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Summer Reading at MBA: Eighth Grade

Information on summer reading for all grades, including the all-school read.

Eighth Grade Summer Reading

Summer Reading Requirement – Eighth Grade

I.  Each eighth-grader is required to read the two books below.  These novels will be quizzed the first week of school (no written report required). Additionally, we will discuss these texts in class; those discussions will form the basis of our first tests and writing assignments of the year. While reading, jot down character and place names, the key events in each chapter, and, if you own the book, underline passages that you think are essential to character and thematic development.

           Robert Lipsyte                                          The Contender

           Agatha Christie                                        And Then There Were None


II.  All-School-Read: Each boy in grades seven through twelve will be required to complete the all-school read. This year the novel is Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. All students will complete a project related to Frankenstein due on Monday, August 17, 2020, and turn it in to the student’s advisor (not English teacher, though they might be the same teacher). Use the following link for instructions regarding the project:   

*Note:  You have only one report due for summer reading, the one on the All School Read.  You will be quizzed on And Then There Were None and The Contender during the first days of class.