8th Grade Supply List and Summer Reading

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8th Grade Supply List

8th Grade Supply List 2019-2020

Georgia History:
• 1-inch 3-ring binder with five dividers
• 1 ink pen
• 2 Highlighters
• Paper
• Pencils
• Cap erasers
• 1 dry erase marker eraser
• ½ book of postal stamps

• 1 1-inch 3-ring binder with five dividers
• 1 package of cap erasers
• Paper
• Pencils
• 1 dry erase marker
• Composition book
• 4 glue sticks

• Texas Instruments TI-36X Pro calculator (not mandatory but preferred)
• 2 1-inch 3-ring binder with five dividers (1 for 1st semester & 1 for 2nd semester)
• Paper
• Pencils
• 150 count of craft sticks 4 1/2" x 3/8" in each (second semester) (no colored sticks)
• Bottle of white Elmer's glue (second semester)
• Boys-Clorox wipes, Girls-tissue box
• 2 Expo colored dry erase markers

English/Language Arts:
ELA (8th English Language Arts)/Ms. Littleton

ALA (8th-9th Advanced Language Arts)/Mrs. Lewis

• 1-inch 3-ring binder with four dividers (ELA/ALA)
• Optional: 1 flash drive storage device (ELA/ALA)
• 3 X 5 100 pack lined index cards (no WireBound/spiral held) (white, no colored) (ELA)
• Small index card holder ($1 at Fred’s) (ELA)
• Paper (ELA/ALA)
• Pencils (ELA/ALA)
• 1 3-prong folder (ELA)
• 1 box of colored pencils (ELA)
• 1 pack of colored construction paper (ELA)
• 2 colored file folders (ELA)
• highlighters (ALA)

Study Skills:
• 1-inch 3-ring binder with 4 dividers
• Loose-leaf paper
• #2 pencils
• 2 highlighters
• 1 pen
• Colored pencils

• Combination lock
• Required to dress out daily (shorts, t-shirt, and shoes)
• Shoes with non-marking soles


8th Grade Summer Reading List 

Every 8th grade student should pick one book from the following list to read this summer. If students want to improve their reading, they may read other books from the list as well.

Realistic Fiction
Squashed by: Joan Bauer 930L
Humor, agriculture and young love all come together in Joan Bauer's first novel, set in
rural Iowa. Sixteen-year-old Ellie Morgan's life would be almost perfect if she could just
get her potentially prize-winning pumpkin to put on about 200 more pounds--and if she
could take off 20 herself...in hopes of attracting Wes, the new boy in town. Ninth Annual
Delacorte Press Prize for an Outstanding First Young Adult Novel.

Fantasy/Science Fiction
A Wind in the Door: by: Madeleine L’Engle 790L
A Wind in the Door is the sequel to A Wrinkle in Time. A Wind in the Door is a
fantastic adventure story involving Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and
Calvin O'Keefe, the chief characters of A Wrinkle in Time. The seed from which the
story grows is a rather ordinary situation of Charles Wallace's having difficulty in
adapting to school. He is extremely bright, so much so that he gets punched around a
lot for being "different". He is also strangely, seriously ill (mitochondritis - the destruction
of farandolae, minute creatures of the mitochondria in the blood). Determined to help
Charles Wallace in school, Meg pays a visit to his principal, Mr. Jenkins, a dry, cold man
with whom Meg herself has had unfortunate run-ins. The interview with Mr. Jenkins
goes badly and Meg worriedly returns home to find Charles Wallace waiting for her.
"There are," he announces, "dragons in the twins' vegetable garden. Or there were.
They've moved to the north pasture now."

Don’t Look Behind You by: Lois Duncan 1020L
How can April give up her name, her friends, her boyfriend Steve, and everything she's
ever known? April Corrigan feels like her life is over when she learns that her father has
been working undercover for the FBI and the family must relocate under the Federal
Witness Security Program. No one can reach them now... or can they?

Historical Fiction
Across Five Aprils by: Irene Hunt 1100L
This is the unforgettable story of young Jethro Creighton, who comes of age during the
turbulent years of the Civil War, by the Newbery Award-winning author of "Up a Road
Slowly." It is "an impressive book both as a historically authentic Civil War novel and as
a beautifully written family story."--University of Chicago Center for Children's Books.

Science Fiction
Journey to the Center of the Earth
by: Jules Verne 1040L
The intrepid Professor Liedenbrock embarks upon the strangest expedition of the
nineteenth century: a journey down an extinct Icelandic volcano to the Earth's very core.
In his quest to penetrate the planet's primordial secrets, the geologist--together with his
quaking nephew Axel and their devoted guide, Hans--discovers an astonishing
subterranean menagerie of prehistoric proportions. Verne's imaginative tale is at once
the ultimate science fiction adventure and a reflection on the perfectibility of human
understanding and the psychology of the questor.

Death Be Not Proud by: John J. Gunther 1060L
Johnny Gunther was only 17 years old when he died of a brain tumor. This Perennial
Modern Classic is a father's memoir of this brave, intelligent, and spirited boy.

Point Blank by: Anthony Horowitz 610L
Alex Rider is back at school trying to adapt to his new double life, and to double
homework. But MI6 have other plans for him. Investigations into the "accidental" deaths
of two of the world's most powerful men have revealed just one link. Both had a son
attending Point Blanc Academy - an exclusive school for rebellious rich kids, run by the
sinister Dr Grief and set high on an isolated mountain peak in the French Alps. Armed
only with a false ID and a new collection of brilliantly disguised gadgets, Alex must
infiltrate the academy as a pupil and establish the truth about what is really happening there.



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