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Ms. Fatima Iglesias - 6th & 7th Grade ELA/Social Studies

We have had an amazing year here at SHPS.  Remember that even though it is summer I would like you to keep reading for comprehension.   Choose books that you like and challenge yourself.  Here is a summer reading list for your pleasure for 6th and 7th grade students:

6th Grade Recommended Reading List

Born at Midnight series by C. C. Hunter is the winner!

This great list is from the Newton Free Library system. It has great detailed book reviews if you click on the title. I found many of our favorite new books there that are middle school approved.

YA Dystopian Like THE GIVER

Best Graphic Novels for Middle School 

Best Historical Fiction

For YA Boys:

There seems to be a real scarcity of great Young Adult books for boys which is a real shame because research shows that reading drops off for boys starting in 7th grade! Try these books if you are noticing your son is reading less.

Thought Provoking and Downright Scary Book 

 Amazing Novels in Verse

Best Multicultural Middle Grade Books

Books to Get Your Gamer Reading

One strategy to get kids — tweens and teens included — reading more is to match books with things they are interested in. These were the sports chapter books that stood out.



I would hand this chapter book to any kid who worries about making the cut.

Books for Reluctant Middle School Readers

Diversity Picture Books for 6th Grade


Middle School Chapter Books from Books4YourKids

Top 100 Best Young Adult Books by Persnickety Snark’s Poll

Books for the Middle Grade Reluctant Reader

Some ideas for middle school readers who may be good at reading but just don’t like to read.

Multicultural Books for Middle School

If kids need to read about someone like them, try these multicultural books.

PickyKidPix 6th Grade Recommended Books

PickyKidPix 7th Grade Recommended Books

PickyKidPix 8th Grade Recommended Books

I hope that you enjoy these books and choose to read at least two of them throughout the summer.


Have a great summer!



Updated Friday 05-31-2019 10:22pm

Classroom Notes

The upcoming seventh graders will be reading Paying it Forward when we return in August.  If you want to get a head start please do so.  They will be creating their own Pay It Forward assignment.

Looking forward to see what they come up with.



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