ARMS Summer Reading 2019

Dear families of rising 7th and 8th grade students,

The Amherst Regional Middle School English Department and Library are excited to share with you our summer reading expectations for 2019. During the school year, Independent Reading is an important and much-loved part of the English Language Arts curriculum at ARMS. We believe that Independent Reading:

▪ Develops good, regular reading habits.

▪ Nurtures stamina. Staying with a book requires concentration, something increasingly lacking in our high-tech culture.

▪ Is a way to pull back from the (at times) social craziness of middle school.

▪ Escaping into the world of a book builds empathy when you see beyond yourself and beyond the present moment (so important for our preadolescents).

▪ Allows students to see that there is power in identifying and seeing oneself in literature—you are not alone.

▪ Builds community by sharing good reads and talking about books together.

▪ Helps students solve problems with exposure to characters and situations that are new and different from their lives.

▪ Builds vocabulary.

▪ Creates better readers. Better readers make better writers, speakers, thinkers, and communicators.

ARMS summer reading: please read any 2 books. Any two books! Your choice!

If you need ideas or are looking for good books to read, our ARMS librarian, Peter Riedel, has compiled a list of excellent, current adolescent literature as well as some classic titles. This letter and book ideas can also be found on the ARMS website. Local libraries, too, are ready to help you discover great summer reads. Any questions? Contact English Curriculum Leader, Heather Sullivan-Flynn at Sullivan- FlynnH@arps.org.

 

Not sure what to read? If you are looking for ideas, here are some...

Award Winners for Middle School Readers from 2019 (John Newbery Medal, Michael L. Printz Award, Pura Belpre Award, Coretta Scott King Book Award, Stonewall Book Awards, Schneider Family Book Award, Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, William C. Morris Award, YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for Young Adults)

Anger Is a Gift by Mark Oshiro

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

Darius the Great Is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 by Claire Hartfield

Finding Langston by Lesa Cline-Ransome

Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction by Jarrett J. Krosoczka

I, Claudia by Mary McCoy

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World by Ashley Herring Blake

Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina

The Night Diary by Veera Hiranandani

The Parker Inheritance by Varian Johnson

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

The Season of Styx Malone by Kekla Magoon

Most-Read Titles at Amherst Regional Middle School

All’s Faire in Middle School by Victoria Jamieson

Amulet Series by Kazu Kibuishi

Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol

Black Panther Series by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Cardboard by Doug TenNapel

Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series by Jeff Kinney

Drama by Raina Telgemeier

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Fake Blood by Whitney Gardner

Ghost Boys by Jewell Parker Rhodes

Ghostopolis by Doug TenNapel

Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier

The Grisha Trilogy (Shadow and Bone) by Leigh Bardugo

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

Illegal by Eoin Colfer

The Maze Runner Series by James Dashner

Miles Morales : The Ultimate Spider Man by Brian Michael Bendis

My Hero Academia Series by Kohei Horikoshi

One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus

The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

Thornhill by Pam Smy

New and Old “Classics” for Middle School Readers

2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Call of the Wild by Jack London

The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

Dune by Frank Herbert

Emma by Jane Austen

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne

White Fang by Jack London

The Red Pony by John Steinbeck

Poets and Poetry

● Maya Angelou (1928 -2014) Maya Angelou: Poetry for Young People

Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States, Carlson, Lori M. (editor)

● Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) Emily Dickinson: Poetry for Young People

● Robert Frost (1874-1963) You Come Too: Favorite Poems for Young Readers

● Nikki Giovanni (1943- )Vacation Time

● J. Patrick Lewis ( 1942 - )When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders

● Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry for Young People

● Joyce Sidman (1956 - ) What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms & Blessings

 

Lectura de verano de ARMS 2019

Estimadas familias de estudiantes que van a 7mo y 8vo grado,

El Departamento de Inglés y la Biblioteca de la Escuela Intermedia Regional de Amherst se complacen en compartir con ustedes nuestras expectativas de lectura de verano para 2019. Durante el año escolar, la Lectura Independiente es una parte importante y muy querida del plan de estudios de Artes del Lenguaje Inglés en ARMS. Creemos que la lectura independiente:

▪ Desarrolla hábitos de lectura positivos y regulares.

▪ Nutre la resistencia. Quedarse con un libro requiere concentración, algo que cada vez falta mas en nuestra cultura de alta tecnología.

▪ Es una forma de retirarse de la locura social que a veces ocurre en la escuela intermedia.

▪ Escapar al mundo de un libro crea empatía cuando ves más allá de ti mismo y más allá del momento presente (tan importante para nuestros preadolescentes).

▪ Permite que los alumnos vean que hay poder para identificarse y verse a si mismo en la literatura; no se está solo.

▪ Edifica un sentido de comunidad al compartir buenas lecturas y hablar juntos de estos libros.

▪ Ayuda a los estudiantes a resolver problemas con la exposición a personajes y situaciones que son nuevas y diferentes de sus vidas.

▪ Construye y desarrolla vocabulario.

▪ Crea mejores lectores. Mejores lectores se desarrollan en mejores escritores, oradores, pensadores y comunicadores.

Lectura de verano de ARMS: favor leer 2 libros. ¡Dos libros, cualquiera de ellos! ¡Tu elección!

Si necesitas ideas o estás buscando buenos libros para leer, nuestro bibliotecario ARMS, Peter Riedel, ha compilado una lista excelente de literatura de actualidad para adolescentes, así como algunos títulos clásicos. Esta carta y las ideas de los libros también se pueden encontrar en el sitio web de ARMS. Las bibliotecas locales también están listas para ayudarlo a descubrir excelentes lecturas de verano. ¿Alguna pregunta? Comuníquese con la Líder de Currículo en Inglés, Heather Sullivan-Flynn en Sullivan-FlynnH@arps.org.

¿No sabes qué leer? Si buscas ideas, aquí tienes algunas...

Ganadores de Premios para Lectores de Escuelas Intermedias de 2019 (Medalla John Newbery, Premio Michael L. Printz, Premio Pura Belpre, Premio de Libro Coretta Scott King, Premios de Libros Stonewall, Premio de Libro Familiar Schneider Family, Premio de Libro Informativo Robert F. Sibert, Premio William C. Morris, Premio a la Excelencia en No Ficción para Jóvenes Adultos YALSA)

Anger Is a Gift por Mark Oshiro

Children of Blood and Bone por Tomi Adeyemi

Darius the Great Is Not Okay por Adib Khorram

A Few Red Drops: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919 por Claire Hartfield

Finding Langston por Lesa Cline-Ransome

Hey, Kiddo: How I Lost My Mother, Found My Father, and Dealt with Family Addiction por Jarrett J. Krosoczka

I, Claudia por Mary McCoy

Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World por Ashley Herring Blake

Merci Suárez Changes Gears por Meg Medina

The Night Diary por Veera Hiranandani

The Parker Inheritance por Varian Johnson

The Poet X por Elizabeth Acevedo

The Season of Styx Malone por Kekla Magoon

Títulos Más Leídos en la Escuela Intermedia Regional de Amherst

All’s Faire in Middle School por Victoria Jamieson

Amulet Series por Kazu Kibuishi

Be Prepared por Vera Brosgol

Black Panther Series por Ta-Nehisi Coates

Cardboard por Doug TenNapel

Children of Blood and Bone por Tomi Adeyemi

The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series, por Jeff Kinney

Drama, por Raina Telgemeier

Everything, Everything por Nicola Yoon

Fake Blood por Whitney Gardner

Ghost Boys por Jewell Parker Rhodes

Ghostopolis por Doug TenNapel

Ghosts, por Raina Telgemeier

The Grisha Trilogy (Shadow and Bone) por Leigh Bardugo

The Hate U Give por Angie Thomas

I'll Give You the Sun, por Jandy Nelson

Illegal por Eoin Colfer

The Maze Runner Series por James Dashner

Miles Morales : The Ultimate Spider Man por Brian Michael Bendis

My Hero Academia Series por Kohei Horikoshi

One of Us is Lying por Karen M. McManus

The Prince and the Dressmaker por Jen Wang

Roller Girl por Victoria Jamieson

The Sun Is Also a Star por Nicola Yoon

Thornhill por Pam Smy

"Clásicos" Nuevos y Viejos para Lectores de Secundaria

2001: A Space Odyssey, por Arthur C. Clarke

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, por Mark Twain

Call of the Wild, por Jack London

The Count of Monte Cristo, por Alexandre Dumas

Dune, por Frank Herbert

Emma, por Jane Austen

Great Expectations, por Charles Dickens

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy por Douglas Adams

The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, por J.R.R. Tolkien

Treasure Island, por Robert Louis Stevenson

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, por Jules Verne

White Fang, por Jack London

The Red Pony, por John Steinbeck

Poetas y Poesía

● Maya Angelou (1928 -2014) Maya Angelou: Poetry for Young People

Cool Salsa: Bilingual Poems on Growing Up Latino in the United States, Carlson, Lori M. (editor)

● Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) Emily Dickinson: Poetry for Young People

● Robert Frost (1874-1963) You Come Too: Favorite Poems for Young Readers

● Nikki Giovanni (1943- )Vacation Time

● J. Patrick Lewis ( 1942 - )When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders

● Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry for Young People

● Joyce Sidman (1956 - ) What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms & Blessings