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Wheeler Middle School Required Summer Reading

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


Please read 3 books in total (print, ebook, and/or audiobook versions are all fine).

  • One must be from the following list (which will be discussed in a book group format in the Fall)
    • City of Ghosts by V.E. Schwab
    • My Life as an Ice Cream Sandwich by Ibi Zoboi
    • The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle by Leslie Connor
    • A High Five for Glen Burke by Phil Bildner
    • Bloom by Kenneth Oppel
  • Two additional novels of your choice (one could be a graphic novel if you’d like) — a great list for ideas is available here (except don’t read Roll of Thunder), but wherever you find books is fine!


Wheeler 7 English


Please read:

  1. Two (2) novels from your favorite genre 


Wheeler 7 History

History (Ms. Hunsicker)

Please Read:

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

Wheeler 8 English

English 8

Choose two (2) novels of any genre (realistic fiction, fantasy, science fiction, historical fiction, memoir, or other nonfiction).

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?