Books for 8th Graders
Books for 8th Graders to read
My son is entering 8th grade in 2014. His two sisters graduated 8th grade in 2012 and 2010. I have found my kids read books at this grade level for fun and for school. This page follows my kids and the books they read and are reading around the age of thirteen.
It's interesting because at this age my daughters started reading less books for fun. I'm not sure if its related to the amount of homework they had in 8th grade or the fact that they received a cell phone and spend a lot of time texting. Either way, we'll keep encouraging her to read and add to this list.
Our middle school also has a program called "Battle of the Book". The two eighth grade classes split into 4-5 teams. Each team is tasked with reading all twenty books on the Battle of the Book list and then they compete against each other. Each team member is responsible for reading 5 books on the list and then sharing that information with the rest of his or her team. The battle list below, compiled by the school library, has a great assortment of literature for 8th grade boys and girls.
How many books does your 8th grader read per month?
Number of books read by an 8th grader per month
7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens - by Sean Covey
Must of the books on this page are fiction, however, I saw this one in Barnes and Noble in 2013 and thought to myself this is a must read for teenagers. I read Sean's father's book Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and it changed my life. If only, I had this book as I went into high school to keep focused.
A book my eighth grader couldn't wait to read - Mockingjay - The 3rd Hunger Games Book by Suzanne Collins
The third book of the Hunger Games was released on August 24, 2010. My daughter had to wait for the publish date to read this book as she had already read The Hunger Games and Catching Fire.
My daughter loves the Hunger Games. In fact, almost every day she says she can't wait for the next one. It reminds me of the releases of the Harry Potter books.
What my Son is currently reading - Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
My kid's middle school does a good job of reading books that have recently been in the movies are will be in the movies soon.
Some 8th Grade curriculum includes proofreading skills and correct sentence structure
Books kids study in 8th Grade
Each year, in their English class, my kids study three to four books. In 2009-2010, my daughter studied Hamlet, To Kill a Mockingbird, and Evvy's Civil War. In 2011-2012, my second daughter is studying The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Phineas Gage, and No Promises in the Wind.
Battle of the Books List 2011
A list of books for 8th grade boys and girls. My daughter's middle school creates this list and the Language Arts classes split up into teams to read all the books on this list and then battle each other. It's a lot of fun and a very innovative way for the teachers to get the kids to read books.
Let us know about any good books that you eigth graders