Dear Reagan Students and Parents,
Reagan Middle School is pleased to announce our Summer Reading Assignment for the 2018 - 2019 academic year. As a campus, we like to keep our students challenged over the summer months, therefore our campus has elected to require Summer Reading from all ELA students Grades 6 - 8. We would like to encourage you to read the selections along with your children and have some family discussions about great literature!
Additionally, we would like to encourage you to purchase the required books for your child if at all possible. There are some wonderful sources to find inexpensive copies of the novels such as half.com, alibris.com, amazon.com, and Half-Price Books. The advantage to owning a text is that the student can annotate in the book rather than on sticky notes which will prove important upon return to class.
All Reagan students will be required to read two books over the course of the summer: the required grade-level selection and a book of choice from the list provided. The following is the REQUIRED Summer Reading List for Reagan Middle School for 2018 - 2019:
- 6th – Hatchet by Gary Paulsen
- 7th – The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
- 8th – Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements
- ALL STUDENTS WILL READ A BOOK OF CHOICE selected from the Middle School Summer Reading List.
Students are not required to complete any assignment other than reading their books. Once school is back in session, there will be assignments over the books your student has read. Please look closely at the choice of books because it has changed since last year. Please encourage your student to broaden their horizon with their choices of books.
Your child received and signed for receipt of the 2018 – 2019 Reagan Middle School Summer Reading Assignment, and it is imperative that your child completes their summer reading prior to the first day of school. Expectations are high, and students will be held accountable for their reading. Reagan Middle School wishes your child a summer of great reading! If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s ELA teacher and/or our campus Dean of Instruction. Happy Reading!
Reagan ELA Department
Reagan Middle School Summer Reading Choice List 2018-2019
All Students in English classes in grades 6-8 are required to read one book on this list and be prepared to do an assignment and/or an assessment over the reading upon return to school in August.
Use the following sources to read summaries and reviews of the books on this list:
International Literacy Association’s Young Adult Choice Books http://www.reading.org/resources/booklists/youngadultschoices.aspx
A Brief History of Video Games, Richard Stanton
A Night Divided, Jennifer A. Nielsen
A Year Without Mom, Dasha Tolstikova
All of the Above, Shelly Pearsall
Almost Astronauts: Thirteen Women Who Dared to Dream, Tanya Lee Stone
Ashfall. Mike Mullin.
Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity. Dave Roman.
Awaken. Katie Kacvinsky.
Babe in Boyland. Jody Gehrman.
Between. Jessican Warman.
Boy 21, Matthew Quick
Brown Girl Dreaming, Jacqueline Woodson
Candy Bomber: The Story of the Berlin Airlift’s “Chocolate Pilot”. Michael O. Tunnell.
Cinder, Marissa Meyer
City of Glass. Cassandra Clare.
City of Lost Souls, Clare
Crossed. Ally Condie.
Death Sentence: Escape From Furnace 3. Alexander Gordon Smith
Department 19. Will Hill.
Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie, Jordan Sonnenblick
Eleven, Tom Rogers
Enclave. Ann Aguirre.
Every Day, David Levithan
Exposed. Kimberly Marcus.
Faceless, Alyssa Sheinmel
Flawless. Lara Chapman.
Flip. Martyn Bedford. Ember.
Forever (Wolves of Mercy Falls, Book 3). Maggie Stiefvater.
From Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson.
From Zitface by Emily Howse.
Grayson, Lynne Cox
Guys Read: True Stories, Jon Scieszka
Halo. Alexandra Adornetto.
Haven. Kristi Cook.
Hush, Hush. Becca Fitzpatrick.
I Am Number Four. Pittacus Lore.
If I Stay. Gayle Forman.
If You Live Like Me. Lori Weber.
Incarceron. Catherine Fisher.
It Started With a Dare. Lindsay Faith
Jellicoe Road, Marchetta
Knots in My Yo-Yo String, Jerry Spinelli
Lebron James: The Rise of a Star, David Lee Morgan
Leviathan. Scott Westerfeld.
Low Red Moon. Ivy Devlin.
Matched. Ally Condie.
Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25. Richard Paul Evans.
Misfit. Jon Skovron.
Monster, Walter Dean Myers
Out of My Mind. Sharon M. Draper. Atheneum.
Perfect. Ellen Hopkins.
Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story About Brain Science, John Fleischman
Rage (Riders of the Apocalypse). Jackie Morse Kessler.
Red Queen, Victoria Aveyard
Refugee, Alan Gratz
Ruined. Paula Morris.
Rules of Attraction. Simone Elkeles.
Saints & Misfits, S.K. Ali
Sea. Heidi R. Kling.
Shiver. Maggie Stiefvater.
Soul Surfer, Bethany Hamilton
Stormbreaker (Alex Rider series), Anthony Horowitz
Test Answers. Richard Benson.
The Bar Code Tattoo, Suzanne Weyn
The Big Ideas That Changed the World. Dorling Kindersley.
The Book Thief, Zusak
The Crossover, Alexander Kwame
The Day Before. Lisa Schroeder.
The Dead. Charlie Higson.
The Eleventh Plague. Jeff Hirsch.
The Fault in Our Stars, Green
The House of the Scorpion, Nancy Farmer
The Lost Hero. Rick Riordan.
The Near Witch. Victoria Schwab.
The Necromancer. Michael Scott.
The Pale Assassin. Patricia Elliott.
The Red Bandanna (Young Readers Adaptation), Tom Rinaldi
The Right Stuff, Tom Wolfe
The Scorpion King, Farmer
The Sky Is Everywhere. Jandy Nelson.
The Way We Fall, Crewe
The Worst Hard Time, Timothy Egan
Unstoppable, Tim Green
Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers, Lucinda Dyer
Waiting, Lynch Williams
Wheels of Change, Sue Macy
Wonderstruck, Brian Selznick
Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries, Kory Stamper