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Entering 7th Grade

The designated summer reading books for students entering seventh grade are:
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkien
  • Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt


These books were included in your book fees at enrollment/re-enrollment and can be picked up in the front office of either campus after enrollment/re-enrollment is complete through Admissions.

Students are asked to annotate their books. The annotations will constitute your child’s first English grades of the year. A guide to annotating  with sample illustrations is available below. These books will also be the source of discussion during the first couple of weeks of school.

Information on annotating is posted below with sample illustrations. Every chapter should have at least two written notes. Should questions arise about annotations or these instructions, please email the Middle School English Teacher, Mrs. Primeaux (sprimeaux@wcala.org).

Curl Up With a Good Book This Summer!

While we are requiring your child to read two books, we encourage him/her to read all throughout the summer.  Below is a list of grade-level books that your child may enjoy. This will be a great introduction to the reading your child will do throughout the year.
  • Exiles in Babylon & The Shepherd of Bethlehem by A.L.O.E.
  • An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott
  • The Chronicles of Prydain series by Lloyd Alexander
  • Sounder by William Armstrong
  • Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt
  • The Land of Elyon series by Patrick Carman
  • The House of Sixty Fathers by Meindert DeJong
  • The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
  • Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
  • Lincoln: A Photobiography by Russell Freedman
  • My Side of the Mountain by Jean George
  • King of the Wind by Marguerite Henry
  • I Am David by Anne Holm
  • The Sugar Creek Gang series by Paul Hutchens
  • The Story of My Life by Helen Keller
  • Thirty Seconds over Tokyo by Capt. Ted W. Lawson
  • Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction by David Macaulay
  • Homer Price & Centerburg Tales by Robert McCloskey
  • Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien
  • Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry
  • Twice Freed by Patricia M. St. John
  • Tramp for the Lord by Corrie Ten Boom