St. Francis Xavier School

Middle School Reading

Happy New Year! 
 
5th graders will be reading "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine l'Engle during the third quarter.  They will explore the themes of problem solving and how we investigate questions in nature in the basal text.  They will also memorize Longfellow's poem, "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere".
 
6th Graders will be reading "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt during the third quarter.  They will continue to explore the theme of how people work together to solve their problems and how life forms vary in different environments.
 
7th Graders will be reading "The Hiding Place" by Corrie ten Boom during the third quarter.  They will explore the elements of plot, characterization, and theme with a focus on conflict in literature.  They will also work on analytical writing as they prepare for high school.
 
All Middle School students are working toward their AR goals!  The last day to take AR tests for the third quarter is Friday, March 2nd.