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Summer Assignments

Ms. Nakada's 8th grade Summer Reading List...

Here is a link to resources where students can find and read books online:

Click on the reading list below for project and book ideas:

Nakada Summer Reading List.doc (DOC)


Mrs. Barbeau's English Language Learner's (ELD) Resources...

(All levels)

English Language Learners Summer Resources – Mrs. Barbeau 


High Interest Summer Reading 

Novel List 6-8th Grade 

  1. Orbiting Jupiter - Gary D. Schmidt

  2. George - Alex Gino 

  3. Uglies Pretties Specials Extras Series- Scott Westerfeld 

  4. Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party - Ying Chang Compestine 

  5. Wringer - Jerry Spinelli 

  6. Counting by 7s - Holly Goldberg Sloan 

  7. Wonder - R.J. Palacio 

  8. Wednesday Wars - Gary Schmidt 

  9. Ghost - Jason Reynolds 

  10. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Sherman Alexie 

  11. Paperboy - Vince Vawter 

  12. The Giver Quartet - Lois Lowry 

  13. The Outsiders - S. E. Hinton Walk Two Moons - Sharon Creech 

  14. Tuck Everlasting - Natalie Babbit 

  15. Crossover - Kwame Alexander Speak - Laurie Halse Anderson 

  16. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins 

  17. The Breadwinner - Deborah Ellis 

  18. Stella by Starlight - Sharon M. Draper 

  19. Brown Girl Dreaming - Jacqueline Woodson 

  20. Wait Till Helen Comes - Mary Downing Hahn 

  21. Refugee - Alan Gratz 

  22. Shadow Children - Margaret Peterson Haddix 

  23. Scorpions - Walter Dean Myers 

  24. Rolling Thunder Hear My Cry - Mildred D. Taylor 

  25. We Should Hang Out Sometime - Josh Sundquist 

  26. Feed - M.T. Anderson 

  27. Freak the Mighty - Rodman Philbrick 

  28. Stargirl - Jerry Spinelli 

English Language Learners Summer Resources.docx (DOCX)


Mr. Gravning's 7th grade Summer Reading List...

Voluntary summer reading that will help prepare for 7th grade English includes:

THE HATE YOU GIVE by Angie Thomas.  This novel remains relevant given current events.

THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET by Sandra Cisneros.  This Mexican-American classic uses poetic vignettes to tell a moving coming-of-age story.

 AMERICAN BORN CHINESE by Gene Luen Yang.  This graphic novel won the Printz award and proves that comics are a true art form.

Also, The Los Angeles Public Library is holding a Summer Reading Challenge here:


Ms. Shanley's 8th grade Summer Math Work...

Go to Ms. Shanley's webpage on this website (under Staff/Home) for more information.

Click the link below as well:


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As always, keep your child reading a minimum half hour each day.  You can also have him/her figuring tax, adding grocery bills, food bills, dividing bills, etc. to work on basic math skills.  You can find various math and English websites where they can "play" games that are actually educational in nature.  These are quick ways to keep your child learning throughout summer.  Always check the LAUSD website for various educational You Tube channels: