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Middle School Summer Reading Assignment

Story Map

Middle School Summer Reading Assignment


Every middle school student must read at least 2 books over the summer; one of the required books for your grade level and one book of your choice.

Next, you will complete the attached Story Map, one for each book.  You will need to bring them on the first day of school.  You will give a short book talk on the book you read for free choice during reading class the first day.  During the book talk you can share a general story line (don’t give away the ending), what you like most or least about book, who might enjoy this book, and an overall rating.  You will then be participating in a group project for the required reading book, which you will be given more details about during the first week of school.

6th grade- choose one of the following books to read:

Schooled by Gordon Korman  or  Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

7th grade- choose one of the following books to read:

The Anybodies by N.E. Bode  or  Peak by Roland Smith

8th grade- choose one of the following books to read:

Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen  or  Hush by Jacqueline Woodson

Suggestions for free book choice Grades 6-8:

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm, Smile by Raina Telgemeier,

Football Genius by Tim Green, The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Fever, 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak,

Once Brothers by P.D. Workman, Million Dollar Throw by Mike Lupica,

Amazing Gracie: A dog’s tale by Dan Dye, Bomb (the story of the Atomic Bomb) by Steve Sheinkin