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  • TEKS are the standards that teachers are mandated by the State to teach to all students. You may access the TEKS for my course HERE


  • In order to become a better reader, a student needs vast opportunities to read. We will read a LOT in my classroom. In addition, I recomend that Middle School students read at home for at least 30 minutes on a daily basis.

    Below you may find some resources to access reading materials:

    Books from the school library or the public library in your community.

    Cool Summer Reading and Learning for Middle School Kids: Author Susan Curtis highlights some of the most useful websites, ideas, and strategies for helping middle school students stay active readers during the summer.

    Summer Learning Resources for Parents From Colorín Colorado: This reading resource roundup for parents is awesome! You'll find guides, tips, and reading lesson ideas in Spanish and English. 

    Authonomy has 70 free ebooks under a search for Young Adult.  All are available for free reading online without registration.

    AuthorStand has a nice sized collection of free novels and short stories in its Young Adult section.  These are original works by generally unpublished authors.  Available for free download in PDF.

    Bibliotastic offers 11 free novels in their Teen & Youg Adult Category.  These are contemporary works by authors who are generally unpublished and are unique to this site.

    BookRix has almost 1000 free ebooks in its Juvenile fiction category.  These are available for free download in EPUB or for free reading online.

    Booksie has over 13,000 works in its young adult category.  These range from short stories to novels and are unique works of unpublished authors.  All are available for free reading online or free download in PDF (press "Generate eBook" button).

    Classicly has almost 1800 free novels in its Young Adults collection.  These are available for free download in PDF or Kindle (AZW).

    ClovisNews offers about 100 free classic novels for free reading online (the download links all appear to be dead). 

    Cory Doctorow  offers his novel, Little Brother, for free download in a wide variety of formats.

    DigitalBookIndex offers over 500 free classic novels in its various Juvenile & Young Adult Fiction categories.  Main link is to the general category.  They also have  Boys and Girls categories as well as MysteryScience Fiction and Non-fiction (Teens) that offer differing works. 

    DigiLibraries has over 2,000 free ebooks in their juvenile fiction category as well as over 200 works in their Juvenile non-Fiction category and 27 free ebooks in their Juvenile Horror & Ghost Stories category.  Most are available for free reading online as well as free download in PDF, MOBI and EPUB.

    eBooksFree has 2 free unique novels in its Teen & Young Adult category available for free download in PDF.  (The books listed below under Sponsored are all links to pay sites)

    eBooksInternational has 7 free classic novels in its Young Adults category available for free download in PDF. 

    FeedBooks has around 200 free novels in its Original Books Juvenile & Young Adult genre as well as over 100 free novels in their Public domain (classic) Juvenile & Young Adult section.

    FreeOnlineNovels has around 200 free novels in its Young Adult category.  These appear to be original books from unpublished authors.  All are available for free reading online and some for free download in PDF.

    GoodReads has a listing of 95 free young adult ebooks. All are available for download at their site.

    MagicKeys has 7 free books for young adults.  All are available for free reading online without registration.

    ManyBooks (Young Readers)  2443 free classic books available for online viewing or download in an extremely large variety of formats.

    PublicBookShelf has 5 free novels for Teens for free reading online.  2 are classics and 3 are newer and unique works.

    Read.gov has 6 classic novels for teens available for free reading online or free download in PDF.