Middle School Reading List

6th Grade

Full Length Narratives: Shane • The Wind in the Willows • Anne of Green Gables • The Adventures of Tom Sawyer • A Comedy of Errors • Midsummer Night’s Dream • The Giver • Johnny Tremain • The Last Battle • The Hobbit

Short Stories: “Rikki Tikki Tavi” • “The Monkey’s Paw” • “The Gift of the Magi” • “A Sound of Thunder” • “The Lady or the Tiger?” • “Ransom of Red Chief” • “The Most Dangerous Game”  • “All Summer and a Day”

Poetry:  Sonnets 18, 29, 73, 143 by William Shakespeare • “If” by Kipling • “The Village Blacksmith” by Longfellow • “First Fig” by Millay • “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Frost • “My heart leaps up” by Wordsworth • “The Tyger” by Blake • “Hope’ is the thing with feathers” by Dickinson • “There is no frigate like a book” by Dickinson

*academies will choose works from the above lists

7th Grade

Full Length Narratives: Call of the Wild • A Christmas Carol • Julius Caesar • Tales of the Greek Heroes • Miracle Worker • The Pearl • Great Expectations • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea • Fahrenheit 451 • Count of Monte Cristo • Treasure Island • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde • Cyrano de Bergerac

Short Stories: “Tell-Tale Heart” • “The Black Cat” • “The Casque of Amontillado” • “The Pit and the Pendulum” • “Fall of the House of Usher” • “The Necklace” •  “Secret Life of Walter Mitty” • “To Build a Fire”

Poetry:  Sonnet 15 by William Shakespeare • “How Do I Love Thee” by Browning • “On His Blindness” by Milton • “Loveliest of Trees, the Cherry Now” by Housman • “When I Was One and Twenty” by Housman • “Spring and Fall” by Hopkins • “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Frost • “The Arrow and the Song” by Longfellow • “Concord Hymn” by Emerson • “A Red, Red Rose” by Burns • “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Tennyson

*academies will choose works from the above lists

8th Grade

Full Length Narratives: Beowulf • To Kill a Mockingbird • Lord of the Flies •  Sir Gawain and the Green Knight • The Merchant of Venice • The Chosen • All Quiet on the Western Front • The Good Earth • The Sword and the Stone • King Arthur: Tales from the Round Table • Watership Down

Short Stories: “Prologue” from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales • “Knight’s Tale” • “The Sergeant-at-Law’s Tale” • “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale” • “The Oxford Scholar’s Tale” • “The Franklin’s Tale” • “The Friar’s Tale” • “The Doctor of Medicine’s Tale” • “The Squire’s Tale”

Poetry:  Sonnets 30 and 60 by William Shakespeare • “Death Be Not Proud” by Donne • “Virtue” by Herbert • “Pied Beauty” by Hopkins • “She Walks in Beauty” by Byron • “To Autumn” by Keats • “O Captain, My Captain” by Whitman • “When You Are Old” by Yeats

*academies will choose works from the above lists

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