Summer Reading 2018
Research on summer reading and its value strongly supports that students who read consistently avoid the traditional summer slide. Regular practice in reading literature affords each learner the opportunity to strengthen his/her skills as well as prepare for future learning this fall. The research also says that students need choice.
So what does this mean? It means we want everyone to read! Read novels, menus, billboards, newspapers, magazines, blogs, read everything! Read together, read alone, read in the car, at the beach, or in your own home.
Students, listed below are the novels your teachers will use to begin the school year. It is your recommended reading for the summer. The required novels will be used in the early weeks of the school year to frame your learning and support you in completing multiple assignments. We encourage you to take notes, use sticky notes, annotate, or use any other method which supports your reading. These tools will support the instruction and learning that will take place in the fall. On a separate link on this page, you can find tips for reading this summer.
Incoming Sixth Graders – Class of 2025
ALL incoming 6th grade students are to read this novel.
Crash by Jerry Spinelli
ALL 6th grade students should select a minimum of 1 additional book of their choice.
Incoming Seventh Graders – Class of 2024
ALL incoming 7th grade students are to select 1 novel from this list:
Guitar Notes by Mary Amato
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Blood on the River: Jamestown 1607 by Elisa Carbone
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Rules by Cynthia Lord
A Mango Shaped Space by Wendy Mass
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
ALL 7th grade students should select a minimum of 1 additional book of their choice.
Incoming Eighth Graders – Class of 2023
All incoming 8th grade students are to select 1 novel from this list:
The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates
by Wes Moore
Zane and the Hurricane by Rodman Philbrick
Endangered by Eliot Schrefer
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
ALL 8th grade students should select a minimum of 1 additional book of their choice.