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Home Page for All Classes

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Welcome to Mrs. Kinser's online classroom!

New Franklin High School


"Nothing will work unless you do." - Maya Angelou


Practical English, CAII, CAIII, and CAIV


  • Be sure to have a reading book for Silent Reading Time.

What to bring to class every day:

     Silent Reading Book

     Pencil (or pen, but a pencil is best) 

     1 Inch 3-Ring Binder (with homework, handouts, and notebook paper)

     Textbook (if there is one)


"Once you learn to read, you will forever be free" - Frederick Douglass


What to read?  Book Ideas:


The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

The Huntress by Kate Quinn

Educated by Tara Westover 

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

My Grandmother Asked Me to tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens

A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman

in a dark, dark wood by Ruth Ware

Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler

Cinder by Marissa Meyer 

Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Steward

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

The True Diary of a Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexie 

The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August by Claire North

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult 

The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd 

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver 

Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese

I'll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan 

And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Neverwhere Neil Gaiman

The Goldfinch Donna Tartt

The Weight of Blood Laura McHugh

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

This is Where I Leave You Jonathan Tropper 

Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rececca Skloot  

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas  

The Hunger Games (series of three) by Suzanne Collins

11-22-63 by Stephen King

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Bel Canto by Ann Patchett

The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce 

The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michael Finkel

The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

The Giver by Lois Lowry

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor

Harry Potter (series of seven) by J.K. Rowling

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Mark Haddon

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Help for the Haunted by John Searles

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

The Help by Kathryn Stocket

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Looking for Alaska by John Green 

My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult

Animal Farm by George Orwell

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

Brian's Winter by Gary Paulsen

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

1984 by George Orwell

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Let the Circle Be Unbroken by Mildred D. Taylor

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings (series of three) by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahira

The Rope Walk by Carrie Brown

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

The Power of Half by Kevin Salwen and Hannah Salwen

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen



"Education is the cornerstone of liberty" - Eleanor Roosevelt



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The New Franklin R-1 School District and Lisa Kinser are not responsible for questionable or controversial materials that may be found through external links to this site and the school district's site.




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