Dive Into 7th Grade Summer Reading

summer 2020

included here:

  • Summer Reading Book Fair Information
  • Rising 7th Grade English
  • Rising 7th Grade LPA English
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SUMMER READING BOOK FAIR HAS GONE VIRTUAL

The Friends of the Library team looks forward each year to hosting the Learning Commons Summer Reading Book Fair--it's a great way to let students browse and choose their summer reading, and all proceeds go toward enrichments like author visits and special collections. This year, we invite you to participate in our Virtual Summer Reading Book Fair, being run through Amazon's Smile program and open for business now and throughout the summer. If you would like a small percentage of your purchases to go toward library enrichments, at no cost to you, click here. All book titles below are linked to Amazon Smile. *Please note: The Amazon Smile account is named North Broward PSTA Inc, but all Amazon Smile funding will go directly to the Upper School Friends of the Library.

Kindle Purchase Instructions

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If you would like to purchase, download, and read your selection in digital format on your school iPad, click the file below for instructions.

Rising 7th Grade

Welcome to Summer, dear readers!


For your assigned Summer Reading, each Middle School student will read a total of at least three (3) books this summer:


  1. ALL incoming 7th graders will read the same Core Novel (The Giver by Lois Lowry), which will form the basis of the first unit of study for Trimester 1 in August.

    1. In addition to reading this Core Novel, all students must complete the Annotation Assignment (at the end of this document) for the Core Novel, The Giver.

  2. All students will read one book from the Choice List.

  3. All students will read one book from the Thanhha Lai list, as she will be our visiting author in September.


Successfully reading (and ENJOYING) these books will translate into starting the year strong. Please return to school in August ready to discuss all aspects of the core novel, as well as your chosen book(s). Most books are available in several formats, including paperback, audio (Overdrive, CD, Audible.com, iTunes) and eBook (Overdrive, Kindle, iTunes).


No matter which versions you read or listen to, you must also own/borrow a print or digital copy of your core book to bring to class in August.
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The Giver (The Giver Quartet bk. 1) by Lois Lowry

This haunting story centers on twelve-year-old Jonas, who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver of Memory does he begin to understand the dark, complex secrets behind his fragile community.

annotation assignment below

Thanhha Lai List (choose one)

Inside Out and Back Again

A young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama. Written in compelling free verse.


Listen, Slowly

A California girl born and raised, Mai can’t wait to spend her vacation at the beach. Instead, she has to travel to Vietnam with her grandmother, who is going back to find out what really happened to her husband during the Vietnam War.

Choice List (choose one)

New Kid by Jerry Craft (Graphic Novel)

Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade. Can he learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?


Count Me In by Varsha Bajaj

Told from two viewpoints, sixth-graders Karina and Chris use social media to stand up to racism in Houston, Texas, after an attack puts Karina's Indian American grandfather in the hospital.


The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry

In this hilarious novel, Dave Barry takes us on a class trip to Washington, DC. Wyatt, his best friend, Matt, and a few kids from Culver Middle School find themselves in a heap of trouble…not just with their teachers, but from several mysterious men they first meet on their flight to the nation's capital. The kids try to stay out of danger and out of the doghouse while trying to save the president from attack…or maybe not.


Game Changer by Tommy Greenwald

While thirteen-year-old Teddy fights for his life after a football injury at training camp, his friends and family gather to support him and discuss events leading to his coma. Told through dialogue, text messages, newspaper articles, transcripts, an online forum, and Teddy's inner thoughts.


Restart by Gordon Korman

Chase does not remember falling off the roof, in fact he does not remember anything about himself, and when he gets back to middle school he begins to learn who he was through the reactions of the other kids--trouble is, he really is not sure he likes the Chase that is being revealed, but can he take the opportunity amnesia has provided and restart his life?


This is Not the Abby Show by Debbie Reed Fischer

Abby lives with ADHD, and it gets her into trouble every day. Blurting out the wrong things and constant bruises make her feel like a walking disaster. When she flunks English and has to give up theater camp for summer school, she thinks her life is over. That is, until she meets a great teacher and new friends who not only accept and like her the way she is but understand that her goofiness and fast thinking are some of her best assets.


Define “Normal” by Julie Anne Peters

Two girls--a "punk" and a "priss"--who find themselves facing each other in a peer-counseling program, discover that they have some surprising things in common.

Rising 7th Grade LPA

Welcome to Summer, dear readers!


For your assigned Summer Reading, each LPA Middle School student will read a total of at least two (2) books this summer:


  1. All LPA students will read one book from the Choice List.

  2. All LPA students will read one book from the Thanhha Lai list, as she will be our visiting author in September.

  3. All students must complete the Annotation & Reaction Assignments.


Successfully reading (and ENJOYING) these books will translate into starting the year strong. Please return to school in August ready to discuss one from title the Thanhha Lai list, as well as your chosen book(s).


Most books are available in several formats, including paperback, audio (Overdrive, CD, Audible.com, iTunes) and eBook (Overdrive, Kindle, iTunes).

No matter which versions you read or listen to, you must also own/borrow a print or digital copy of your books to bring to class in August.

Choice List (choose one)

The Worst Class Trip Ever by Dave Barry

In this hilarious novel, Dave Barry takes us on a class trip to Washington, DC. Wyatt, his best friend, Matt, and a few kids from Culver Middle School find themselves in a heap of trouble…not just with their teachers, but from several mysterious men they first meet on their flight to the nation's capital. The kids try to stay out of danger and out of the doghouse while trying to save the president from attack…or maybe not. Lexile: 770


The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill

An epic fantasy about a young girl raised by a witch, a swamp monster, and a Perfectly Tiny Dragon, who must unlock the powerful magic buried deep inside her. Lexile: 640


The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard bk. 1): by Rick Riordan

Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston. One day he's tracked down by an uncle he barely knows, who tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god. The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years. Lexile: 630


This is Not the Abby Show by Debbie Reed Fischer

Abby lives with ADHD, and it gets her into trouble every day. Blurting out the wrong things and constant bruises make her feel like a walking disaster. When she flunks English and has to give up theater camp for summer school, she thinks her life is over. That is, until she meets a great teacher and new friends who not only accept and like her the way she is but understand that her goofiness and fast thinking are some of her best assets. Lexile: 600


Restart by Gordon Korman

Chase does not remember falling off the roof, in fact he does not remember anything about himself, and when he gets back to middle school he begins to learn who he was through the reactions of the other kids--trouble is, he really is not sure he likes the Chase that is being revealed, but can he take the opportunity amnesia has provided and restart his life? Lexile: 730


Game Changer by Tommy Greenwald

While thirteen-year-old Teddy fights for his life after a football injury at training camp, his friends and family gather to support him and discuss events leading to his coma. Told through dialogue, text messages, newspaper articles, transcripts, an online forum, and Teddy's inner thoughts. Lexile: 750


Define “Normal” by Julie Anne Peters

Two girls--a "punk" and a "priss"--who find themselves facing each other in a peer-counseling program, discover that they have some surprising things in common. Lexile: 350

7TH GRADE LPA ASSIGNMENTS

  • CHOICE BOOK ASSIGNMENT
  • VISITING AUTHOR BOOK ASSIGNMENT

(Click Below):

Thanhha Lai List (choose one)

Inside Out and Back Again

A young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama. Written in compelling free verse. Lexile: 800


Listen, Slowly

A California girl born and raised, Mai can’t wait to spend her vacation at the beach. Instead, she has to travel to Vietnam with her grandmother, who is going back to find out what really happened to her husband during the Vietnam War. Lexile: 800

Questions?

We hope you enjoy summer reading! If you have questions, contact Ms. Melanie Diamond, English Department Chair, at melanie.diamond@nbps.org.