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2019 Summer Reading Lists

Thompson Middle School Summer 2019 Reading Assignments

 If you have any questions about selections or assignments, please contact Michele Bargman at michele.bargman@acsboe.org.

 Happy Reading!

 

7th Grade GRC English (Students will read a total of two books.)

      A: Students will choose one of the following books:

    1. Out of Mind by Sharon Draper
    2. The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke
    3. Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
    4. The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

      B: Students will also choose any non-fiction book of choice. This book must be age and grade appropriate.

            *A project will be assigned on both books when students return to school.

 

7th Grade Honors English (Students will read a total of two books.)

      A: Students will choose one of the following books:     

  1. Anything but Typical by Nora Raleigh Baskin
  2. The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt

        **Students will complete a summer reading packet found on Mrs. Byrd’s TMS webpage. This will be due the first week of school.

       B: Students will also choose any non-fiction book of choice. This book must be age and grade appropriate.

 

7th Grade Standard English – Suggested reading list by authors.

Students are encouraged to read one book by any of the authors listed below. There will be an assignment given when students return to school.  Please encourage your student to read anything that interests him/her over the summer that is age and classroom appropriate.

 Anderson, Laurie Halse

Anderson, John David                                                   

Applegate, Katherine                                                    

Angleberger, Tom                                                          

Auxier, Jonathan                                                             

Baker, E.D.                                                                                                                 

Bell, Cece                                                                           

Blackwood, Sage                                                             

Bodeen, S. A.                                                                    

Cass, Kiera                                                                         

Ferguson, Alane                                                                              

Flanagan, John                                                                 

Gibbs, Stuart                                                                     

Graff, Lisa                                                                           

Graff, Keir                                                                          

Green, Tim                                                                        

Gutman, Dan                                                                    

Hale, Nathan

Henry, April

Horowitz, Anthony

Hunter, Erin

Jamieson, Victoria          

Kelly, Erin Entrada

Key, Watt

Korman, Gordon

Lu, Marie

Lupica, Mike

Meyer, Marissa

O’Connor, Barbara

Reynolds, Jason

Ritter, William

Shane, Darren

Tanner, Lian

Watson, Renee

 

8th Grade GRC English (Students will read a total of one book.)

  1. Scythe by Neil Shusterman

                                 OR

  1. The Angel of Death by Alane Ferguson

*Students will be required to complete a summer reading packet found on Mr. Wilbanks’ TMS webpage. This will be due the first day of school.

 

8th Grade Honors English (Students will read a total of two books.)

  1. Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

*Students will be required to complete a summer reading packet found on Mrs. Tingle’s TMS webpage. This will be due the first week of school.

                                  AND

       Students will choose one of the following:

  1. The Compound by S. A. Bodeen
  2. Skinny by Donna Cooner  
  3. Choose any non-fiction book of choice. This book must be age and grade appropriate.   

*A project will be assigned when students return to school.                               

 

8th Grade Standard English – (Students will read a total of one book.)

  1. Tangerine by Edward Bloor
  2. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  3. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle  

*A project will be assigned when students return to school.




Notes from TMS English Teachers:

In addition to the reading assignments, please review the following bulleted items:

 

A: Linking verbs-connect the subject of a sentence with a noun or adjective in the predicate

Examples:

Connects an adjective-That dress is pretty.

Connects a noun- I was a nurse in the school play.

 To Be Linking Verbs 

Am

Are

Be

Been

Being

Is

Was 

Were

Other Linking Verbs (Can be action verbs too!)

Appear

Become

Feel

Grow

Look

Remain

Seem

Smell

Sound

Stay

Taste

Turn

B:  Helping verbs-help the main verb tell about an action or make a statement

        First verb(s) in a verb phrase

Examples:

He is walking.

She has been helping.

 

To Be Helping Verbs

Am

Is

Are

Was

Were

Be

Being

Been

      

Other Helping Verbs

Do

Does

Did

Have

Has

Had

May

Might

Must

Can 

Could

Shall

Should

Will 

Would

 

C:  Practice your writing skills with journal writing, constructed responses from your summer reading, or create a story. Have fun with writing this summer.