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Required Reading and Rhode Island Middle School Award Nominees 2025

Wheeler 6th Grade Summer Reading

Summer Reading, 6th Grade

Any version, including print, e-book, and audiobook, is OK!

  1. Read three (3) novels in total over the summer. Read two (2) novels of your choice: one can be a graphic novel. One (1) novel must be from the books listed here.

  • Bloom by Kenneth Oppel

  • City of Ghosts, by V.E Schwab

  • City Spies, by James Ponti

  • High Five for Glenn Burke, by Phil Bildner

  • Refugee by Alan Gratz

  • The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle, by Leslie Connor


Wheeler 7 English


Please read:

  1. Read at least two books (print and audio versions are fine). One book is free, and the other should be selected from the RIMSBA list or a curated list of recommended books. 
  2. Only one of the two books can be a graphic novel.
  3. Students should be prepared to discuss and write about their reading choices when they return to school


Wheeler 7 History


Please Read:

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

When Isabel meets Curzon, a slave with ties to the Patriots, he encourages her to spy on her owners, who know details of British plans for invasion. She is initially reluctant, but when the unthinkable happens to Ruth, Isabel realizes her loyalty is available to the bidder who can provide her with freedom.

Wheeler 8 English

English 8

  1. Choose two (2) novels of any genre (realistic fiction, fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, memoir, or other nonfiction).
  2. One is a free choice. The other should be from this recommended list or the RIMSBA 2025 nominees. One of your choices can be a graphic novel. 

In the first week of school, 8th-grade students will complete a graded writing

assignment based on their summer reading choices.

Wheeler Cityside 8

Summer Reading for Cityside at Wheeler

There are two digital binders to support our work together this year. You must arrive at school:
With a general familiarity with the contents 
With a sense of how each binder can help you succeed 

1- Spend an hour or more  reading and thinking about what you learn from:
The Cityside Basics Binder
Password: cityside

2- Spend an hour or more  reading and thinking about what you learn from:
The Cityside Resources Binder
Password: cityside resources

3- Arrive on the first day of school  with:

One question about the ‘Four Stages of  your Cityside Project” (found in the Cityside Basics Binder)

One question about something you learned from reading the Cityside Resources Binder