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Current 7th Graders

2022 Farristown Middle School

Summer Reading Project

Dear Farristown Middle School Parents/Guardians and Students:

We are looking forward to summer break, and we hope that reading will play a part in your summer fun and relaxation time.  At each of the Madison County middle schools, the staff and administration are working year round to help improve the literacy skills of each of our students.  Research suggests that summer reading not only sustains reading skills among students, but it enhances overall reading abilities.  The more students read, the stronger their vocabulary and reading comprehension becomes.

We are requiring ALL students to read ONE book and complete a project. Examples of these can be found in the chart below. Along with the book project, we ask that students PASS at least 5 iReady Reading lessons on their pathway by July 27th. Students will not have access to their pathway after this date. Passing additional lessons will earn you bonus points in your ELA class at the beginning of the year. You can log your progress toward these lessons in the chart on the back of this page.

Language Arts 6th, 7th, or 8th grade Reading Project Requirements:

  1. Choose ONE novel or non-fiction book (minimum 100 pages)
  2. Book MUST NOT be a book read previously as a class in school
  3. Complete ONE of the following book projects:


(scene, timeline, etc.)

Book Review

PowerPoint/Google Slides Presentation

Video Presentation

(commercial, interview, scene, song)


Write an alternate ending

**Projects are due the 1st Monday that school is back in session


  1. Presentation:  Each student will complete a 5-10 minute presentation on their summer reading selection.  Presentations should include the following information:


(If you read a book that told a story)


(If you read a fact-based book)

  • Characters
  • Setting
  • Plot
  • Conflict
  • Theme
  • Recommendation (Would you recommend this book to a friend?)
  • Topic
  • Background
  • Interesting Facts
  • Purpose (Why is this book important?  What type of information does it provide?)
  • Overall concepts you learned from reading
  • Why did you choose this book?

**The book project, presentation and iReady lessons will count as an assessment grade in language arts class**


Where to check out novels/books:

  • Madison County Public Library
  • Book Mobile
  • The school may have some available

Or, you can purchase books at a local store.

Book Suggestions:


Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper

Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan

Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

Rebound by Kwame Alexander

Refugee by Alan Gratz

Restart by Gordon Korman

The Thing About Leftovers by C.C. Payne

OCDaniel by Wesley King

Free Verse by Sarah Dooley


Student Name:______________________________  22-23 Grade Level:_____________

iReady Reading Lesson Log:

Date Completed

Lesson Topic

Quiz Percentage Earned