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Level 4: grades 9-12

Level 4 Literature and Writing Discovery Guides are recommended for high school students (grades 9–12) who have acquired the skills and proficiency necessary to read and to respond to a complex piece of literature. In addition to tracing character development, students will also research themes, symbols, and motifs, have weekly writing activities and culminate study with an original essay and creative project. Each guide is designed to be completed in five weeks, which allows students to comfortably work through six units in a typical school year.

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Grades 9-12


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Year Pack - Level 4A

Year Pack - Level 4A

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The Screwtape Letters

The Screwtape Letters

A tempting read!
C.S. Lewis
The Red Umbrella

The Red Umbrella

Will Lucía Álvarez ever see her parents again?
Cristina Diaz
The Boys in the Boat

The Boys in the Boat

Will the Boys row to gold?
Daniel Brown
Skellig

Skellig

How will Michael overcome his feelings of helplessness?
David Almond
Skelletons on the Zahara

Skelletons on the Zahara

Will the crew of the Commerce survive disaster?
Dean King
Howl's Moving Castle

Howl's Moving Castle

What will happen when Sophie attracts the ire of the Witch of the Waste?
Diana Wynne Jones
I, Juan de Pareja

I, Juan de Pareja

What will happen when Juan de Pareja is uprooted from the only home he has known?
Elizabeth Borton de Trevino
Eggs

Eggs

Will David and Primrose eventually discover what is missing in their lives?
Gloria Whelan
Homeless Bird

Homeless Bird

Like many girls her age in India, thirteen–year–old Koly faces her arranged marriage with hope and courage.
Gloria Whelan
To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Who is leaving gifts in the hollowed tree outside the Radley house?
Harper Lee
Counting by 7s

Counting by 7s

How will Willow move beyond her grief?
Holly Goldberg Sloan
Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Explore Lincoln’s life, with his gangling humorous ways like a well-beloved friend.
James Daugherty
Of Courage Undaunted

Of Courage Undaunted

Follow Lewis and Clark on their 3555-mile trek from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean.
James Daugherty
Sense & Sensibility

Sense & Sensibility

What will be the fate of the Dashwood sisters?
Jane Austin
Hope Was Here

Hope Was Here

Everyone can use a little hope!
Joan Bauer
Catherine Called Birdy

Catherine Called Birdy

Will Catherine be allowed to choose her own destiny?
Karen Cushman
The Help

The Help

Will Aibileen, Minny, and Skeeter be able to tell all?
Katheryn Stockett
The Giver

The Giver

What will happen when Jonas learns he has not been given a normal assignment?
Lois Lowry
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

Will Christopher unravel the mystery of Wellington’s murder?
Mark Haddon
The Book Thief

The Book Thief

What will Liesel Meminger encounter as she pages through her stolen books?
Markus Zusack
Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

At what temperature do books burn?
Ray Bradbury
Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes

What will happen when the boys discover the secret of the carnival’s smoke, mazes, and mirrors?
Ray Bradbury
The Outsiders

The Outsiders

Who can you count on?
S.E. Hinton
The House on Mango Street

The House on Mango Street

Will Esperanza ever belong?
Sandra Cisneros
The Cellist of Sarajevo

The Cellist of Sarajevo

In a city under siege, how will four upended lives be reminded of what it is to be human?
Steven Galloway
Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

Who will rule?
William Golding

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