HTS Reading Challenge 2017-8

Here is a copy of the reading challenge we have shared with 5th-8th grades.  We’re hoping to inspire a community of readers with this reading mini-challenge, inspired by Donalyn Miller’s The Book Whisperer.

If you have an questions, please Email Mrs. Morell – or Mrs. Ingoglia –


Read five books in one of the following categories between Monday, September 4th – Monday, October 16th, 2017.

  • Just Do It: A book about sports
  • Zoology: A book about animals
  • Gastronomy : A book about food
  • Science Rocks: A book about science or inventions
  • Home Sweet Home: A book set in DC, Maryland or Virginia
  • Wingardium Leviosa: A book with a bit of magic.
  • World Series: Any book that is part of a series.
  • Whodunnit: A mystery
  • Cutting Edge: A book published in 2016-2017
  • Listen to your Elders: A book recommended by a parent, grandparent or teacher

Students must complete a Google Classroom document and be sure to include a few thoughts on why they would recommend the book to others (or not!) 


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