Throughout the year we will read three novels. We begin the year by reading "Brian's Winter" this novel focuses on a young characters abilities to survive alone in the Canadian wilderness through the harshness of winter.
We will also be reading "Holes" this year. This novel focuses on a character who is sent to a juvenile detention facility and the struggles he must go through.
The third novel we will be reading is "Brady". This novel takes place in Washington County during the Pre-Civil War Era.
Along with reading novels, throughout the year we will also read nonfiction articles and short stories.
One of our main focuses this year will be writing TDA essays (text-dependent analysis).