7th Grade ELA Summer Reading

 Welcome 7th graders!  Summer is a great time to dive into fabulous books!  There are so many great books to read, and this assignment will let us get to know you as readers!

You can download the assignment here – ELA 7th grade Summer HW 2017 (1) or see below.

Part ONE: In addition to the school-wide read, please read an additional THREE BOOKS!  You may choose books from the list below, or select your own.  They can be any genre of fiction: historical, realistic, science-fiction, fantasy, or mystery.


  • Becoming Naomi Leon, by Pam Nunez Ryan
  • Wringer, by Jerry Spinelli
  • Miracle’s Boys, by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Uglies, by Scott Westerfield
  • The Maze Runner, by James Dashner
  • Graceling, by Kristin Cashore
  • Eleanor and Park, by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Giver, by Lois Lowry
  • Fever 1793, by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead
  • The Golden Compass, by Phillip Pullman
  • The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • A Mango-Shaped Space, by Wendy Mass
  • Uprising, by Margaret Peterson Haddix

 

 

For more book suggestions for kids and teens, go to brooklynpubliclibrary.org and click on their booklists on the home page.

 

Novel Title: ________________________________________  Author: ________________________

 

Now choose ONE of the books you’re going to read!  As you read your selected novel, take notes. After every 20 pages or so, please find a signpost and jot about it.  You can use the chart below, or a format of your own choice.

 

 

Page # Signpost Event in book Your thoughts (Why is this important? How does this affect the book/character?  What does this lead you to think?)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PART TWO:  Look over your notes and think about an important theme you noticed.  Write a TEAL paragraph that identifies and explains the theme. Remember to use at least two examples and explain how those two examples support the central idea/theme.

 

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PART THREE:  Now get creative in responding to the novel.  Use our menu of options below. Plot summaries are not allowed!

 

Here are some possible formats and topics to consider. Mix and match to show off your creativity and thinking about the book!

 

 

FORMAT

 

TOPIC
 

Visual (painting, drawing, poster, collage)

Timeline

Chart

3-D (Diorama, sculpture, model)

Letter to …(character, author)

Multi-media (movie, music, Powerpoint)

Inspired by… poem, story, extra chapter

 

 

Key scene

Important character relationships

Setting

Character growth/change

Theme

Important quotes

Connection to a real-world issue