McCulloch Intermediate School / Highland Park Middle School

Summer Reading » Entering 8th Grade

Entering 8th Grade

The eighth-grade English teachers, in an effort to create a summer reading program rooted in the best research on literacy, have implemented a choice summer reading list. We hope this program will offer students an authentic reading experience, encourage students to self-identify as readers, tap into the social nature of reading and adolescents, and set the tone for reading opportunities offered through the year.

Our list is designed to reach the wide spectrum of interests, maturity levels, and abilities we see in our readers. Not every book will be a good match for every reader, but we hope all our students can find a book that will foster growth, enjoyment, and a commitment to life-long reading.