MS Lang. Arts 8th Grade Homeroom

Middle School English

MS English/Reading


MS School Supply List 2022

Summer Journals 2022-2023 Required Assignment





Below I have listed our suggested summer reading books. For your convenience I have also included book reviews from Common Sense Media to help in the decision-making process. Have a safe, restful, and fun summer!

God bless,

Mr. Oiler

  • Choose TWO books to read from the list below. 
  • Make a “mint tin book report” for ONE book ( 
  • Then, in your best handwriting, write a 1-page letter to the author for the SECOND book.

Beetle Boy, Book 1 by: M.G. Leonard

Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation by: Stuart Gibbs

Deeplight by: Frances Hardinge

Echo Mountain by: Lauren Wolk

Other Words for Home by: Jasmine Warga

Things Seen from Above by: Shelley Pearsall

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The vocabulary words and definitions can be found on Quizlet to assist the students in studying for their Vocabulary Tests. There are flashcards and various games to help them prepare.

Use Lexile to find books on your child’s reading level. Just input your child’s lexile score from their Scantron results sheet passed out at parent/teacher conferences.




Mr. Oiler has a B.A. in English from George Mason University. He has over a decade of teaching experience, all within the Diocese of Arlington. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Oiler serves as the Athletic Director here at Holy Family and is also the head coach for the girls’ basketball and volleyball teams.