Parras Middle School Summer Reading List Over the summer, each student is strongly encouraged to read two or more books from their grade level list below. If students wish to get extra credit points, they are encouraged to complete a final book project on one of the books. This assignment is due Friday, September 2. Assignments completed after the Friday deadline will not be accepted. Students who complete this assignment will receive 10 extra credit points in their Language Arts class.
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Grade Reading List Across Five Aprils Irene Hunt Treasure Island - Louis Stevenson The Fighting Ground Avi Call Me Marie Judith Ortiz Confer Lupita Manana - Patricia Beatty The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Avi Farewell to Manzanar Jeanne Wakatsuki Adam of the Road - Elizabeth Janet Gray On My Honor Bauer Goodbye Vietnam Gloria Whelan Tangerine - Edward Bloor The Wish Giver Brittain Habibi Naomi Shihab Nye Across the Grain - Jean Ferris The Incredible Journey Burnford Number the Stars Lois Lowry Bearstone - Will Hobbs Walk Two Moons Creech Johnny Tremain Esther Forbes M.C.Higgins the Great - Virginia Hamilton The Watsons Go To Birmingham 1963-Curtis My Brother Sam is Dead James and Christopher Somewhere in the Darkness Walter Dean Myer The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm Farmer Collier Lord of the Flies William Golding Baby - MacLachlan Out of the Dust Karen Hesse Chocolate War Robert Cormeir Touching Spirit Bear Mikaelsen Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred Taylor A Wrinkle in Time Madeline LEngle Esperanza Rising Ryan Rules of the Road Joan Bauer The Witch of Blackbird Pond Elizabeth George The Egypt Game Snyder Sarah Bishop Scott ODell Speare No More Dead Dogs Korman The Call of the Wild Jack London Homecoming Cynthia Voigt Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh OBrien The Clay Marble Minfong Ho Something Wicked This Way Comes - Ray Bradbury The Pearl John Steinbeck Life of Pi Yann Martel
The Secret Life of Bees Sue Monk Kidd Rumble Fish S.E. Hinton Final Book Report Options: All entries must include title/author and student name.
Extra Credit 10 points
Write a new ending (must be one to two pages typed in the same style and point of view of story).
Write a critique which responds to two of the following questions:1.) Choose and cite an important passage from the book and reflect on its meaning and connection to the storys theme. 2.) Discuss the behavior of one of the characters and provide textual support from the book. 3.) Discuss why you would or would not recommend the book.
Write a diary from any characters point of view in the story; must include four separate date entries.
Create a cartoon or a travel brochure that depicts the basic elements of plot (basic situation, conflict, rising action, climax, resolution).