

The Moral Compass
Bennet, William

Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages
Bloom, Harold

Greene Knowe Series
Boston, Lucy

All Titles
Brooks, Walter

The Big Wave
Buck, Pearl S.

A Little Princess
Burnett, Frances Hodgson

The Incredible Journey
Burnford, Shiela

Through the Looking Glass
Carroll, Lewis

All Titles
Cooper, Susan

All Titles
Dahl, Roald

The Door in the Wall
DeAngeli, Marguerite

The Lord Fish
De la Mare, Walter

All Titles
DeJong, Meindert

All Titles
Estes, Eleanor

Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang
Fleming, Ian

My Father’s Dragon Series
Gannett, Ruth Stiles

Grimm’s Fairy Tales
Grimm, Jacob and Wilhelm

My Side of the Mountain
George, Jean Craighead

On the Far side of the Mountain
George, Jean Craighead

Julie of the Wolves
George, Jean Craighead

Old Yeller
Gipson, Fred

Savage Sam
Gipson, Fred

King Solomon’s Mines
Haggard, H. Rider

A History of US (individual or full set of 10)
Hakim, Joy

The Peterkin Papers
Hale, Lucretia

Mythology
Hamilton, Edith

A City in Winter
Helprin, Mark

The Veil of Snows
Helprin, Mark

Misty of Chincoteague
Henry, Marguerite

The Cat of Bubastes
Henty, G.A.

A Child’s History of the World
Hillyer, V.M.

All titles
Jaques, Brian

All Titles
Jansson, Tove

Phantom Tollbooth
Juster, Norton

The Water-Babies
Kingsley, Charles

Just So Stories
Kipling, Rudyard

Riki-Tiki-Tavi
Kipling, Rudyard

All Titles
Kjelgaard, Jim

Lassie series
Knight, Eric

Tales of Shakespeare
Lamb, Charles and Mary

Arabian Nights
Lang, Andrew

The Fairy Books
Lang, Andrew

All Titles
L’Engle, Madeleine

The Great Wheel
Lawson, Robert

Rabbit Hill
Lawson, Robert

Ben and Me
Lawson, Robert

Judy’s Journey
Lenski, Lois

Strawberry Girl
Lenski, Lois

Indian Captive
Lenski, Lois

We Live in the Country
Lenski, Lois

Chronicles of Narnia
Lewis, C.S.

The Story of Doctor Dolittle
Lofting, Hugh

The Voyages of Doctor Dolittle
Lofting, Hugh

The Golden Key
MacDonald, George

The Light Princess
MacDonald, George

At the Back of the North Wind
MacDonald, George

All Titles
Montgomery, L.M.

Year of the Black Pony
Morey, Walt

Gentle Ben
Morey, Walt

Kavik the Wolf Dog
Morey, Walt

Scrub Dog of Alaska
Morey, Walt

Melisande
Nesbit, E.

The Deliverers of Their Country
Nesbit, E.

Long Ago when I was Young
Nesbit, E.

Five Children and It
Nesbit, E.

The Borrowers Series
Norton, Mary

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH
O’Brien, Robert

The Secret of NIHM
O’Brien, Robert

Bob Son of Battle
Ollivant, Alfred

The Story of King Arthur and His Knights
Pyle, Howard

The Yearling
Rawlings, Kinnan

Summer of the Monkeys
Rawls, Wilson

Bambi
Salten, Felix

The Old Meadow
Selden, George

Tucker’s Countryside
Selden, George

All Titles
Seredy, Kate

Heidi
Spyri, Johanna

The Black Arrow
Stevenson, Robert Louis

Kidnapped
Stevenson, Robert Louis

All Titles
Stieg, William

Black Ships Before Troy
Sutcliff, Rosemary

Mary Poppins Series
Travers. P.L.

The Adventures of the Rat Family
Verne, Jules

Journey to the Center of the Earth
Verne, Jules

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Wiggin, Kate Douglas

A Visit to William Blake’s Inn
Willard, Nancy

The Trumpet of the Swan
White, E.B.

Stories for Children
Wilde, Oscar

All Titles
Wilder, Laura Ingalls

The Castle in the Attic
Winthrop, Elizabeth

The Swiss Family Robinson
Wyss, Johann

5th Grade - 6th Grade

Watership Down
Adams, Richard

An Old-Fashioned Girl
Alcott, Louis May

Rose in Bloom
Alcott, Louis May

Eight Cousins
Alcott, Louis May

Jo’s Boys
Alcott, Louis May

Little Men
Alcott, Louis May

Sounder
Armstrong, William

Northanger Abbey
Austen, Jane

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
AVI

The Coral Island
Ballantyne, R.M.

Wizard of Oz series (14 book original collection)
Baum, Frank

The Children’s Book of Virtues
Bennet, William

The Children’s Book of Heroes
Bennet, William

The Children’s Book of America
Bennet, William

Our Country’s Founders
Bennet, William

The Moral Compass
Bennet, William

Lorna Doone
Blackmore, R.D.

Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages
Bloom, Harold

A Gathering of Days
Blos, Joan

Jane Eyre
Bronte, Charlotte

Wuthering Heights
Bronte, Emily

Pilgrim’s Progress as retold by James Reeves
Bunyan, John

The Incredible Journey
Burnford, Sheila

Through the Looking Glass
Carroll, Lewis

The Man Who Was Thursday
Chesterton, G.K.

The Golden Fleece
Colum, Padriac

Nordic Gods & Heroes
Colum, Padriac

The Trojan War and the Adventures of Odysseus
Colum, Padriac

What Katy Did
Coolidge, Susan

What Katy Did Next
Coolidge, Susan

What Katy Did at School
Coolidge, Susan

All Titles
Cooper, Susan

All Titles
Dahl, Roald

Oliver Twist
Dickens, Charles

David Copperfield
Dickens, Charles

Hans Brinker’s Silver Skates
Dodge, Mary Mapes

All Titles
Doyle, Arthur Conan

The Three Musketeers
Dumas, Alexandre

Silas Marner
Eliot, George

The Never Ending Story
Ende, Michael

Hornblower Series
Forester, C.S.

Old Yeller
Gipson, Fred

The Princess Bride
Goldman, William

Wind in the Willows
Grahame, Kenneth

A History of US (individual volume or set of 10)
Hakim, Joy

All Titles
Henty, G.A.

Prisoner of Zenda
Hope, Anthony

Across Five Aprils
Hunt, Irene

The Water-Babies
Kingsley, Charles

Westward Ho
Kingsley, Charles

All Titles
Kipling, Rudyard

Lassie Series
Knight, Eric

All Titles
L’Engle, Madeleine

Narnia Series
Lewis, C.S.

White Fang
London, Jack

All Titles
MacDonald, George

Moby Dick
Melville, Herman

Gone with the Wind
Mitchell, Margaret

Anne of Green Gables Series
Montgomery, L.M.

All Titles
Nesbit, Edith

The Scarlet Pimpernel
Orczy, Baroness Emmuska

A Day No Pigs Would Die
Peck, Robert Newton

Men of Iron
Pyle, Howard

Otto of the Silver Hand
Pyle, Howard

All Titles
Ransome, Arthur

The Yearling
Rawlings, Marjorie

Where the Red Fern Grows
Rawls, Wilson

Ivanhoe
Scott, Sir Walter

The Complete Works
Shakespeare, William

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew
Sidney, Margaret

Heidi
Spyri, Johanna

Lord of the Ring
Tolkien, J.R.R.

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
Twain, Mark

All Titles
Verne, Jules

Candide
Voltaire

The Time Machine
Wells, H.G.

The Sword in the Stone
White, T.H.

The Once and Future King
White, T.H.

Leaves of Grass
Whitman, Walt

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Wiggin, Kate Douglas

The Happy Prince and Other Stories
Wilde, Oscar

All Titles
Wilder, Laura Ingalls

The Swiss Family Robinson
Wyss, Johann

7th Grade - 8th Grade

All Titles
Asimov, Isaac

Watership Down
Adams, Richard

All Titles
Alcott, Louisa May

A Lantern in Her Hand
Aldrich, Beth

Emma
Austen, Jane

Lorne Doone
Blackmore, R.D.

The Best Poems of the English Language: From Chaucer Through Frost
Bloom, Harold

Stories and Poems for Extremely Intelligent Children of All Ages
Bloom, Harold

Fahrenheit 451
Bradbury, Ray

House of Earth Trilogy
Buck, Pearl S.

Pilgrim’s Progress as retold by James Reeves
Bunyan, John

Song of the Lark
Cather, Willa

My Antonia
Cather, Willa

O Pioneers!
Cather, Willa

The Canterbury Tales
Chaucer, Geoffrey

Anton Chekov’s Short Stories (Norton’s Critical Edition)
Chekov, Anton

And Then There Were None
Christie, Agatha

The Moonstone
Collins, Wilkie

The Woman in White
Collins, Wilkie

Heart of Darkness
Conrad, Joseph

Nostromo
Conrad, Joseph

The Secret Agent
Conrad, Joseph

The Red Badge of Courage
Crane, Stephan

Origin of The Species
Darwin, Charles

Robinson Crusoe
DeFoe, William

Great Expectations
Dickens, Charles

Three Musketeers
Dumas, Alexandre

Count of Monte Cristo
Dumas, Alexandre

Man in the Iron Mask
Dumas, Alexandre

Silas Marner
Eliot, George

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Franklin, Benjamin

Cheaper By the Dozen
Gilbreth, Frank

With Bells on Their Toes
Gilbreth, Frank

Lord of the Flies
Golding, William

Princess Bride
Goldman, William

Les Miserables
Hugo, Voctor

Kim
Kipling, Rudyard

The Man Who Would Be King
Kipling, Rudyard

Phantom of the Opera
Laroux, Gaston

To Kill a Mockingbird
Lee, Harper

The Prince
Machiavelli, Niccolo

Moby Dick
Melville, Herman

Anne of Green Gables Series
Montgomery, L.M.

Emily Series
Montgomery, L.M.

All Titles
Tolkien, J.R.R.

Huckleberry Finn
Twain, Mark

The Mutiny on the Bounty
Nordhoff, Charles

The Scarlet Pimpernel
Orczy, Baroness Emmuska

The Complete Works
Shakespeare, William

Frankenstein
Shelley, Mary

The Jungle
Sinclair, Upton

Dracula
Stoker, Bram

The Agony and the Ecstasy
Stone, Irving

Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Stowe, Harriet Beecher

Fathers and Sons
Turgenev, Ivan

The Aeniad
Virgil

Candide
Voltaire

All Titles
Wells, H.G.

Leaves of Grass
Whitman, Walt

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Wilde, Oscar

The Swiss Family Robinson
Wyss, Johann