Extensive Reading Books

The theme this block is "Books." We at Nomen Global love books and try to share our love of reading with the students. In our Extensive Reading curriculum, we have chosen some of our favorite books for our students to read. Learn about some of the books we have selected and the reasons they are great.

The Alchemist
Paulo Coelho
A student favorite, The Alchemist follows the life-changing adventure of a poor shepherd. On his quest, he meets danger, challenges, and even love, and discovers not the treasure he was seeking but one far more valuable. 

Louis Sachar
When sent to a juvenile correction facility, Stanley must face the injustice of undeserved punishment. He must dig holes all day, every day. However, when Stanley realizes that the warden is actually looking for something, he must figure out what it is and why.

The Giver
Lois Lowry
A classic dystopia, The Giver makes the reader understand and appreciate the value of choice. When Jonas is chosen to learn about life outside of the Community, he must decide what is most important to him. 

To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee
One of the great American classic novels, To Kill a Mockingbird teaches readers about the social injustices present in the early 20th century. Two children watch as their father, a local lawyer (and modern hero), fight for racial equality in a serious trial. 

The Diary of a Young Girl
Anne Frank
Throughout her terrifying experience hiding from Nazis in the Netherlands during World War II, young Anne documents her experiences, fears, and dreams in this revealing diary. 

And Then There Were None
Agatha Christie
This novel is a classic, best-selling mystery about 10 people who are invited to an isolated island. One by one, the guests are mysteriously murdered until none are left. If you enjoy solving mysteries, thrilling plots, and surprise endings, be sure to read And Then There Were None.

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Student Spotlight: Alvaro Aguilar

Alvaro Aguilar is originally from Bolivia. He has been studying English at Nomen Global for one semester and has just begun his second semester here. Alvaro chose to study English at Nomen Global to prepare himself for an American university. He plans to apply and study at a university after he finishes preparing for the TOEFL.

Alvaro enjoys studying at our school because he feels like the teachers and the other students are one big, extended family. In fact, the most important thing to Alvaro is his family, so we are happy to hear that he feels at home!

Alvaro's greatest success is graduating from high school. He also has plans and goals for the future: He hopes to have a good life and have everything he needs. Alvaro also enjoys playing sports, especially soccer. Since so many of our students enjoy soccer like Alvaro, they get together every week for a good soccer game. He also loves Bolivian food!

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Happy Labor Day!

Enjoy your day off, students! Have a great Labor Day!

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