Summer Reading

Cheyenne Middle School
Summer 2017 Reading list

Please read the following books prior to the start of school. They will be used for

  • a test
  • class discussion
  • a writing assignment.

Writing notes in the margins of your book or typing a journal while you read will help you remember the content. Use the items below as a guide to taking notes and to help you get the most out of your reading. Expect that your teacher will collect these notes, and you will receive a completion grade. Bring these reading notes and your books to class the first week of school.

  • Setting: Where and when does the story take place?
  • Characters: Who are the main characters? Be able to describe them
  • Plot: What did you consider to be the main conflict in the story? How was this developed throughout the book?
  • Theme: What ideas about life did you gain from this book?
  • Personal Reaction/Evaluation: What did you like about this book? What, if anything, were you confused about?
  • Figurative Language (describing something by comparing it to something else): Mark specific examples of figurative language and vivid description.

Download the Summer Reading List >


Students going into 6th Grade

  • The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt
  • Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain – dialect will be challenging
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Incoming 6th Grade students read 2 out of the 3 books
Incoming 6th Grade Honors read all 3 books


Students going into 7th Grade

  • Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • A Day No Pigs Would Die by Robert Peck
  • The Homecoming by Cynthia Voigt

Incoming 7th Grade students read 2 out of the 3 books
Incoming 7th Grade Honors read all 3 books


Students going into 8th Grade

  • In My Hands; Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer by Irene Gut Opdyke
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift

Incoming 8th Grade students read 2 out of the 3 books
Incoming 8th Grade Honors read all 3 books


Any questions please email either Ms. Mead or Mr. Wierzbicki


Yearly Book Studies

 6th Grade                                                   

  • Number the Stars by  Lois Lowry
  • The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
  • Lupita Manana by Patricia Beatty
  • Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway

7th Grade

  • Call of Wild by  Jack London
  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
  • Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
  • Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes by Edith Hamilton
  • Various Short Stories

8th Grade

  • The Outsiders by  S. E. Hinton
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell
  • Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
  • Various Short Stories