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    Join our journey through a classic short story, "A Jury of Her Peers," by Susan Glaspell. Along the way, you'll solve the mystery of whether Minnie Wright killed her husband and explore the story's literary elements. You will also encounter rest stops where you can read more about the structure of story and take part in activities related to "A Jury of Her Peers".

    giverThe Giver presents a "today" world of sameness: no yesterdays (historical background), no differentiated human rights, no opportunity to exercise any freedoms. Since our world is not like that, this unit is designed in the hope that, upon completion, students will have a greater appreciation of the freedoms they have in the present and future and the importance of the past in the direction of that future.
    Click here for a fun-filled Cyberguide on the Giver



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    In this unit students will explore the important themes and social issues in The Outsiders through web-based instruction and research. Most activities in this CyberGuide ask students to focus on important issues in the novel and then relate those issues to their contemporary world.  Click here for the cyberguide on the "Outsiders"

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    This is an official website of Jerry Spinelli. Read about FAQ section to learn about the author. Includes interactive quizzes and games and suggested places to get your stories published. Click here to enter his webpage. http://www.jerryspinelli.com/newbery_002.htm 

    Flashcards: Crash by Jerry Spinelli

    Want to review vocabulary from Crash? Click here http://quizlet.com/940094/crash-by-jerry-spinelli-flash-cards/ 

    Here is a worksheet you can down load to check your understanding of Crash. Just click here Worksheet Crash


    Click here to enter the official Website of Edward Boor http://www.edwardbloor.net/ 

    tangerineTangerine Discussion Guide
    Look back through Tangerine and choose what you think is the most important word or concept from this book. Don't just choose the title or a character's name — choose a word that is actually in the book that you feel sums up what the whole book is really about. Share your reasoning with others. Did any of you choose the same word? Explain the insights into Tangerine 's theme that your choice of most important word offers. Click here for some insightful discussion questions. http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/collateral.jsp?id=972_type=Book_typeId=3222

    Like to test your understanding of Tangerine click here tangerine 

    sharon creech

    Here's is a link that would bring you to Sharon Creech's Home page. At her site you can explore "The Wanderer" and all her other books. You will get to know the author while reading the frequently asked question section. You can discover what influenced the author when she was writing these books. Have fun. http://www.sharoncreech.com/meet/meet.asp

    wanderer The Wanderer
    Here are some extension activities to consider while you read the book. Head to this link to find them. http://trumpetclub.com/intermediate/activities/wanderer.htm.

    Like to check your understanding of "The Wanderer"? Click here for a review package. Wanderer Review Pack 

    witch The Witch of Blackbird Pond
    Some of our Literature is based on events that occurred in the past. It is a reflection of how society was at a certain time. To see how this novel ties into our Social Studies Theme click here. Be sure to open open the pdf study guide at the bottom of the page.  http://www.glencoe.com/sec/literature/litlibrary/witchofblackbird.html



    Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson 

    Need to test your comprehension of Fever 1793 click here for some worksheets, games and puzzles. fever 1793 mixed review

    Here is a webquest that will help take you back to Philadelphia in 1793.
  • Using the novel Fever 1793 and Internet links  your group will research, write, and edit a newspaper from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1793. There is a shortage of paper, and your group realizes that the next edition will be the last one for awhile.  You have just enough paper to put out a two page edition. http://www.southernct.edu/~ils69313/fever1793/webquest.htm 

    Click here to check out Laurie Halse Anderson's webpage 

    cisnerosSandra Cisneros webpage
Sandra Cisneros grew up so poor she says her neighborhood seemed like a war zone. There were broken buildings all around her that looked like they had been bombed. The empty buildings made her feel lonely. She was also very shy. And her family moved a lot, which meant that she never had lasting friendships. She also felt different from her classmates, who didn’t have to struggle to learn a new language and who looked so much more like the people Cisneros saw on TV. So she turned to writing to express her emotions. Her first novel, The House on Mango Street, proved successful because it was one of the few that captured Cisneros’ feelings about growing up Latina in the United States. Only when she was able to celebrate her sense of being different did she truly find her voice.
(Review courtesy of inknotes,com )
Click here to go to her website and review her life story, her works and articles written about her.

John Gardner was a scolar of mediaeval literature who incorporated much of this fantasy
into his writings. Click here to review his biography and to explore his collection of work,

george  Like to learn more about Jean Craighead George? Click on the picture to enter her website.

wolfPlay Wounded Wolf Jeapordy.
Test your knowledge of literary terms, plot and characters from this novel.