Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Summer Experience Photos and Captions

I have created a Padlet for you to post pictures and comments on your summer experience.  Use the link here to access the Padlet.

 Some Notes About Posting/Commenting

I have been so excited to read all of the posts that have been added so far. Since this is new for all of us here are a few things that will make the blog better.

Put your name in your post or else they look anonymous in the blog. 


Be Patient, when you add a comment I get an email and have to approve it.  I will be checking email daily but it may take time for your post/comment to appear.

Keep Reading !!!!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2021

What to post

 Summer Reading

Summer Experience

  • Read a minimum of two books from the suggested list or a book that has been approved by me.

  • Post to the blog 4 times about your book. A post can be your opinion, something you like about the book a specific character or event, it can even be a question. Please be careful not to give away any spoilers or endings. Post at least once in June and once in July making sure you have posted twice before school starts. (In other words, don’t wait until August)

  • Reply to at least two posts by other students. Always be respectful in your posts say something meaningful.  Just saying “I agree” or “good point” don’t mean much and won’t be counted.  

  • If you are checking, yes, you need a total of 6 entries on the blog 4 posts and 2 comments. 

For the Summer Experience---

  • Post pictures and describe somewhere you went over the summer. This could be as simple as a local museum or a hike in one of the nearby California State Parks.  Some of you may be fortunate to travel out of the area if so pick one of the places you visit and tell us about it.  Don’t forget to post a picture too! 

Monday, June 7, 2021

6-8 Summer Reading List

 6th Grade

Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements

    The Last Book in the Universe by Rodman Philbrick

    Kira Kira  by Cynthia Kadohata

    Among the Hidden Series  by Margaret Peterson Haddix

The Lightning Thief  by Rick Riordan  ( any in the series or any Rick Riordan book)

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle

The Benedict Society by Trento Lee Stewart

Kingdom Keepers by Ridley Pearson

The Scorpio Races by Magggie Stiefvater

Enders Game by Orson Scott Card

School For Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

Beyonders by Brandon Mull

Navigating Early by Care Vanderpool

Lockwood & Co- The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud

Hilo Book 1 by Judd Winick (Graphic Novel)

7th Grade

A Long Walk to Water  by Linda Sue Park

    Say It Ain’t So  by Josh Berk

    Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Curtis

    Accidental Genius of Weasle High  byRick Detorie

    The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

    SYLO (The Sylo Chronicles) by D. J. MacHale

    The Skin I’m In  by Sharon Flake

    The Thing About Luck  by Cynthia Kadohata

    The Girl From Felony Bay by J. E. Thompson

    Revolution by Deborah Wiles

      Jackaby  or Beastly Bones by William Ritter

      Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

      Pax by Sara Pennypacker

      Leviathan by Scott Westerfield or any books in the trilogy

      The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart any in the   series

      Dragonwatch by Brandon Mull

   The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

8th Grade

         Bottom of the 33rd by Dan Barry

         When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt

         The Boy Who Saved Baseball by John H. Ritter

         The Selection by Kiera Cass

         The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin (National Book Award  Finalist 2015 YA)

         Ghost by Jason Reynolds (National Book Award Finalist 2016 YA)

         The Girl from Felony Bay by J. E. Thompson

         Warp by Eoin Colfer (Any in the series)

         Countdown or Revolution by Deborah Wiles

        Mechanica Betsy Cornwell

         March Book 1, March Book 2, and March Book 3   by John Lewis & Andrew Aydin

               These are Graphic Novels, March Book 3 won the following awards.      

·   2016 National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature

·   2017 Printz Award Winner

·   2017 Coretta Scott King Author Award Winner

·   2017 Sibert Medal Winner

·   2017 YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction Winner

·   2017 Walter Award Winner


A Long Way Down- by Jason Reynolds

·   A Newbery Honor Book

·   A Coretta Scott King Honor Book

·   A Printz Honor Book

·   Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature

·   Winner of the Walter Dean Myers Award

·   An Edgar Award Winner for Best Young Adult Fiction

I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter- by Erika Sanchez

·  National Book Award Finalist

The 57 Bus- by Dashka Slater

·   YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults Finalist

Far From the Tree- by Robin Benway

·   National Book Award Winner 

Brown Girl Dreaming Jacquline Woodson

  • Winner of the National Book Award for YA

  • Coretta Scott King Award

  • Newberry Honor Book

Scythe Neal Shusteterman

  • Printz Honor 

Summer Experience Photos and Captions I have created a Padlet for you to post pictures and comments on your summer experience.  Use the link...