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Middle School Summer READING and Enrichment 2015

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 2015

Students must read:

Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli

  • and a minimum of two (2) books of your choice!
  • students please write down the titles and authors of all the books that you read this summer.



Wheeler 7th Grade Summer Reading 2015


Choose three (3) Books to read. Any Genre is OK! Please be ready to discuss when we meet in September


Please Read Iron Thunder by Avi. Please be ready to discuss it when we return to school.

Every hero has a story!

Wheeler 8th Grade English Summer Reading 2015

Rising Wheeler 8th Graders are required to read Dateline:Troy, by Paul Fleischman. They are also asked to read one book of their own choosing from a favorite genre or author.

Wheeler 8th Grade History Summer Reading 2015

Rising 8th Graders will be required to read The Port Chicago 50, by Steve Sheinkin and be prepared to discuss in September.

In addition:

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:
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 seven sub-tabs found under the Geography of The U.S. main tab. We will have a scavenger hunt for this section on the first day of class.

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