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2018 Summer Reading & Assignments: Middle School

Required and Common Reads

MS Reading Extravaganza 2018

Check out the Middle School Reading Extravaganza! This year's theme is Arts Across Genres. We can't wait to meet with you in the fall to talk about the book you read.

             
The Absolutely True Diary
of a Part-Time Indian

by Sherman Alexie
Better Nate Than Ever
by Tim Federle
Chasing Vermeer
by Blue Balliett
Echo
by Pam Munoz Ryan
Framed!
by James Ponti
     
From the Mixed-Up Files
of Basil E. Frankenweiler

by E.L. Konigsburg
The Girl Who Drew Butterflies:
How Maria Merian's Art
Changed Science

by Joyce Sidman
 
Invisible Emmie
by Terri Libenson
 

Iqbal
by Francesco D'Adamo

Jack & Louisa: Act I
by Andrew Keenan-Bolger

   
Lucky 666: The Impossible Mission That Changed the War in the Pacific
by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin
Piecing Me Together
by Renee Watson
 

The Poet X
by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Prince and the Dressmaker
by Jen Wang
The Two Princesses of Bamarre
by Gale Carson Levine
 
The Way to Stay in Destiny
by Augusta Scattergood
The Wild Robot
by Peter Brown
The Wild Robot Escapes
by Peter Brown


6th Grade

6th Grade Summer Reading

1. Read one book from the MS Reading Extravaganza books displayed above.

2. Read one book from the Massachusetts Children's Book Award Nominees (the center square on the Summer Reading Grid).

3. Complete two additional squares on the Summer Reading Grid, which is posted below.

Note: Students will read 2-4 books over the summer.

6th Grade HGP

6th Grade HGP Summer Reading

1. Read one book from the MS Reading Extravaganza books displayed above.

2. Read one book from the 6th grade reading list on the Bancroft website.

3. Read one book from the Massachusetts Children's Book Award Nominees.

4. Select one book from the MS Reading Extravaganza books or the 6th grade reading list that you would like to read at the start of the school year and bring it to class.

7th Grade

7th Grade Summer Reading

Please complete these steps:

1. Read Ghost by Jason Reynolds and complete the assignment linked below.

2Read one of the MS Extravaganza books displayed above. 

3. Read one book of your choosing. Consult this library resource What Should I Read Next?

7th Grade HGP

7th Grade HGP Summer Reading

Please complete these steps:

1. Read Ghost by Jason Reynolds and complete the assignment linked below.

2Read one of the MS Extravaganza books displayed above. 

3. Read one book of your choosing. Consult this library resource What Should I Read Next?

8th Grade

8th Grade Summer Reading

Please complete these steps:

1. Read The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall and complete the assignment linked below.

2. Read one of the MS Extravaganza books displayed above. 

3. Read one book of your choosing. Consult this library resource What Should I Read Next?

8th Grade HGP

8th Grade HGP Summer Reading

 Please complete these steps:

 1. Read ‚ÄčNow Is the Time for Running by Michael Williams and complete the assignment linked below.

 2. Read one of the MS Extravaganza books displayed above. 

 3. Read one book of your choosing. Consult this library resourceWhat Should I Read Next?

 

*Note: For one of your activities, you must read the article "Worcester is Top Destination for Refugees" from the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. 

It is linked below as a PDF, but only the web version includes the graphics.