Decker Middle School English Language Arts and Reading Support Site
The Decker Middle School ELAR (English Language Arts and Reading) team is committed to developing all students' ability to read, write, and communicate with confidence. We value making reading fun, challenging, and relevant. We use research based instructional tools and strategies to promote literacy and higher level thinking skills, and we pride ourselves on fostering a culture of reading excellence!
This website is designed to house support tools for students, teachers, and parents. We will include recommended books for reading at home, websites to extend learning, and school announcements.
Please use the Contact Us section below for any questions or recommendations to our lists on the site.
Suggested Books for At-Home Reading!
by Lois Lowery Year Published: 1998
Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It's now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers marching through town. When the Jews of Denmark are "relocated," Ellen moves in with the Johansens and pretends to be one of the family. Soon Annemarie is asked to go on a dangerous mission to save Ellen's life.