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RTMS 2019 SUMMER READING: incoming 6th, 7th, & 8th grades


Incoming 6th Grade

All incoming 6th grade students must read any (one) title from list below and will complete assessment when they begin the RTMS school year.

The Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Johnson

Space Case by Stuart Gibbs

Slider by Pete Hautman

Restart  by Gordon Korman

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Incoming 7th Grade

All incoming 7th grade students must read

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

and may read any title(s) from list below and complete the assignment (see 7th grade sheet) for “bonus points”toward an assessment grade:


Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko

Because of Winn Dixie  by  Kate  DiCamillo

Bridge to Terabithia  by  Katherine Paterson

Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh by Robert C. O’Brien

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury

A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Scat by Carl Hiaasen

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos


All incoming 7th grade AELA students must read

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein

AND one book from the list above for a required assignment.

They may also select a 3rd title and complete the bonus assignment for “bonus points.”

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Incoming 8th Grade

All incoming 8th grade students must read any title from the list below and complete assignment on RTMS school webpage.

I Will Always Write Back by Martin Ganda and Caitlin Alifirenka

Rules of the Road by Joan Bauer

Crossover by Kwame Alexander

Unstoppable by TIm Greene

Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis

42 is Not Just A Number: The Odyssey of Jackie Robinson by Doreen Rappaport

Red Bandana by Tom Rinaldi