Seventh Grade Supplies & Summer Reading
Unity School Summer Reading Program – 2020
Students Entering Grade Seven
Dear Rising Seventh Grader,
It’s time to think about summer reading! I hope you have lots of time to read books this summer. I want you to read books that you will enjoy, so I’ve included a lot of choices.
Here’s your Required Summer Reading Assignment:
- Please read The Giver by Lois Lowry toward the end of the summer. When you have completed the book, you must take a Reading Counts Quiz online by Friday, September 4, 2020. You can access this through the Unity School webpage under Academics/Media Center. Please use your username (first initial last name) and your Super Password.
- When school begins in August, be prepared to discuss this book.
Here’s your Free Choice Summer Reading Assignment:
- Choose and read 2 (two) books from the suggested reading list.
- You must take a Reading Counts Quiz online on these two books by Friday, September 4, 2020.
- You must write a 6-8 sentence review for e ach book. Be sure to have a good topic sentence about whether you recommend the book or not, at least three details from the story to back up your opinion and a concluding sentence. These are due by Friday, September 4, 2020
That’s it. Enjoy your reading. Read as much as you can, and I will see you in August. If you have any problems or questions, please email me at t firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Ferguson at email@example.com
Have a safe and fun summer,
Unity School Summer Reading Program
Students Entering Grade 7 – 2020
Dear Parents and Students,
The following books are recommended for summer reading. Titles are chosen for their applicability to the curriculum, their recognition in journals, and in some cases, because of awards they have received. Students are encouraged to read as many books on the list as they choose; however, they must read the required title as well as two other books of their choice before the start of the school year. Students may NOT choose a book they have already read, either in class or for another book report. Enjoy reading and have a wonderful summer!
Please note these are suggested books based on published lists for middle school students and have not been reviewed for content. Parents need to use their own discretion when students are choosing books.
Seventh Grade Summer Reading List:
*Required: The Giver by Lois Lowry. Please read this book toward the end of the summer, take a Reading Counts Quiz online, and be prepared to discuss it in August.
*Free Choices: Please read two of the following books, complete a Reading Counts Quiz online for each, and write a one paragraph review of each due in August.
Around the World in 80 Days Verne
The Bean Trees Kingsolver
*****Better Nate than Ever Federle
Beware Princess Elizabeth Meyer, C.
The Big Field Lupica
Boys’ War Murphy
Call of the Wild London
A Circle Unbroken Hotze
*Claudette Colvin, Twice Toward Justice Hoose
*****Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles:
America’s First Black Paratroopers Stone
Danger Zone Klass
Dangerous Days of Daniel X, The Patterson
*****Doll Bones Black
***Dead End in Norvelt Gantos
Emergency Room Cooney
Fell Back Kerr
Fell Down Kerr
The Fog Cooney, C.
The Hero and the Crown McKinley, R.
How to Ruin A Summer Vacation Elkeles
The Hunger Games Series Collins
Hunger Games, Catching Fire, Mockingjay
Just Listen Dessen
The Hobbit Tolkien
King of Shadows Cooper
Life As We Knew It Pfeffer
The Man Who Was Poe Avi
*Mare’s War Davis
Marley and Me Grogan
Maximum Ride: School’s Out Forever Patterson
Miriam’s Well Ruby
*****Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and
Survivors Captured the Most Notorious Nazi Bascomb
New Moon, Twilight, Eclipse, Breaking Dawn Meyer
Prince and the Pauper Twain
River Secrets Hale
Road of the Dead Brooks
Scorpion Myers, W.D.
Secret Life of Bees Kidd
****Seraphina Hartman, R.
**Ship Breaker Bacigalupe
The Three Musketeers Dumas
****Three Times Lucky Turnage, S.
Treasure Island Stevenson
The Wall: Growing Up Behind Sis
The Iron Curtain
The Wednesday Wars Schmidt
Up a Road Slowly Hunt
The Uglies, Pretties or Specials
(any in series) Westerfeld
Witch & Wizard Patterson
Within Reach: My Everest Story Pfetzer
****Wonder Show Barnaby, H.
*2010 Award/Honor Books
**2011 Award/Honor Books
***2012 Award/Honor Books
****2013 Award/Honor Books
*****2014 Award/Honor Books