Core Literature Books for 6 th -8 th Grade The titles below may be used for classroom instruction for the FIRST time at the grade level designated in the list. This means that before the designated grade level, the book will not be taught, read aloud, placed on a teacher-generated recommended reading list, seen on a video, or used in a small group, large group, or literature circle setting. If a student chooses a CORE literature for independent reading during Reader's Workshop, the teacher may conference with the student on that book.
You do not need to purge CORE titles from lower grade's current classroom libraries. Sixth Grade Black Pearl 980 Bridge to Terabithia 810 Call It Courage 830 The Cay 860 Dragonwings 870 Egypt Game 1010 Golden Goblet 930 Maroo of the Winter Caves 840 Stranger Came Ashore 1060 Seventh Grade Anna of Byzantium 910 Beowulf 790-1760 (depends on version) Ghosts of Tokkaido Inn 740 King of Shadows 1010 The King 9s Shadow 940 Legend of Tarik 920 The Outsiders 750 Proud Taste for Scarlet & Miniver 770 Samurai 9s Tale 960 Shadow Spinner 710 Shakespeare Stealer 840 Eighth Grade Across Five Aprils 1100 Deathwatch 990 The Giver 760 Johnny ... more. less.
Tremain 840 Murder on the Orient Express 640 Nothing But the Truth (No Lexile due to book's format) The Pearl 980 Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry 920 Shades of Gray 800 Slave Dancer 970 To Be a Slave 1080 Tom Sawyer 950