Dear Parents,

     Another school year has come to an end!  It seems amazing that your child is already preparing to enter eighth grade.  In preparation for the upcoming year, I am sending home information regarding this year’s summer reading assignment.  The 8th grade curriculum at BCS will continue to be highly literature based and summer reading will prepare your student for the work that we will be doing in class next year.  Your student will once again be reading two books over the summer and completing a project, which is due during the first week of school.  This project will be graded and counts as the first test grade of the new school year.  I hope you have a wonderful summer and I look forward to seeing you again soon!




Mrs. Noel



Complete the following assignments by Friday, August 16th, 2019.  No late assignments will be accepted for credit.


·           Reading assignment 1:  Choose one book from the list and complete the assignment following the example of Scat below:

Scat:  by Carl Hiaasen


Example:  protesters (pg. 210): to object strongly

New Senctence: The protesters were demonstrating their frustration against the expansion of the highway.


Book choices for assignment 1: 

Scat by Carl Hiaasen

All American Boys by Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds

Stolen Children by Peg Kehret

Fallout by Todd Strasser


Reading assignment 2: Please read The Pigman and complete the assignment as follows: 

The Pigman:  by Paul Zindel


·           *Please see the attached list for additional reading suggestions.





One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Canterwood Crest – Take the Reins by Jessica Burkhart

Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

This Song will Save your Life

Making the Cut (Chloe by Design) by Margaret Gurevich

Backlash by Sarah Darer Littman

Doll Bones by Holly Black

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Fast Break by Mike Lupica

The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

Legend by Marie Lu

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Masterminds by Gordon Korman

Michael Vey – Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans

Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Lies I Told by Michelle Zink

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Minrs by Kevin Sylvester

Booked by Kwame Alexander

The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings Part One) by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost

The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger’s Apprentice) by John Flanagan

Victor Cruz – Out of the Blue by Victor Crus

Wilder Boys by Brandon Wallace

Dragon by Christopher Paolini

Once was a Time Leila Sales

Read Between the Lines Jo Knowles

Until Friday Night  by Abbi Glines

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Finisher by David Baldacci

House Arrest by K.A. Holt

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Brushko by Bruce Olsen