Independent Reading Assignment & Book Trailers

Reading Assignment

Independent Reading Assignment  Here is the list of suggested books and the permission slip for the assignment.

Independent Reading First Pages Check out the first pages to these popular independent reading books. You must use your account to view.

NoveList Database: Coming of Age Stories If you access it from home, username: TZHS, password: student

The Best YA Books to Get Excited About a great list of popular young adult novels with brief summaries

Independent Reading Essay Topics Essay topics

Independent Essay Peer Review Sheet

EHS Peer Reviewers Make contact through email first; then send your essay through Google Docs or email

Book Trailer Assignment

After you complete your independent reading and write your essay, you will create a book trailer to advertise your book.

Book Trailer Handouts from Ms. Parker-Hennion, as given out in class

Fahrenheit 451 –  Sample Book Trailer Made by Ms. McMane to show you how a book trailer might look

Submit your book trailer here Please bring your copy of the book trailer rubric to class with your name on it, and staple the QR code to it if you made one. These will be collected on the due date. (If you cannot find your rubric, print one out using the link above).

Sample QR Code

Sample Book Trailers

Perks of Being a Wallflower uses original video to re-enact the story!

Perks of Being a Wallflower uses art to recreate the story

Looking for Alaska uses original video to re-enact the story!

Autobiography of a Face

Fat Kid Rules the World

Eleanor and Park

I Am the Cheese

The Sun Is Also a Star

Turtles All the Way Down

The Virgin Suicides

The Long Night of Leo and Bree

House of the Scorpion

A Separate Peace

White Oleander


The Hate U Give





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