summer reading

Summer Enrichment Reading

Hereford Middle School

June 1, 2020

The Summer Reading Program at Hereford Middle School is designed to allow students opportunities for choice.  We allow students to choose from multiple text options and to choose from a variety of activities. These activities will help students review skills taught during the 2019-2020 academic year, so they are better prepared for the new academic year.

We require students who participate to read TWO books and complete a minimum of TWO activities PER BOOK.  Each year we encourage students to choose ONE text from the Black Eyed Susan Book List.  The second title can be a second book from that list or a new book that is appropriate for their grade level.

PARENT NOTE:  We encourage parents to select a book with their child to read this summer.  Some books have content or themes that are not suitable for all audiences.  Please be involved in the book choices.  We have offered multiple text choices, so if you think one text isn’t a “great fit” for your child, feel free to substitute another option.

Multiple Middle School appropriate suggested reading sites have been linked as well as the Black- Eyed Susan Book list. Parents and students can select a book for their reading abilities, interests, etc. from these lists or make a different age appropriate selection.

After completing the reading, students can go to the Hereford Middle School website.  The Summer Reading section has documents for each grade level.  Student activities review skills learned in the 2019-2020 academic school year.  This refresher will be beneficial for all students who choose to participate.  Once you are in the HMS Summer Reading site, you can examine the packet directions and the 9 different practice options. This year we are recommending that all students PRINT HARD COPIES of the selected items from the activity packet.

Again, Summer Enrichment Reading is OPTIONAL.

Students who choose to participate will read TWO books.

Students can then choose to complete FOUR different skill review activities.


Happy Reading!


GRADE 6   Grade 6 Standards Aligned Summer Reading 
 GRADE 7  Grade 7 Standards Aligned Summer Reading 
 GRADE 8 Grade 8 Standards Aligned Summer Reading 
 Summer Reading Book List Suggestions  Summer Reading Book List
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