Summer Reading

  • summer reading

    All GSMS students are required to complete Summer Reading prior to the first day of school. See books, instructions and guidelines below for your assignment.

     

    REGULAR ENGLISH

    7TH GRADE

    • Read one of the books listed below.
      • The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by Boyne (PDF on the Library page)
      • Alabama Moon by Watt Key
      • My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
      • True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi
    • Create an "I am Poem" - template and examples can be downloaded to the right of this page.
    • Be ready to take the AR test on the book

    8TH GRADE

    • Read one of the books listed below.
      • Ender's Game (PDF on Library page)
      • Night (PDF on Library page)
      • Flowers for Algernon (The novel ONLY - not the short story)
      • Fish in a Tree
    • Complete the Newspaper Book Report Project
      • Instructions can be downloaded to the right of this page.
    • Be ready to take AR test on the book

     9TH GRADE (GSHS)

    • Read one of the books listed below.
      • Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Chrutcher
      • Call of the Wild by Jack London

     

    PRE-AP ENGLISH

    7TH GRADE

    • Read one of the books listed below.
    • Completed both assigments below.
      • Find at least three passages from the novel that deal with freedom. Analyze them in an essay. See detailed instructions and an essay planner to the right of this page.
      • Complete one of the four project ideas. Project idea instructions can be downloaded to the right of this page.

    8TH GRADE

    • Read one of the books listed below.
      • Ender's Game (PDF on Library page)
      • Night (PDF on Library page)
      • Flowers for Algernon (The novel ONLY - not the short story)
      • Fish in a Tree
    • Complete the Newspaper Book Report Project
      • Instructions can be downloaded to the right of this page.
    • Be ready to take AR test on the book.
    • Must also read Anthem by Ayn Rand
    • Must also complete the Reading Response Activity
      • Instructions can be download to the right of this page.

    9TH GRADE (GSHS)

    • Read one of the books below.
      • Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes by Chris Chrutcher
      • Call of the Wild by Jack London
    • Must also read Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
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