7th Grade Summer Reading Requirements
Choose one of the following books on the historical fiction list. Prepare either a summary or PowerPoint that includes a five to ten sentence paragraph for each of the following concepts: the plot, characters, setting, theme, and vocabulary specific to the story. While detailing the vocabulary, choose words you didn’t know before or words vital to understanding what is happening in the story. For example, prairie and covered wagon would be words imperative to understand while reading Little House on the Prairie. Please include your name and title of the book read in the top right corner. This is officially due September 1st, however, you may bring it on the first day of school. Be sure to save it on your flash drive as soon as you are done to ensure that it does not get lost in the transition from summer into the school year. If you read one and have time, read another!! The more you read, the more you will be prepared for next year.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (unabridged version)
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry by Mildred D. Taylor
Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis
Banner in the Sky by James Ramsey Ullman
The Secret of Sarah Revere by Ann Rinaldi
If you’ve read all of these, choose another title by the authors Ann Rinaldi, Louisa May Alcott, Mildred D. Taylor, or Christopher Paul Curtis.
Read the following book. Write a 3-5 paragraph essay that includes five to ten sentences per paragraph on Catholic themes and ideas that are prevalent in the story. Save it on your flash drive until the first weeks of school to ensure that it was uploaded properly. Due September 1st, but you may turn it in on the first day of school.
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
If you’ve already read this title, read another title from the Narnia series. If you’ve read all of the Narnia series, read a book about a saint you don’t know much about.