Incoming 7th Grade
Read WHERE THE RED FERN GROWS and one book of your choice from the list.
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Part 1: Students will read two (2) books this summer.
Book One is a required novel: Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
AND, choose and read any book from the below list. Read BOTH BOOKS over the summer.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Mark Twain
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B Teresa Toten
Hold Tight Don't Let Go: A Novel of Haiti Laura Rose Wagner
The Boy in the Black Suit Jason Reynolds
Island of the Blue Dolphins Scott O'Dell
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee
Hatchet Gary Paulsen
The Call of the Wild Jack London
Julie of the Wolves Jean Criaghead George
I Am Malala (autobiography--young adult version) Malala Yousafzai
The Distance Between Us (memoir--young adult version) Reyna Grande
Part 2: Students will annotate, make notes, while reading the two novels. Make any notes you like in the books, if they are your own books. Use sticky notes or a sheet of paper if the book is not your own. If you are reading on an electronic device, use the note-taking tools the device provides.
For both books you will want to know the following things:
Once school begins, you will complete assignments for the two novels. These will be given to you in English class. The due dates and assignment will be provided by your English teacher at the start of the school year.