Southwest Middle School
7 Grade Summer Reading List
2015-2016
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THIS ASSIGNMENT IS REQUIRED AND WILL RECEIVE A FORMAL GRADE.
Assignment: Select one book from the following reading list. Read the entire book. Complete
the questions below the reading list. Teachers will deduct points for spelling, punctuation,
capitalization, and grammar errors. The completed assignment is due September 3, 2015.
BRONX MASQUERADE - Nikki Grimes
PHINEAS GAGE - John Fleischman (A Gruesome but True Story About Brain
THE WEDNESDAY WARS – Gary D. Schmidt
LOSER – Jerry Spineli
CASTLE DIARY: THE JOURNAL OF TOBIAS BURGESS, PAGE – Richard Platt
BREAKING STALIN’S NOSE – Eugene Yelchin
JACK BLACK AND THE SHIP OF THIEVES – Carol Hughes
THE WORLD MADE NEW – Marc Aronson & J. W. Glenn
TREASURE ISLAND – Robert Louis Stevenson
A WRINKLE IN TIME – Madeline L’Engle
I, ROBOT – Isaac Asimov
ANDROMEDA STRAIN – Michael Crichton
THE INVISIBLE MAN – Orson Wells
Science)
Answer the following questions in complete sentences on a separate sheet of paper OR
create a google doc to share with the teachers.
1. Who is the protagonist (main character)?
a. Describe the physical appearance of this character
b. List three main character traits for this character.
c. How does the character change in this story?
2. Who is the antagonist?
a. Describe the physical appearance of the character or characters that work against
the main character
b. List three main character traits for this character.
3. Setting: Describe the setting in this story. (time, date, place)
a. Why do you think the author chose this setting for the story?
b. What atmosphere or mood is created by the setting?
4. Plot: Summarize the book in terms of rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution
(the end of the book).
5. What is the climax of this story? (After this event, everything changes.)
6. What is the most significant conflict in the book? Describe it in five to seven complete
sentences.
7. What is the theme (or main idea) of the story that the author is trying to tell the reader?
8. What words are stated directly by the characters in this story that show the theme?
9. What point of view does the author use to tell this story? Explain.
10. Select a character from the book. If you had the opportunity to interview him/her, what
ten questions would you ask?
11. What part of the book did you like the most? (Answer in at least five sentences)
12. What part of the book did you like the least? (Answer in at least five sentences)
***Alternate suggestions for students who are in the Exceptional Children’s Program.***
Chat Room
by Kristin Butcher
Our Place is Down by Doug Patton
Junie B Jones (series)
Beating Up Daniel
by A.D. Fast
Bud not Buddy
by Christopher Paul Curtis
Note: This is not an optional assignment. This will be a formal grade.
Students are asked to read AT LEAST one book from the list and complete the questions
for this book.
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Southwest Middle School 7th Grade Summer Reading List 2015