September 3

ELA A30 Sept 03/16 Non-fiction novel titles to choose from

In the A30 course, you’ll read a non-fiction and a fiction novel. Everyone has their own preferences and interests in what they’ll spend their time reading about, so I have several options for you to choose from for both these types of novel choices this year.Image result for reading quotes

You can click on the link to learn more about the novel or read ratings/reviews to help you make your choice.

Non-fiction novels – we will be reading this in the first half of the course

  1. The Secret Lives of Srg. John Wilson – Lois Simmie
  2. A House in the Sky – Amanda Linhout
  3. The Truth About Luck: What I Learned on my Road Trip with Grandma – Ian Ried
  4. An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth – Chris Hadfield
  5. Letters to my Grandchildren – David Suzuki

Fiction Novels – this will be the second novel reading in the semester

  1. Quality of Light – Richard Wagamese
  2. Indian Horse – Richard Wagamese
  3. Three Day Road – Joseph Boyden
  4. The Orenda – Joseph Boyden
  5. The Englishman’s Boy – Guy Vanderhaeghe
  6. Stones – William Bell
  7. The Life of Pi – Jan Martel
  8. The Diviners – Margarette Lawrence

If you have an idea for a replacement for either of these genres of books, talk to me and we can maybe include it in the list.

April 6

April 6/16 Of Mice and Men – Audio book read by Gary Sinise

Hi 10s,

You’ll be independently reading the novel Of Mice and M
en. For some, they may benefit and enjoy more having the book read to them and this version of audio book is perfect because it’s read by the actor who plays George in the movie.

Embedded here is a playlist of the six chapters of the book. In total, it amounts to just over three hours worth of reading.

Note: If you use the audio book to read this novel, the recommendation would be to follow along in your book while you listen to it. This has been studied and shows to improve reading ability and your comprehension of the text. If you listen to the novel and aren’t able to follow along, that’s up to you.

It’s here as an option.