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Lessons by Ramos

Our Books for 9th Grade

Our Book and Reading List for 10th Grade
Parent Letter for 9th Grade
Parent Letter for 10th Grade
California Standards for 9th and 10th Grade English
Want to learn more about the books that your student will be reading in my class? 
Here is a copy directly from the READ 180 website. 
If you would like to learn more about READ 180 click here.


High School Paperbacks


Destination Disaster! Around the World with Nellie Bly
plays by Adam Grant and by Suzanne McCabe

Gym Rats
nonfiction by Michael Dahlie

Hot Tracks: Careers in the Music Business
nonfiction by Julian Fleisher

NASCAR: Behind the Wheel and Behind the Scenes
nonfiction by Lisa Trumbauer

The Odyssey
graphic classic based on the epic poem by Homer

The Perfect Match
fiction by Leslie James

Raising the Roof: WNBA Action on the Court and Behind the Scenes
nonfiction by Jennifer Blake

Survivors: True Stories About Real Kids
nonfiction by Elizabeth Murray, Zoe Kashner, and others

Yo, Yolanda!: Advice from an Expert
nonfiction by Kim Feltes


Coming to America: Voices of Teenage Immigrants
nonfiction by John DiConsiglio

Dangerous Game
fiction by Tracey West

Dracula/Romeo and Juliet
plays based on the novel by Bram Stoker and on the play by William Shakespeare

Escape From the Ice: Shackleton and the Endurance
nonfiction by Connie and Peter Roop

The Plague
historical fiction by Tod Olson

The Skin I'm In
fiction by Sharon G. Flake

fiction by Jerry Spinelli

Sunny: Diary Two
fiction by Ann M. Martin

Super Jobs in Comic Books
nonfiction by Freddie Franco

War of the Worlds
graphic classic based on the novel by H.G. Wells


The Body Book: An Owner's Guide to Fueling, Fixing, and Running the Most Important Machine You Own

Driver's Ed
fiction by Caroline B. Cooney

graphic classic based on the novel by Jane Austen

Forged By Fire
fiction by Sharon M. Draper

Hope Was Here
fiction by Joan Bauer

In Your Face: Poems About Real Life
poetry compiled by Tina Posner

Rat Attacks
nonfiction by Cynthia Laslo

fiction by Walter Dean Myers

Stick & Whittle
historical fiction by Sid Hite

historical fiction by Jan Hudson


fiction by Alice Hoffman

Black Diamond: The Story of the Negro Baseball Leagues
nonfiction by Patricia C. McKissack and Fredrick McKissack Jr.

Darkness Over Denmark: The Danish Resistance and the Rescue of the Jews<br> nonfiction by Ellen Levine

The Greatest: Muhammad Ali
biography by Walter Dean Myers

Ted Hasselbring
graphic classic based on the play by William Shakespeare

Out of War: True Stories from the Front Lines
nonfiction by Sara Cameron

Ripley's Believe It or Not!
nonfiction by Mary Packard

Swallowing Stones
fiction by Joyce McDonald

The World at Her Fingertips: The Story of Helen Keller
biography by Joan Dash

The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook
nonfiction by Joshua Priven and David Borgenicht

The "thicker" books are all on audio.  Students can listen to the audio book read to them on tape.   Every student in my class knows where to plug in and read on.  This is a copy of the audio books from our READ 180 collection.
High School Audio Books
Cleopatra VII: Daughter of the Nile

historical fiction by Kristiana Gregory
Esperanza Rising

historical fiction by Pam Munoz Ryan

fiction by Louis Sachar
Make Lemonade

fiction by Virginia Euwer Wolff

fiction by Walter Dean Myers
The Rumpelstiltskin Problem

humorous fiction by Vivian Vande Velde
Soldier's Heart

historical fiction by Gary Paulsen

fiction by Laurie Halse Anderson
Torn Thread

historical fiction by Anne Isaacs
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

fiction by Kimberly Willis Holt

fiction by Paul Fleischman
Within Reach: My Everest Story

autobiography by Mark Pfetzer and Jack Galvin

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