Mount Sacred Heart School Middle School Summer Reading List

Mount Sacred Heart School Middle School Summer Reading List
Students are to select 2 books, one fiction and one non-fiction, from the given list.
Students must then choose a project to do on one of the selected books. All projects will
be presented orally to the class within the first two weeks of school. Students should be
prepared to be chosen to present on any given day. A short written assessment will be
given during the second week of school on the second selected book.
Write a continuation of the plot. What would happen if the story had not ended where it
did? Continuations must be at least one page typed (1.5 pages hand-written) and include
at least two characters.
*Book Report
Write a report summarizing the important aspects of the story. Reports must be at least
one page typed (1.5 pages hand-written) and include major elements such as characters,
setting, etc..
Create daily diary entries as one of the characters in the story. Entries should show the
personality of the character and cover the period of one week (7 entries). Each entry
should be a minimum of eight sentences.
*Magazine Advertisement
Create a magazine advertisement for one of the books. The ad must include original
artwork showing understanding of the plot (no computer printouts), the title and author,
a short description or tagline, and critic reviews/ratings. Be creative!
*Diorama (Rising 6th graders only)
Create a shoe box diorama of an important scene from the story. Attach a 3” x 5” index
card describing the scene and why it was important to the story as a whole.
Book Selections
Students are to choose one fiction book and one non-fiction book.
Rising 6th grade
* Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
ISBN-10: 0553494104/ ISBN-13: 978-0553494105
* The Giver by Lois Lowry
ISBN-10: 0440237688/ ISBN-13: 978-0440237686
* Mother Teresa: In My Words by Mother Teresa
ISBN-10: 0764802003/ ISBN-13: 978-0764802003
* My Life in Dog Years by Gary Paulsen
ISBN-10: 0440414717/ ISBN-13: 978-0440414711
Rising 7th grade
* The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
ISBN-10: 0786838655/ ISBN-13: 978-0786838653
* Nothing But The Truth by Avi
ISBN-10: 0545174155/ ISBN-13: 978-0545174152
* Joan of Arc: Warrior Saint by Jay Williams
ISBN: 1402751206 / ISBN-13: 9781402751202
* Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream by Tanya Lee Stone
ISBN-10: 0763645028
Rising 8th grade
* Life of Pi by Yann Martel
ISBN-10: 0156027321/ ISBN-13: 978-0156027328
* Tangerine by Edward Bloor
ISBN-10: 0152057803/ ISBN-13: 978-0152057800
* Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson
ISBN-10: 0439903548/ ISBN-13: 978-0545204705
* Ablaze - Stories of Daring Teen Saints by Colleen Swaim
ISBN-10: 076482029X/ ISBN-13: 978-0764820298