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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Holland Township School
Mrs. Laura Burke
Seventh Grade Language Arts Teacher
(908)995-2401 VoiceMail #6459
Room 50

Summer Reading Letter and Assignment

Summer 2018


Greetings future seventh graders and a happy summer to you!Cool


I can’t wait to meet you all in the fall. Until then, I would like you to keep your reading skills in shape this summer by completing a required summer reading assignment.  Your parents should also approve your selection. Please avoid reading The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Schooled by Gordon Korman and A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, as we will study these texts in class. Although only one book is required to complete the assignment, my sincere wish is that you will challenge yourself to read many books this summer. Reading can transport you to another time and place and permit you experiences beyond your own imagination! Indulge in reading this summer!

Read, read, read and then, read some more. Enjoy!


Summer Reading for the Middle School (Grades 5-7)

Your mission is to select an AR book, to read independently, that meets the following criteria:



If you have any questions regarding this assignment over the summer, please contact me directly at  Please do not contact the school office. Have a wonderful summer!



 Mrs. Laura Burke


If you are having trouble deciding on an appropriate book, the local librarian can be an excellent resource. Staff at bookstores are often very informed on current books that middle school readers will enjoy. Suggested reading lists can also be found online, but be sure to search along with a parent or guardian who can help you make smart choices.  A parent should approve your reading selection.



Lists of books that you may enjoy can be found at:






This page last updated Monday, September 3, 2018