Independent Reading


We read to know we are not alone.

– C.S. Lewis

Independent reading is an integral part of our English class.  The research is endless on the benefits of reading – and reading frequently.  We will begin nearly every Friday with 10-15 minutes of independent reading.  That is how important it is!

To help you develop healthy reading habits, we have a requirement of reading 15 books throughout the year.  This includes the 3-4 in-class novels we will be reading.  The rest will be your choice, ensuring you choose from a few different genres.

E-Books from the Helena High Library as well as the Lewis and Clark Library are available as well as physical books from both libraries and our classroom library.

To check out books from as well as return books to our classroom library, please go to this website:

Username:  SchulteLibrary

Password:  BengalSchulte

Read wildly!