The invention of the Internet has really revolutionised traditional education systems throughout the world. Nowadays, a typical student irrespective of whether he is studying at the school, college or university level has access to numerous online techniques and tools. By taking advantage of these, he is relieved of the burden of carrying books and copies to his institution.
A student also does not need to attend classes in real-time on a regular basis he can attend live and archived tutorials from just about anywhere if he has access to broadband connectivity. Most importantly, school students who need to brush up their reading and writing skills and gain knowledge about great books on literature (classic, fiction, autobiographical and other genres) just need to download the books that are available in a digital format. In the following lines, the names of some interesting books (with a short summary) have been given that can make it to any 7th Grade reading list
- Treasure Island (R.L. Stevenson)
Choosing a good read that can be positioned at the top of the 7th Grade reading list can be an onerous and complex task for any academician or educationist. There are so many great books that can qualify for the top slot. And Treasure Island is certainly one such tome. Since the time it was penned by R.L. Stevenson, it has secured its place in the annals of greatest classics. In the novel, a innkeeper along with her son are led to a chart containing clues about a pirate’s treasure trove while rummaging through the belongings of a dead guest.
- Travels with Charley: In Search of America (John Steinbeck)
This book can be aptly described as a travelogue where John Steinbeck perambulates from one coast to another at the age of sixty along with his pet dog, Charley and gains a profound perspective about life. John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962.
- You Come To: Favourite Poems for All Ages (Robert Frost)
This volume is actually an anthology or collection of poems written by Robert Frost. There are more than 50 poems handpicked by the poet himself. This compilation should be included in any standard 7th Grade reading list. The poems are perfect for reading aloud.
- Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul (a collection of 101 stories)
Any diehard bookworm would like to own this book. This volume has stories that offer teenagers valuable suggestions on how to prepare oneself for the future and understand the true value of love and friendship. One is able to pick up valuable lessons in life by reading the stories that have been presented in a very humorous manner.
- To Kill a Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
This book explores the issue of racial discrimination that was rife in Southern regions of USA in the 1930s with uncharacteristic honesty and subtle humour.
- Biography of Abraham Lincoln
This biography on Abraham Lincoln can apprise middle-school level students about valuable aspects of life. It is a must read for all 7th and 8th graders. This is another book that must be there on any 7th Grade Reading list.
There are many other books that deserve to be on the reading lists for Grade or Class VII students. It is not possible to present a comprehensive list of all good reads at one go. However, a student can always go online and log into different sites and make a list of books he would like to read.
- California Odds and Ends #9 – John Steinbeck (souladditions.wordpress.com)
- A Month of Steinbeck. (jaydeashe.wordpress.com)
- viva john steinbeck! (dispatchfromla.com)