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Wheeler Middle School Required Summer Reading 2021

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

Wheeler 6th grade Summer reading, rising 6th graders must read:
Students must read (print, ebook, and/or audiobook versions are all fine):

1) Amina's Voice, by Hena Kahn

2) Two (2) books of your choice

Thank you,

Mr. Hall, Mrs. Tatlock, Mr. Primiano, Mrs. Block



Rising 6th Grade Summer Math Packet

Rising 6th-grade Summer Math Review Packet

Wheeler 7 English

English (Ms. Williams)

Please read:

  1. Three (3) novels: 1 graphic novel and 2 novels from your favorite genre (fantasy, science fiction, mystery, thriller, etc.)
  2. Choose a favorite summer reading book and bring it to class on the first day of school.


Wheeler 7 History

History (Ms. Hunsicker)

Please Read:

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

Rising 7th Grade Math Packet

 Rising 7th-grade Summer Math Review

Wheeler 8 English

English 8 (Teacher Clare) 

Choose three novels of any genre (realistic fiction, fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, memoir, or other nonfiction). One of the books you read should meet one of the following challenges:

  1. Read an "own voices" book (a book about characters from a marginalized group that has been written by an author from that same marginalized group).
  2. Read a book that won a National Book Award, Printz Award, Pura Belpré Award, or Coretta Scott King Award within the last 5 years.

If you need help finding novels, check out Ms. Smith's guide on Wakelet.

Wheeler 8 History

History (Mr. Martin)

1-Crash Course World History:  World War II

2-PBS Learning Media: World War II

Explore any of these videos but specifically be sure to watch the following videos on this site:

  • “The Attack on Pearl Harbor” (the 1:58 version)
  • “Impact of World War II on U.S. Economy and Workforce”
  • “American Factories Change to Support World War II”
  • “Tuskegee Airmen Experiences in World War II”

3-Civics 101

  • Listen to the podcast: “Founding Documents: Bill of Rights
  • Watch: “Bill of Rights Finger Hand Game”


Wheeler Cityside 8

Summer Reading for Cityside at Wheeler

There are two Livebinders to support our work together this year. It is vital that you arrive to school:

With a general familiarity of the contents 
Able to  fluently move between main and subtabs 
With a sense of how each binder can help you succeed 

1- Spend two hours reading and thinking about what you learn from:

The Cityside Binder-

Password: cityside

2- Spend two hours reading and thinking about what you learn from:

The Cityside Resources Binder-

Password: cityside resources

3- Prepare a three-minute presentation that answers these questions to the best of your ability. You may use any app of your choice, make a video or podcast. Your answers are a starting point and are not expected to be exhaustive. Due on the first day of class. 

  1. What are my duties as a global and local citizen and how can familiarity with place help me to fulfill my duties?

  2. Why are cities like Providence, presently and in the future, a perfect lab for studying our greatest successes and failings as human beings?

  3. What temperament and skills are vital in order to flourish in a rapidly changing world?

Rising 8th Grade Math Packet

Rising 8th-grade Summer Math review packet.