2019 Middle Level Summer Reading List
A fundamental component of the educational philosophy at IWA's Middle Level is habitual reading of a wide variety of subjects and genres which is essential for the success of a student. Additionally, we believe in the importance of parents’ active involvement in what their children read.
Please take a moment to look at the following Middle Level summer reading lists and required assignments:
Sixth Grade Summer Reading List and Assignment
Seventh Grade Summer Reading List and Assignment
Eighth Grade Summer Reading Assignment
The AR Program
During the summer, students in each grade level must earn a certain amount of Accelerated Reading points.
IWA Middle Level reserves the right to remove tests from the AR test list. Presently, the following AR tests are not accessible to our students: the Twilight Series, the Clique Series, Memoirs of a Geisha, and The Chocolate War.
The AR Program consists of book titles that have a corresponding reading level (ATOS BL) and point value. Students can select from over 50,000 book titles for summer reading. A sample list of AR books is available below. Books on the sample list are not mandatory reading.
- Each incoming 6th grade student must read enough “summer” AR books to total at least 10 points.
- Each incoming 7th grade student must read enough “summer” AR books to total at least 12 points.
- Each incoming 8th grade student must read enough “summer” AR books to total at least 15 points.
Students select the book(s) they will enjoy, as long as the point value of each book meets the minimum criteria listed below. Students are encouraged to read books worth more AR points than the minimum number listed below.
- Students going to Grade 6: Each book must be worth at least 4 AR points.
- Students going to Grade 7: Each book must be worth at least 5 AR points.
- Students going to Grade 8: Each book must be worth at least 6 AR points.
A book that has a point value less than the above-listed minimum will not be used toward the points required from summer reading.
AR tests will be administered during the first few weeks of the new academic year. Each test must receive a passing grade before the student receives credit for the reading.
During each nine-week grading period, the student must read enough AR books to total at least 25 points. The summer reading counts toward the 25 points required for the first nine-week grading period. Extra AR points carry over to the next grading period(s) of the 2019-2020 academic year.
Available Books within the AR Program
Students can select from over 50,000 book titles for summer reading. Go to www.arbookfind.com to learn more.