Reading Department

The goal of the Caloosa Middle School Reading Department is to provide quality comprehensive reading programs created to help students improve their reading skills so that they may excel in academic and independent reading tasks. The skills learned in the reading courses will aid in a student’s success with reading, writing, and critical thinking in other courses.



Language!Live (FSA Level 1)

LANGUAGE! Live® is a comprehensive blended-learning solution for struggling readers that inspires a new level of confidence and drive to help students become proficient readersNGLANGUAGE! 

- Struggling readers excel to close the gap faster than with any other literacy product.

- Uses innovative technology to strengthen phonemic awareness.

- Leverages teacher guidance for language arts curriculum.

- Merges leading-edge research and data-driven assessment in a unique, motivational,

classroom-tested approach.Inside (FSA Level 2)

Experience the world in the classroom with authentic, multicultural literature and National Geographic informational texts. Students will become stronger readers with well-known authors and National Geographic Explorers.

- Teach with new explorations and discovery
- Engage students with National Geographic exclusive content

- Achieve success with Common Core State Standards.

Expert 21 (FSA 3-5)

- Research-based and proven literacy solutions set every student on a path to reading and writing proficiency

- Maximize imagination. Amplify success. Every student should wield the inspirational power of literacy. From comprehensive instruction to adaptive assessments and technology-driven targeted interventions, our solutions are designed to engage, empower, and propel reading and writing success for the whole classroom.


Book Recommendations - The orange links will take you to where the books can be purchased. Books can be also be rented from the Lee County Library online -

Bad Island by Doug TenNaple

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Sisters, Guts, and Drama.  

Wings of Fire series by Tui T. Sutherland

Wings of Fire #13: The Poison Jungle

Wings of Fire Graphic Novel #3: The Hidden Kingdom.  

I Survived : sinking of the Titanic, The Great Molasses Flood of 1919

Big Nate series by Lincoln Peirce

Big Nate: In a Class by Himself is the first book in this fun-loving series.

Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney

Judy Blume: The Complete Set of Fudge by Judy Blume 

Looking for more options? Check out the link below!





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Gina Whidden Yailin Castro Casey Chenoweth


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Lauren Collins Heather Crouse Holly Fair


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Stephanie Fearn Alicia Ford Nancy Van Alstyne


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Sharla Wold

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