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8th Grade Reading, Mr. Fox's class: Thursday 11/15/07

Valley Library Web Page
  • Card Catalog
  • Valley Reads

Literary Analysis, Mrs. Rule's class

"A classic is something that everybody wants to have read and nobody wants to read." ~Mark Twain

Check out these video clips from the Great Books Series on DiscoveryLearning (this is an AEA Online resource, you'll need user name/password - see Mrs. J. or posters throughout the building).

  • Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka
"What if you woke to find yourself transformed into a giant bug? When a mild-mannered salesman turns into an insect overnight, his family reacts with dismay, recrimination, and ultimately, murder. Gregor Samsa, Kafka’s protagonist, finds that alienation, family dysfunction, paranoia, and bureaucracy define life." Kafka.asf

  • Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte
"On the cold, damp moors of England burned a love that transcended death. Emily Brontë’s novel of thwarted passion and cruelty was considered immoral when it was first published." EBronte.asf

Outstanding Books for the College Bound

Updated every five years, this comprehensive list provides reading recommendations to students who plan to continue their education beyond high school.