Supply and Reading Lists (8th Grade)

8th Grade Supply List

Georgia History:

  • 1-inch 3-ring binder with five dividers
  • 1 ink pen
  • 2 Highlighters
  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • Cap erasers
  • 1 dry erase marker eraser


  • 1 1-inch 3-ring binder with five dividers
  • 5 letter-size manila folders, 1/3-cut tab size
  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • 2 small bottles of Elmer’s glue
  • Colored pencils


  • Texas Instruments TI-36X Pro calculator (not mandatory but preferred)
  • 2 1-inch 3-ring binder with five dividers (1 for 1st semester & 1 for 2nd semester)
  • Paper
  • Pencils
  • 150 count of craft sticks 4 1/2" x 3/8" in each (second semester) (no colored sticks)
  • Bottle of white Elmer's glue (second semester)
  • Boys-Clorox wipes, Girls-tissue box
  • 2 Expo dry erase markers

English/Language Arts:

  • 1-inch 3-ring binder with four dividers (ELA/ALA & Gifted but no dividers for Gifted)
  • Optional: 1 flash drive storage device                           (ELA/ALA)
  • 3 X 5 lined index cards (white, no colored)                  (ELA/ALA)
  • Small index card holder ($1 at Fred’s)                           (ELA/ALA)
  • 1  3- prong folder                                                         (ELA/Littleton)
  • Paper                                                                           (ELA/ALA & Gifted)
  • Pencils                                                                         (ELA/ALA & Gifted)
  • 1 box of colored pencils                                                (ELA/Littleton)
  • Bag of 5/16 X 4 in. hot glue sticks ($1 at Dollar Tree)   (ELA & Gifted/Littleton)

Study Skills:

  • 1-inch 3-ring binder with 4 dividers
  • Loose-leaf paper
  • #2 pencils
  • 2 highlighters
  • 1 pen


  • Combination lock/
  • Required to purchase dress out clothes
  • Shoes with non-marking soles




8th Grade Summer Reading List

Students should pick one book to read this summer.  If students want to improve their reading, they may read other books from the list as well.

Realistic Fiction

Squashed by:  Joan Bauer             930L


Humor, agriculture and young love all come together in Joan Bauer's first novel, set in rural Iowa. Sixteen-year-old Ellie Morgan's life would be almost perfect if she could just get her potentially prize-winning pumpkin to put on about 200 more pounds--and if she could take off 20 hopes of attracting Wes, the new boy in town. Ninth Annual Delacorte Press Prize for an Outstanding First Young Adult Novel.

Fantasy/Science Fiction

A Wind in the Door:  by:  Madeleine L’Engle      790L


A Wind in the Door is the sequel to A Wrinkle in TimeA Wind in the Door is a fantastic adventure story involving Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe, the chief characters of A Wrinkle in Time. The seed from which the story grows is a rather ordinary situation of Charles Wallace's having difficulty in adapting to school. He is extremely bright, so much so that he gets punched around a lot for being "different". He is also strangely, seriously ill (mitochondritis - the destruction of farandolae, minute creatures of the mitochondria in the blood). Determined to help Charles Wallace in school, Meg pays a visit to his principal, Mr. Jenkins, a dry, cold man with whom Meg herself has had unfortunate run-ins. The interview with Mr. Jenkins goes badly and Meg worriedly returns home to find Charles Wallace waiting for her. "There are," he announces, "dragons in the twins' vegetable garden. Or there were. They've moved to the north pasture now."


Don’t Look Behind You by:  Lois Duncan                       1020L


How can April give up her name, her friends, her boyfriend Steve, and everything she's ever known? April Corrigan feels like her life is over when she learns that her father has been working undercover for the FBI and the family must relocate under the Federal Witness Security Program. No one can reach them now... or can they?


Historical Fiction

Across Five Aprils by:  Irene Hunt            1100L


This is the unforgettable story of young Jethro Creighton, who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War, by the Newbery Award-winning author of "Up a Road Slowly." It is "an impressive book both as a historically authentic Civil War novel and as a beautifully written family story."--University of Chicago Center for Children's Books.

Science Fiction

The Time Machine by:  H. G. Wells          1070L


When the Time Traveller courageously stepped out of his machine for the first time, he found himself in the year 802,700--and everything has changed. In another, more utopian age, creatures seemed to dwell together in perfect harmony. The Time Traveller thought he could study these marvelous beings--unearth their secret and then retum to his own time--until he discovered that his invention, his only avenue of escape, had been stolen. H.G. Well's famous novel of one man's astonishing journey beyond the conventional limits of the imagination first appeared in 1895. It won him immediate recognition, and has been regarded ever since as one of the great masterpieces in the literature of science fiction.


Death Be Not Proud by:  John J. Gunther          1060L


Johnny Gunther was only 17 years old when he died of a brain tumor. This Perennial Modern Classic is a father's memoir of this brave, intelligent, and spirited boy.


Point Blank by:  Anthony Horowitz           610L


Alex Rider is back at school trying to adapt to his new double life, and to double homework. But MI6 have other plans for him. Investigations into the "accidental" deaths of two of the world's most powerful men have revealed just one link. Both had a son attending Point Blanc Academy - an exclusive school for rebellious rich kids, run by the sinister Dr Grief and set high on an isolated mountain peak in the French Alps.  Armed only with a false ID and a new collection of brilliantly disguised gadgets, Alex must infiltrate the academy as a pupil and establish the truth about what is really happening there.