Bonaire Middle School Summer Reading Challenge
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Monday, May 08, 2017
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You can either type/write your responses and turn in in August or share with Mrs. Mooring through Edmodo using Group Code npxywx to join The Summer Reading Challenge! They are due to Mrs. Mooring in the media center by than 3:00 PM on August 11, 2017.

Instructions for Edmodo are on the BMS website under Media Center.

Bonaire Middle School

Summer Reading Challenge 2017


Dear Students and Parents,


Reading well is a fundamental tool of learning. In fact, one of the best ways to develop your reading comprehension, strengthen your reading fluency, and cultivate your vocabulary is to read during the summer.


The Media Center at BMS is pleased to kick off the Summer of 2017 with a Reading Challenge.

We would like each student to read for at least an 30 minutes each day during the summer! We encourage you to visit our local libraries and bookstores and start reading!


Your challenge:

Read 8 books this summer!


The books can be fiction chapter books or non-fiction books.

·         Books should be appropriately challenging for you.

·         (In other words, don’t pick a book you read in third grade.)

·         Make an attempt to find books in your Lexile range!

·         Your book selections should not be 100% fiction or 100% non-fiction. For example, you could read 5 non-fiction books and 3 fiction books.


Each student that meets the requirements of the challenge will be treated to

An Ice Cream Party in August plus be entered to a gift certificate and other prizes.

What you must turn in to Mrs. Mooring in August:

·         The title and author of each book

·         The genre of the book- if fiction, be specific as to what type.

·         A paragraph of your thoughts and feelings with at least one piece of textual evidence that supports your opinion.


An example:

Title and author: Counting by 7’s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Genre: realistic fiction

Paragraph: Counting by 7’s includes a girl named Willow Chance who has to find a new family after her adopted parents die in a car crash. Willow is not your average girl. She is different and strange, so fitting in is always hard for her. Even though things are tough for Willow, she learns that family is important and all families are not the same. The way the author mixed humor into the sad events was what I enjoyed most. For example, After Willow was rushed to the emergency room because she gashed her head on a coffee table, she sees her friend Mai. “‘You got stiches. How long do they stay in?’ My hand goes up to check my glabella. I forgot about the elephant attack between my eyebrows.” The character’s sense of humor after being hurt helps to lighten up tense


Meet the Reading Challenge and start the year off right!

“Read the best books first, or you may not have a chance to read them at all."               —Henry David Thoreau

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