Suggested Reading List
The following list is suggested only. This list is to be used as a guide. It was taken from the New York State Education Department’s website (http://www.emsc.nysed.gov/ciai/ela/pub/elaim.pdf) and contains both grade level and advanced selections. Please choose a book that is of interest to you. Keep in mind that if you read one of these now, and again later on (next year or 5 years from now…) you will gain a different viewpoint, meaning, or understanding of the book. As we grow and change, so does our understanding. Keep an open mind!
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by Great Source Year Published:I'm always asked if there is a resource that is student-friendly to assist students in writing, researching, and improving their study skills. Write Source 2000 is a book that I have been recommending for years. Write Source 2000 is from a group of teachers and writers who develop materials for students and instructors from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Write Source 2000 is a complete writing handbook, covering everything from revising skills to writing essays and research papers, from writing with style to writing personal narratives and book reviews. Write Source 2000 also serves as a helpful learning guide, covering everything from study-reading to note taking and test taking, from speaking and listening skills to Internet searches. All of the information in the handbook divided into five main sections: •The Process of Writing will help you develop important writing skills-including using the writing process and writing effective paragraphs. •The Forms of Writing provides guidelines and models for many types of writing that you will be assigned across the curriculum. •The Tools of Learning contains guidelines and strategies that will help you improve your study skills. •The Proofreader's Guide covers the basic rules for spelling, punctuation, capitalization, and grammar. •The Student Almanac includes maps, charts, and tables to use in all of your classes.