St. Francis Xavier School

Middle School Reading

Back to School!
 
We are back to school on Wednesday, August 16th!  We will begin the school year by taking summer reading tests.  All summer reading tests must be taken by Tuesday, August 22nd.
 
5th graders will be working in the basal text during the first quarter.  They will explore the themes of problem solving and how we meet our needs.
 
6th Graders will begin the first quarter working in the basal text.  They will explore the theme of how new experiences offer new perspectives.  Then, they will read "Maniac Magee" by Jerry Spinelli.
 
7th Graders will begin the first quarter working in the basal text.  They will explore the elements of plot with a focus on conflict in literature.  Then, they will read "The Giver" by Lois Lowry.