Middle School Summer Work

Reading Assignments

Please see the Middle School Library page in DuchesneConnect for descriptions of each book and additional information.

Incoming 8th Grade 

1. Read ONE of the following:

  • The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon
  • Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram
  • Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  • Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Assignment: Bring the books you read to class with you on the first day of class. Be prepared to discuss and write about your chosen novel individually, with small book clubs, and with the class. There is no assignment beyond this.

2. Read ONE novel selected from the 7-8th or 9-10th grade HAISLN list

Incoming 7th Grade

1. Read ONE of the following books:

  • I am Malala (Young Reader’s Edition), Malala Yousafzai 
  • Escape from Aleppo, NH Senzai 
  • The Red Pencil, Andrea Davis Pinkney 
  • Amal Unbound, Aisha Saaed 

Assignment: Come to school with a copy of the book you read and be ready to discuss and use the book in activities. There is no assignment beyond this.

2. Read ONE book selected from the 7th-8th grade HAISLN list.

Incoming 6th Grade

1. Read Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Assignment: Be prepared to study the book in class activities in the fall. There is no assignment beyond this.

2. Read ONE book selected from the 6th-grade HAISLN list. 

Incoming 5th Grade

1. Read ONE of the following books:

  • Waiting for Normal by Leslie Connor
  • Listen, Slowly by Thanhha Lai
  • Almost Home by Joan Bauer
  • Lions of Little Rock by Kristen Levine

Assignment: Create a one-pager following these directions.

2. Read ONE book selected from the 5th grade HASLIN list.

Math Assignments

Incoming 8th Grade 

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Incoming 7th Grade 

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Incoming 6th Grade 

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Incoming 5th Grade 

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Please note, IXL usernames and passwords for rising 5th graders and new families are being generated. Dr. Witten will send an email to those students and families with their user names and passwords once available.