Exemplary Texts for Grades 6 - 8(Links will navigate you to Destiny or another online version of the text.)StoriesAlcott, Louisa May. Little WomenClick to: Report a Problem | Email the TeacherL’Engle, Madeleine. A Wrinkle in TimeCooper, Susan. The Dark Is RisingYep, Laurence. DragonwingsTaylor, Mildred D. Roll of Thunder, Hear My CryHamilton, Virginia. The People Could FlyPaterson, Katherine. The Tale of the Mandarin DucksCisneros, Sandra. "Eleven”Sutcliff, Rosemary. Black Ships Before Troy: The Story of the IliadDramaFletcher, Louise. Sorry, Wrong Number.Goodrich, Frances and Albert Hackett. The Diary of Anne Frank: A Play.PoetryLongfellow, Henry Wadsworth. “Paul Revere’s Ride.”Whitman, Walt. “O Captain! My Captain!”Carroll, Lewis. “Jabberwocky.”Navajo tradition. “Twelfth Song of Thunder.”Dickinson, Emily. “The Railway Train.”Yeats, William Butler. “The Song of Wandering Aengus.”Frost, Robert. “The Road Not Taken.”Sandburg, Carl. “Chicago.”Hughes, Langston. “I, Too, Sing America.”Neruda, Pablo. “The Book of Questions.”Soto, Gary. “Oranges.”Giovanni, Nikki. “A Poem for My Librarian, Mrs. Long.” (available in EBSCO, Pioneer Library)Informational Texts: English Language ArtsAdams, John. “Letter on Thomas Jefferson.”Douglass, Frederick. Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by HimselfChurchill, Winston. “Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: Address to Parliament on May 13th, 1940.”Petry, Ann. Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad.Steinbeck, John. Travels with Charley: In Search of America.Informational Texts: History/Social StudiesUnited States. Preamble and First Amendment to the United States Constitution. (1787, 1791).Lord, Walter. A Night to Remember.Isaacson, Phillip. A Short Walk through the Pyramids and through the World of Art.Murphy, Jim. The Great Fire.Greenberg, Jan, and Sandra Jordan. Vincent Van Gogh: Portrait of an Artist.Partridge, Elizabeth. This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody Guthrie.Monk, Linda R. Words We Live By: Your Annotated Guide to the Constitution.Freedman, Russell. Freedom Walkers: The Story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.Informational Texts: Science, Mathematics, and Technical SubjectsMacaulay, David. Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction. (L 1120)Mackay, Donald. The Building of Manhattan.Enzensberger, Hans Magnus. The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure. (L 580)Peterson, Ivars and Nancy Henderson. Math Trek: Adventures in the Math Zone.Katz, John. Geeks: How Two Lost Boys Rode the Internet out of Idaho. (L 1070)Petroski, Henry. “The Evolution of the Grocery Bag.”(complete article available in EBSCO, Pioneer Library)“Geology.” U*X*L Encyclopedia of Science.“Space Probe.” Astronomy & Space: From the Big Bang to the Big Crunch.“Elementary Particles.” New Book of Popular Science.California Invasive Plant Council. Invasive Plant Inventory.