Hey guys, havent posted in a while. i have just accepted a new job working at a middle school. I am teaching 6th and 8th grade language arts. I am working on 3 "anchor" novels for each grade. My school is covering all of their social studies standards in other classes. As I the only person certified for ss I have to try and get as many ss standards covered in my la class as I can...... So I am trying to pick novels that coincide with So far I have: 6th - the egypt game (linked with social studies - ancient cultures) - hoot (linked with science as they are doing animals, living things etc) I really need a third book for 6th grade that links with ohio's ss standards. They mostly cover ancient cultures, egypt, china, mesapotamia etc 8th grade - johnny tremain (linked with ss - american revolution) - trouble don't last (linked with ss - slavery/underground railroad) -to kill a mockingbird (it goes past middle school ss standards but I desperately wanted to do it still) Do you guys think the ones I have are ok? What else could I use for 6th grade novel?