Summer Math/Reading Challenge Begins!

Summer Math/Reading Challenge Begins
Posted on 06/03/2016
This is the image for the news article titled Summer Math/Reading Challenge BeginsHere’s your chance to show what a great reader you are and participate in the fierce but friendly competition between Badger Ridge and Savanna Oaks. To help YOUR middle school WIN the Challenge you need to keep a written record of all the books you read and math websites you visit this summer or math activities you do. In September, we’ll collect your list and count them up to find the “READINGEST” school.

In addition to bragging rights as the best readers and mathematicians, the winning school will receive the amazing traveling trophy for the entire school year, and recognition in the newspaper. All participants receive a free ice cream from Culvers.

To find you next great read, visit your public library or the websites below, you’ll find great books and Summer Reading Program information.

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Looking for a good book to read this summer? Reading books on this list will be fun, entertaining and will position you to know the books for the Battle of the Books.


Some parents have asked for a list of suggested books.  Our goal is to have every single 6th through 8th grader reading at his or her success level all summer long. Reading this summer can include magazines, websites, graphic novels, anything that tickles your fancy is what we want you reading.   The list below contains the names of books that will be included in the Battle of the Books, a fun, statewide academic-based competition. The statewide Battle of the Books program is designed to promote a love of reading. It encourages middle schoolers to read a variety of books and remember information about the plots, characters, and settings of the books. Every question asked in a battle is answered by the title and author of the book and takes the form of: Name the book in which a horse and a boy are stranded on an island.

  1. Alabama Moon by Watt Key

  2. Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix

  3. Auggie and Me: Three Wonder Stories by R.J. Palacio (GA Intermediate)

  4. Booked by Kwame Alexander (GA Middle/Junior High)

  5. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (Young Reader’s Edition) by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

  6. Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson

  7. Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan (Newbery Honor)

  8. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

  9. Heat by Mike Lupica

  10. House Arrest by K. A. Holt (GA Middle/Junior High)

  11. Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer

  12. Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine

  13. A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

  14. Orbiting Jupiter by Gary D. Schmidt

  15. Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse ( Newbery)

  16. Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson (Newbery Honor)

  17. The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

  18. Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere by Julie T. Lamana (GA Middle/Junior High)

  19. Untwine by Edwidge Danticat (GA Middle/Junior High)

  20. The War That Saved My Life - Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (Newbery Honor)

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