Browse the books available in the MS Reading Zone in the library.
For middle school students who are not strong readers, see these recommended books (roughly Fountas & Pinnell levels O through T):
For middle school students and upper primary students who are strong readers, here are some series in the secondary library they might like.
NB: Heavy on fantasy (because less likely to include mature content!) AND only the 1st in a series is included.
Fountas & Pinnell (F&P) is a leveling system which we use in our primary and middle school. Click here for a UWC-working-document scanned booklet outlining the different levels.
You can always search for books by F&P in the Destiny catalog system.
There are also links to each of the Middle School Class Libraries with associated F&P levels on the Visual Search page.
Starting in 2015-2016, the high school English department have had "fresh" stocks of books, rotating through their classroom four times a year.
These collections, known as "Fresh Reads," contain recent, popular reads for students to borrow in addition to the teacher's classroom library and are held in spinning racks on wheels.
And there are three full sets of each -- SPADES, CLUBS, and DIAMONDS -- where each classroom will belong to the SPADES or CLUBS or DIAMOND group.
So in any HS English classroom at any time, there should always be a revolving rack clearly showing a collection color and group symbol, e.g.,
Each book is clearly labeled by color (collection) and symbol (classroom sharing group).
Teachers loan these books out using their iPhone or iPad and the Follett Destiny app -- which allows them to check out and check in books on the Destiny systems.
Friend us on Goodreads -- or just follow our reviews. It's such a useful social platform to follow what we all are reading.
Teachers! Do you have favorite pairings of books you love to recommend? Then share them on this public Google Plus community - Reading Constellations.
For more detail about how these satellite collections are managed in conjunction with the library collection (all cataloged in Follett Destiny), see these blog posts by Katie Day: