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Summer Reading, Middle School SY1718

Required and suggested reading ideas for Middle School students. Includes REQUIRED summer reading RITBA nominees MS Smith's top picks... and more

Wheeler 6th Grade Summer Reading and Math 2017

Summer reading, rising 6th graders must read:
Required Book #1, Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli

Required Book #2, Chengli and the Silk Road Caravan by Hildi Kang


​Required Book #3, Choose one (1) Book Club book from this list.
Counting by 7s , by Holly Goldberg Sloan
The Eye, the Ear, and the Arm, by Nancy Farmer
When You Reach Me. by Rebecca Stead
One Crazy Summer, by Rita Williams-Garcia
The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman

You will be meeting with a group of 6th graders to discuss your book in our first week back at school.

Keep track of any other books you read (title, author)

Thank you, 

Mr. Abeshouse, Mr. Hall, Dr. Berrios, Ms. Tatlock, Mr. Rennie

Wheeler 6th Grade Math Packet and Selected Answers

Wheeler 7th Grade Summer Reading 2017

English (Mrs. O'Driscoll)

Choose three (3) books of any genre. Please be ready to discuss them when we meet in September.

History ( Ms. Hunsicker)

Please Read Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson. Please be ready to discuss it when we return to school.

Wheeler 8th Grade English Summer Reading 2017


Rising 8th graders should read books of choice in any genre all summer long, but for required summer reading, they should purchase, read, and bring to school in September a print copy of Donna Jo Napoli's National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes, & Monsters (2011). Because we'll use this book starting day 1 of classes, I encourage students to read it during the last few weeks of summer vacation, so the stories and characters are fresh in your minds as we start our English 8 adventures.

Thank you,

Mrs. Von Reinhart

Wheeler 8th Grade History Summer Reading 2017


Profiles In Courage For Our Time, edited by Caroline Kennedy.

Students should read the Introduction and profiles of James Florio, John McCain and Russell Feingold, Hilda Solis, John Lewis and Profiles in Courage Award 2002.

Students in 8th Grade History use a Live Binder (supplemented by handouts) in place of a conventional textbook which is effectively a digital course packet. The Live Binder uses a variety of media, primary source documents and interactive features.

Rising 8th Graders should be well versed in the mechanics of a Live Binder and generally familiar with the overall content. For summer reading

  1. Go to: Live Binder
  2. Enter Wheeler in the Access Key box
  3. Read the Introduction (blue main tab on top left)
  4. Read the United States (first purple main tab)
  5. Read China (first brown main tab)
  6. Read the Geography of The U.S. (second purple main tab)
  7. Explore the  sub-tabs found under the Geography of The U.S. main tab. 

If you have questions, please e-mail Mr. Baer at

Thank you, 

Mr. Baer and Mr. Un