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Seventh Grade

Seventh Grade Summer 2019 Assignments: (Two books-one assigned and one your choice) 

  • Read A Teen's Game Plan for Life by Lou Holtz and complete the graphic organizer attached below. Please bring your copy ot the book on the first day of the school year. It will be used for lessons during the first two weekes. 
  • Read one book and complete a summer reading assignment related to that book. Assignment fchoices can be found on  the summer reading list 
During the 2019-2020 school year-We will be reading one book per trimester in the following order: 
  • First trimester: Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli Students should bring a copy of  Stargirl by week two of  the new school year. 
  • Second trimester: Night, by Elie Wiesel
  • Third trimester: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls


It is my fervent hope that students find a book that interests them and inspires more reading. Students may also choose from the  the Classic list or contact me to suggest a different book. Summer reading assignment options are posted below and at, which is my personal website, and Edmodo. Happy Reading!


7th Grade Summer 2019 Reading Choices:

Pick one to read, and then complete summer assignment from choices below.


          The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart
          A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle
          The Boys Who Challenged Hitlerby Phillip M. Hoose
    • Brown Girl Dreaming  by Jacqueline Woodson
    • I Am Malala by Mallala Yousalfzal
    • Parvana’s Journey and/or Mud City by Deborah Ellis
    • The Family Romanovby Candace Fleming
    • That Was Then, This is Now by S.E. Hinton
    • Any book from the author Brian Jacques Redwall Abby Series:
    • Any book from author John Grisham’s Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyerseries
    • The Giver, Gathering Blue, orMessenger by Lois Lowry (Check out her website at:
    • Bury My Heart at Wounded Kneeby Aidan Quinn
    • October Sky orRocket Boys by Homer Hickam  (Check out his website at:
    • The Underdogs, Hero, orHeat by Mike Lupica (Check out his website at:
    • Carry On, Mr. Bowditch (historical fiction) Jean Lee Latham
    • Johnny Tremaine (historical fiction) by Esther Forbes
    • Middle School: Get Me Out of Hereby James Patterson and Chris Tebbetts
    • A Long Walk to Waterby Linda Sue Park
    • Bud, Not Buddy orThe Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
    • Moon over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
    • The Wandereror Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
    • The Twenty-One Balloonsby William Pene du Bois
    • We Are the Ship or Heart and Soul by Kadir Nelson
    • The Underneathby Kathi Appelt
    • Eragonor Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
    • Any of the Artemis Fowl Series by Eoin Colfer
    • A View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg
    • The Red Ponyby John Steinbeck
    • Crash orLoser or Eggs by Jerry Spinelli
    • The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
    • Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick


    If you are interested in reading a particular book that is not on this list, please email me for approval at