Mr. van Valle

Phone: 425-366-5000


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in English Education without Certification Masters of Education

Mr. van Valle

Class Announcements

  • Continue to read the class novel. If you finish it, then discuss with your family the option of watching the movie in order to compare the novel and the film.

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Novel List

  • Fahrenheit 451

    by Ray Bradbury Year Published: 1966

    Summary: In an oppressive future, a fireman whose duty is to destroy all books begins to question his task. Guy Montag is a firefighter who lives in this lonely, isolated society where books have been outlawed by a government fearing an independent-thinking public.

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  • The Giver

    by Lois Lowry Year Published: 1993

    Novel summary: The Giver is a story of a brilliant boy named Jonas who happens to live in a society that is being controlled by the rules and tradition of The Elders. Through his wisdom and mannerism, Jonas is selected as the Receiver of Memory, a post that distinguishes him from others and gives him authority.


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