Summer Reading Lists

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For a downloadable, printable, version of our 2017 Summer Reading Lists, Click Here on the Grade Level List Below:

Sixth Grade

Seventh Grade

Eighth Grade

Incoming 6th Grade Summer 2017 Reading Program

Incoming Sixth Graders are to select two of the following titles to read over the summer and be prepared to discuss and speak to the books read in their English class:

The Bubble Wrap Boy

Earle, Phil

The Courage Test

Preller, James

Dark Water Rising

Hale, Marian

Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans

Brown, Don

Every Soul a  Star

Mass, Wendy

Flash Fire

Cooney, Caroline

Lost in the Labyrinth

Kindl, Patrice

Medusa

Hirschmann, Kris

Quicksilver

Spinner, Stephanie

Wild Girl

Giff, Patricia Reilly

 

7th Grade

Summer 2017 Reading Program

Incoming Seventh Graders are to select two of the following titles to read over the summer and be prepared to discuss and speak to the books read in their English class:

The Blackhope Enigma

Flavin, Teresa

The Buddha’s Diamonds

Marsden, Carolyn

Ender’s Game

Card, Orson Scott

Full Cicada Moon

Hilton, Marilyn

The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Barnhill, Kelly

The Girls

Koss, Amy Goldman

Knots in My Yo-Yo String

Spinelli, Jerry

The Land of Forgotten Girls

Entrada Kelly, Erin

Poison Is Not Polite

Stevens, Robin

What Came from the Stars

Schmidt, Gary

8th Grade

Summer 2017 Reading Program

Exploring Human Potential

Concept: In 8th grade, we will be focusing on our transformation from middle school students into high school students. These summer reading books have been selected to inspire students by allowing them to experience stories that explore human achievement. Students will be incorporating themes and ideas from their summer reading into their first quarter work in 8th grade English.

Assignment: The assignment has two parts:

  1. All students are expected to read No Summit Out of Sight: The True Story of the Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits, by Jordan Romero (with Linda LeBlanc).
  2. Additionally, all students will read one (or more) of the books from the following list:

After Tupac and D Foster

Woodson, Jacqueline

Caminar

Brown, Skila

Ghost

Reynolds, Jason

The Gospel According to Larry

Tashjian, Janet

The Jumping Tree

Saldana, Rene

A Long Walk to Water

Park, Linda Sue

Okay for Now

Schmidt, Gary

Outcasts United: The Story of a Refugee Soccer Team that Changed a Town

St. John, Warren

Tangerine

Bloor, Edward

The Truth about Forever

Dessen, Sarah