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2022 Summer Reading for 7th & 8th Grades

7th and 8th Grade Summer Reading (pdf document)


Seventh and Eighth Grade HIGHLY Suggested Summer Reading

Dear Students and Parents,

Below you will see some highly suggested summer reading books for seventh and eighth graders.  I hope that students will choose to read one or both of them.  These books can easily be ordered off the internet for very reasonable prices.  The students will get extra credit when school starts if they read the book(s) and create a “story board” for each one. They will be able to get two extra credit grades per book.  Many of them have done story boards before, so they should recognize the following parts they will have to include on their board(s).                              

Each board should include the title, author, author’s biography (can be found in book or online), author’s purpose (to entertain, to persuade, or to inform), genre (fiction or non-fiction), setting (where the story took place), main characters (please describe each one), plot map (timeline of main events in story), theme (was the book about friendship, compassion, determination, etc…), and the  conflict/resolution (was the story about man vs. man, man vs. nature, man vs. self, or man vs. society)?  

The board(s) should be turned in to me during the first few days of school- Wednesday, August 10, 2022- Friday, August 12, 2022. The students will briefly present the story board(s) to the class.  The board(s) can be done on poster board or actual tri-fold story boards.  If done on an actual story board(s), the student will be able use this book and board if they wish as their entry in the school reading fair later during the year.

If you have any questions, please call or text me at 662-571-3143.

Seventh Grade Books

    • The River by Gary Paulsen
    • Paperboy by Vince Vawter

Eighth Grade Books

    • Eleven by Tom Rogers
    • The Trail by Meika Hashimoto