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Upon arriving at Huaer, scholars should exhibit a positive attitude towards their teachers and
fellow peers and be excited to join our campus! New scholars will be given a diagnostic exam
that tests their reading comprehension and grammar skills, as well as an individual speaking
exam. We will then take both scores and, as a department, place them in a group which we
feel will be most accommodating to the scholars’ individual needs (beginning, developing,
Independent Reading List-Developing Grade 8
1. Alchemyst – Michael D. Scott
2. The Black Pearl by By Scott O'Dell
3. Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
4. Liar and Spy – Rebecca Stead)
5. A Child Called “It”: One Child’s Courage to Survive – Dave Pelzer
6. .When You Reach Me – Rebecca Stead
7. The True Meaning of Smek Day (recommend audio recording) – Adam Rex
8. Cracker: The Best Dog in Vietnam – Cynthia Kadohata
9. The False Prince – Jennifer Nielson
10. Diamonds in the Shadow – Caroline B. Cooney
11. Twerp --- Mark Goldblatt
12. Ruins of Gorlan – John Flanagan
13. Cinder – Marissa Meyer
14. Guys Write for Guys Read – Jon Scieszka
Novel Units To Be Covered in Class (May be subject to change)
The Joy Luck Club
Independent Reading List-Developing Grade 7
1. Knucklehead – Jon Scieszka
2. Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie – Jordan Sonnenblick
3. Not Exactly Normal – Devin Brown
4. The Lions of Little Rock – Kristin Levine
5. Warriors Don’t Cry – Melba Patillo Beals
6. Stormbreaker – Anthony Horowitz
7. New Kid- Jerry Craft
8. A Place to Belong- Cynthia Kadohata
9. The Giver -Louis Lowry
10. The Wednesday Wars- Gary D. Schmidt
11. The Crossover-Kwame Alexander
12. Touching Spirit Bear-Ben Mikaelsen
13. The Book Thief-Markus Zusak
14. The Girl Who Drank The Moon-Kelly Barnhill
Novel Units To Be Covered in Class (May be subject to change)
The Giver -Louis Lowry
Independent Reading List-Developing Grade 6
1.Are You My Mother? P.D. Eastman
2. Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss
3. Hi! Fly Guy Tedd Arnold
4. Frog and Toad Together Arnold Lobel
5. A Short Tale about a Long Dog Henry Winkler and Lyn Oliver
6. Owl at Home Arnold Lobel
7. Duck on a Bike Davis Shannon
8. Ivy and Bean Annie Burrows
9. Flora and Ulysses Kate DiCamillo
10. My Father’s Dragon Ruth Stiles Gannett
11. Horrible Harry Goes to the Moon Suzy Kline
12. Sarah, Plain and Tall Patricia MacLachlan
13. Henry and Mudge: The First Book of Their Adventures Cythia Rylant
14. The Raft Jim LaMarche
15. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
16. The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett
17. Matilda Roald Dahl
18. Wonder R.J. Palacio
19. Bud not Buddy Christopher Paul Curtis
20. Esperanza Rising Pam Munoz Ryan
21. Charlotte’s Web E.B. White
22. Goosebumps: Ghost Beach R.L. Stine
Novel Units To Be Covered in Class (May be subject to change)
Wonder- R.J Palacio
Charlotte’s Web- E.B. White