• Bethel Middle School Summer Learning


    Summer is here! We have some summer tasks to keep your learning fresh.


    Math: All students are encouraged to complete 10 hours of summer math practice.  We recommend visiting www.khanacademy.org  and using your school email accout to set up a math account. You are encouraged to practice math at both your current grade level and the next grade level up.  

    Reading: Students are encouraged to read 2 books this summer, or complete 10 hours of reading on www.newsela.com.  Some great books to choose from are:

    Grade 6: Stories of Change

    • A Long Walk to Water* by Linda Sue Park
    • Maniac McGee by Jerry Spinelli
    • The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis
    • The Library Card by Jerry Spinelli
    • The Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt


    Grade 7: The Choices We Make

    • Red Kayak* by Priscilla Cummings
    • The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
    • Touching the Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen
    • Bad Boy by Walter Dean Myers
    • Gym Candy by Carl Dueker


    Grade 8: The Challenge of Heroism

    • Wonder* by R. J. Palacio
    • Bomb: the Race to Build – and Steal – the World’s Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
    • The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
    • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
    • Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys