Blythewood Middle School
2013 Summer Reading
6th, 7th, and 8th Grade
- Read a book. Below is a
list of suggested titles.
- Select and complete the assignment for your book as described on
the back of this handout.
- Turn in the completed assignment to your Language Arts teacher on
the first day of school.
South Carolina Junior Book Award Nominees List for 2013-2014
- Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of
Amelia Earhart by Candace Fleming
- The Apothecary by Maile Meloy
- Charlie Joe Jackson’s Guide to Not Reading by Tommy Greenwald
- Chomp by Carl
- City of Orphans by Avi
- The Fourth Stall by Chris Rylander
- Ghetto Cowboy by Greg Neri
- Hidden by Helen Frost
- How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the
Awfully Famous by Georgia Bragg
- Icefall by Matthew J.
- The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
- Notes from an Accidental Band Geek by Erin Dionne
- Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
- The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
- Saint Louis Armstrong Beach by Brenda Woods
- Small as an Elephant by Jennifer Richard Jacobson
- The Underdogs by Mike Lupica
- Waiting to Forget by Sheila Kelly Welch
- Wild Life by Cynthia C.
- A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull
Blythewood Middle School
Summer Reading Assignment
- Read at least one book. A suggested list of titles is
- Complete Part 1
for your selected title.
- Select & complete one
writing prompt from Part 2
- Turn in your handwritten or typed answers to Part 1 and 2 on the first day of school to your
Language Arts teacher.
each of the following questions in complete sentences.
If you read a fiction book, please answer these
- Describe the main character.
Include one aspect of the character’s personality you liked or
admired and one thing you disliked.
What were his/her strengths or weaknesses? Give at least one example of each.
- What was the main conflict or problem in the book? How was it resolved?
- Briefly describe the setting (time & place) of the book.
If you read a non-fiction book, please answer
What is the main idea of the book?
was your overall opinion of the book?
Use examples from the book to support your answer.
five interesting things you learned from your book.
& complete one of the following using supporting details from the
you read a fiction book, select one of the following writing
Write a letter to the main character.
letter should include three paragraphs with five or more sentences per paragraph.
Write a different ending for the book.
new ending should include three paragraphs with five or more sentences per
Pretend you are a talk show host and interview the
the main character 15 questions related to the text and include the answers.
you read a non-fiction book, respond to the following prompt:
Write about what it would be like to spend a day in
the setting of your non-fiction book.
narrative should include three paragraphs.
Each paragraph will include one topic sentence with supporting details
from the book for a total of five or more sentences per paragraph.