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Middle School Summer Reading: 7th and 8th Grade Summer Reading

Everything you need to know for summer reading for grades 5-8 for 2019.

Seventh and Eighth Grade Summer Reading

Summer reading is an integral part of the Randolph middle school experience. We want our children to return after the summer ready to read, write, and learn.  When students see that parents and teachers believe in the value of reading, they are more apt to feel the same way. 

There are two key components to helping students thrive as independent readers, time to read and access to books they find appealing. First, students need quiet time to engage in reading and to practice being a reader. An increase in the time a student spends reading improves comprehension and builds vocabulary, two critical skills for success in all subject areas. Second, students need the autonomy to choose books of varying levels of complexity to stay engaged in the task of reading. Summer reading affords students these opportunities in order to extend the work that has been happening in the classroom throughout the year and to maintain the skills earned during reading and writing workshop.

 

Summer Reading Requirements:

 

7th grade requirements: Students will read a total of four books over the summer as well as keep a record of the title, author, and genre of each book. This may be done on a Word document, Google document, or loose-leaf paper. Bring your document on the first day of class.

  • Free choice: 4 books (any genre)

 

 

8th grade requirements: Students will read a total of five books over the summer as well as keep a record of the title, author, and genre of each book. This may be done on a Word document, Google document, or loose-leaf paper. Bring your document on the first day of class.

  • 1 book must be nonfiction
  • Free choice: 4 books (any genre)