All students are required to read Terror at Bottle Creek by Watt Key for summer reading. The novel will be used as a reference text, as well as used to teach new skills. Students may purchase the book from any major bookstore. Due to COVID-19, Tanglewood will not have books for purchase this summer. Students must bring the novel to school to prepare for interdisciplinary units in each core subject.


    Summer Reading

    Students are to read Terror at Bottle Creek and refer to the vocabulary and guiding questions for each chapter. The vocabulary and guiding questions are to provide students with background knowledge to prepare for assignments at the beginning of the school year. Students will bring their novel to school to support their interdisciplinary units. Students are only responsible for reading the novel over the summer. No summer assignments will be collected. Students will begin interdisciplinary units in each core subject starting the first week of school.


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    The Publisher’s Description:

    In this gritty, realistic wilderness adventure, thirteen-year-old Cort is caught in a battle against a Gulf Coast hurricane. Cort’s father is a local expert on hunting and swamp lore in lower Alabama who has been teaching his son everything he knows. But when a deadly Category 3 storm makes landfall, Cort must unexpectedly put all his skills – and bravery – to the test. One catastrophe seems to lead to another, leaving Cort and two neighbor girls to face the storm as best they can. Amid miles of storm-thrashed wetlands filled with dangerous, desperate wild animals, it’s up to Cort to win – or lose – the fight for their lives.