For my first year teaching, I was provided with very little groundwork from the previous teacher. After the initial panic of having no idea where to start, I made a list of books that I wanted to teach sixth and seventh graders. I thought about the writing pieces that could correspond with different books. I went through supplies that I needed in middle school, high school, college that helped for a successful learning experience. Suddenly, the brainstorming became my curriculum.
This download includes my sixth and seventh grade booklists featuring books that were used as class books and books offered for literature circles. It also offers the supply list that I used in my classroom. I would provide these handouts to my students at the beginning of the year to give them an overview of the year ahead.