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Ms. Fatima Iglesias - Middle School Language Arts


This year it was my pleasure to teach your children.  I have seen their growth and their capabilities and I am so proud of them.  I am looking forward to seeing them grow even more next year.  Have a great summer and I will see you in August.



Fatima J. Iglesias


Updated Saturday 05-28-2022 01:33am

Classroom Notes

This year we will be reading various books in all grades.  In sixth Grade we will be reading:  The Giver, I Am Malala, The Breadwinner, Julie of the Wolves, A Long Walk to Water and The Lightning Thief

In seventh Grade we will be reading: A Christmas Carol, The Hobbit, A Wrinkle In Time, I Am Still Alive, Ghost, and Bud, Not Buddy.

In eight Grade we will be reading:  Feed, Coraline, Night,  Four Perfect Pebbles, The Outsiders, Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl,

 Recommended Reading List

Born at Midnight series by C. C. Hunter is the winner!

This great list is from the Newton Free Library system. It has great detailed book reviews if you click on the title. I found many of our favorite new books there that are middle school approved.

YA Dystopian Like THE GIVER

Best Graphic Novels for Middle School 

Best Historical Fiction

For YA Boys:

There seems to be a real scarcity of great Young Adult books for boys which is a real shame because research shows that reading drops off for boys starting in 7th grade! Try these books if you are noticing your son is reading less.

Thought Provoking and Downright Scary Book 

 Amazing Novels in Verse

Best Multicultural Middle Grade Books

Books to Get Your Gamer Reading

One strategy to get kids — tweens and teens included — reading more is to match books with things they are interested in. These were the sports chapter books that stood out.



I would hand this chapter book to any kid who worries about making the cut.

Books for Reluctant Middle School Readers

Diversity Picture Books for 6th Grade


Middle School Chapter Books from Books4YourKids

Top 100 Best Young Adult Books by Persnickety Snark’s Poll

Books for the Middle Grade Reluctant Reader

Some ideas for middle school readers who may be good at reading but just don’t like to read.

Multicultural Books for Middle School

If kids need to read about someone like them, try these multicultural books.

PickyKidPix 6th Grade Recommended Books

PickyKidPix 7th Grade Recommended Books

PickyKidPix 8th Grade Recommended Books

I hope that you enjoy these books and choose to read at least four of them throughout the year.




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