Incoming 7th Grade Summer Reading Assignment 2019


    To be prepared for seventh grade, every rising seventh grader is encouraged to read one book and complete one of the attached assignments.  

    • Select the book you want to read this summer.  You may choose your own book, or use the attached teacher suggestion list as a guide.  
    • Choose and complete one of the three assignment options.  
    • Your response will be collected during the first week of school and graded using the rubric attached – you will earn extra credit points on a major assessment in the first marking period! (Please see the rubric for the scoring guide)


    Option One: Character Essay

    The topic of your writing piece is character.  You will write an analysis of the main character in your book.  As you have practiced in school, you should use examples from the text to explain the traits you select.  Use the attached outline to help you with this assignment.


    Option Two: Google Slides Presentation

    You will be creating a Google Slides Presentation focusing on the major elements of your book.  Your slides must include a combination of writing and appropriate visual features.  You must have at least one slide for each of the following elements: 

    • Title and Author
    • Setting
    • Characters
    • Plot/Events
    • Conflicts
    • Theme


    Option Three: Storyboard

    You will be creating a storyboard on StoryBoardThat ( or on paper to capture the elements of plot from your book.  You may print your storyboard or save it as a pdf to email to your teacher. You may also use the attached storyboard template or separate paper if you prefer to create your storyboard by hand. Each cell should include an important quote from the specified plot element in the text.

    Your storyboard will contain six cells: 

    • The first cell should show exposition. 
    • The second and third cells should show rising action. 
    • The fourth cell should show the climax.
    • The fifth cell should show the falling action. 
    • The sixth cell should show the resolution.




    New Jersey Student Learning Standards

    NJSLSA.RL.6.1. Cite textual evidence and make relevant connections to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

    NJSLSA.RL.6.10. By the end of the year read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poems at grade level text-complexity or above, scaffolding as needed. 

    NJSLSA.W4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

    NJSLSA.W9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.



Last Modified on July 10, 2019