7th Grade Summer Reading List by 1ywq6g


									                L.W. Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies
                             815 Huey P. Long
                         Gretna, Louisiana 70052
Debra Cooper, Principal                               ELA Department

                                May 12, 2010

RE: 7TH Grade Summer Reading List

Dear Parents,

As you know, reading is the greatest factor in your child’s overall academic
success, and to this end, the English Department has developed a list of
books for your child to read over the summer.
Each student is asked to read two (2) books from the fiction list as well as
the non-fiction book selected by the English teachers. Please note: Your
child will NOT be penalized for failing to read the books or complete the
activities that accompany the books; however, for those students who do
successfully complete the suggested summer reading, their lowest test
score in the first nine weeks will be replaced with the bonus points they
received from their summer reading packet.

Please help us foster the love of learning in your children over the summer
by encouraging your child to complete the suggested summer reading
enrichment packet attached.

Should you have any questions, please contact the school at 504.361.8905.


Debra Cooper

                L.W. Ruppel Academy for Advanced Studies
                                  Summer Reading
                            Parent Acknowledgment Form

        Students are required to read 1 fiction book, 1 nonfiction book, and 1
        Parents will complete and sign the title/author page confirming that
         the student has completed the books. This will be turned in during
         the first week of school.
        In addition, the student will turn in the completed information sheet
         on all three books.

My child, ___________________________________, has completed the

books from the summer reading list for his/her grade level.

Parent/Guardian signature:

Date: __________________

                     Title of Book                                     Author




Thank you for participating in your child’s summer reading program. Reading and thinking are
so interconnected that the process of reading is continually developing. As students move
from learning to read to reading to learn, we must work together to nurture and develop
successful lifelong reader skills for both competence and enjoyment.
                   6th going into 7th Grade Summer Reading List
                   L.W. Ruppel Academy for Advanced Stuides

Students must choose any two fiction books and the one non-fiction book to
read over the summer. Students will complete a novel data sheet for the
fiction books, only. For the non-fiction book, students will write a summary
**Please be advised that the novel data sheet, the Parent Acknowledgement
Form, and the summary paragraph are due by Thursday, August 19, 2010.

Grades received on project(s) will used as bonus points to replace students’
lowest test grade during the first grading period. Students who do not
complete the summer reading and/or required projects will not be penalized;
however, they will not receive the bonus points.

Skeleton Key by Anthony Horowitz
Alex Rider, a teenage-spy, agrees to keep his eyes open for trouble at the
Wimbledon tennis championships, and finds himself targeted by a Chinese crime
ring. To escape the Chinese hit men chasing him, Alex reluctantly agrees to
provide cover for CIA agents who wish to search former Russian General Sarov’s
secluded home on a Cuban controlled island. General Sarov however, has other
plans for Alex.

My Louisiana Sky by Kimberly Williams Holt
How does a poor, twelve-year-old girl in Saitter, Louisiana, learn to cope with a simple
mother, a "slow" father, and derisive school mates? As Tiger Ann Parker struggles to grow
up, circumstances help her decide whether to stay or to escape to the city and live with her
sophisticated Aunt Doreen. First her grandmother dies, then Hurricane Audrey sweeps
through their rural town creating havoc, while exposing everyone's true character. This
powerfully written story illustrates the value of heart-felt love, hard work, and self-
sacrifice which strengthen and bind together family and friends

Jazz A B Z by Wynton Marsalis
Marsalis has written twenty-six poems as tributes to twenty-six jazz musicians. Each poem
reflects the musical style of the performer. The words in each poem highlight the letter in
the alphabet and the accomplishments of said performer. Brief biographies by Phil Schapp
are included. The bold, poster-like illustrations complement the words in the poems. The
poems are most effective read aloud like slam poetry, beat poetry or hip-hop. Each of the
poetic forms used by Marsalis is described. This book will be enjoyed by jazz buffs and
poetry-lovers and may encourage many readers to learn more about music and about poetry.

Click Here (to find out how I survived 7th grade) by Denise Vega
Erin Swift and her best friend, Jilly, have been inseparable since kindergarten. When Erin
and Jilly begin attending Molly Brown Middle School, they are assigned to separate tracks.
Erin feels like she cannot survive 7th grade without Jilly. However, she finds her niche in
the Intranet Club where she helps to design the school’s new web site and makes new
friends. Nevertheless, she is crushed when the boy that she secretly likes becomes
infatuated with Jilly. All along she has been writing her feelings in her private blog. Things
get really bad when her blog is accidentally posted on the school’s web site for everyone to
read. Eventually, she discovers a lot about herself, the meaning of friendship, taking
responsibility—and the value of a Tootsie Pop. Erin’s journey of self-discovery leads to
laughter and tears in this well-written tale about a girl embarking on a new life in middle
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean Covey
Being a teenager is both wonderful and challenging. In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective
Teens, author Sean Covey applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to teens and the
tough issues and life-changing decisions they face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a
step-by-step guide to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure,
achieve their goals, get along with their parents, and much more. In addition, this book is
stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens
from all over the world. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens will engage teenagers unlike
any other book.
                                        Novel Data Sheet

Title                                                     Author

Genre (type of book: adult fiction, young adult fiction, nonfiction, etc):
  Main Character                                                       Other Major Characters
Name:                           Name:                                   Name:                 Name:

Description:                            Description:           Description:                Description:

Connections to other                    Connections to other   Connections to other        Connections to other
characters:                             characters:            characters:                 characters:

                                        Time:                            Place:
Conflict (central problem):

Plot events: (Things that
happen to move the story forward
toward the resolution of the conflict
and/or the end of the story)
             Non-Fiction Summary Paragraph Response Sheet



Title of Book:____________________________________

Please write a summary of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Sean
Covey in the space provided below:


To top