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Hamilton Middle School Required Summer Reading 2019-2020

Hamilton 6th Grade Summer Reading 2019

Hamilton 6th Grade Summer Reading (you may use Learning Ally, but you don’t have to)  You must read a total of 3 books and write a one paragraph summary (5-7 sentences) for each book.

Required Book #1, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli.  Please write a one paragraph summary to hand in to Mr. Rennie on the first day of school.  

Required Book #2, An independent reading book of your choice. Please write a one paragraph summary to hand to Mr. Rennie on the first day of school.

Required Book #3, An independent reading book of your choice. Please write a one paragraph summary to hand to Mr. Rennie on the first day of school.

Hamilton 7th Grade Summer Reading 2019

Hamilton 7th Grade Required Summer Reading: For English,


In June:  Read or use Learning Ally for a free choice book, email Mrs. Harris a summary
In July: Read or use Learning Ally for another free choice, email Mrs. Harris a summary
In August: Read  or use Learning Ally for Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan, email Mrs. Harris a summary (heidiharris@wheelerschool.org)

Thank you!

Mrs. Harris

Hamilton 8th Grade Cityside Summer Reading 2019

Summer Reading for Cityside at Wheeler/Hamilton

There are two Livebinders to support our work together this year. It is vital that you arrive to school:

With a general familiarity of the contents 
Able to  fluently move between main and subtabs 
With a sense of how each binder can help you succeed 


1- Spend two hours reading and thinking about what you learn from:

The Cityside Binder-
https://www.livebinders.com/play/play_shared_binder/2379663?play_view=play

Password: cityside


2- Spend two hours reading and thinking about what you learn from:

The Cityside Resources Binder-
https://www.livebinders.com/play/play_shared_binder/2380684?play_view=play

Password: cityside resources


3- Prepare a three-minute presentation that answers these questions to the best of your ability. You may use any app of your choice, make a video or podcast. Your answers are a starting point and are not expected to be exhaustive. Due on the first day of class. 

  1. What are my duties as a global and local citizen and how can familiarity with place help me to fulfill my duties?

  2. Why are cities like Providence, presently and in the future, a perfect lab for studying our greatest successes and failings as human beings?

  3. What temperament and skills are vital in order to flourish in a rapidly changing world?

Hamilton Language Arts Required Summer Reading 2019

Dear Rising Hamilton 8th Graders,


I am very much looking forward to learning with you in the next school year. Here are some things for you to do so that your super progress with language skills keeps up through the summer and into the 2019-2020 school year.


Your summer reading assignment - in addition to reading the Cityside links - in Language Arts is a choice of EITHER The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, or Something Upstairs, both by Avi


Read about Avi's life and read a synopsis of each book in order to make a choice between the two.


Plan on listening to an audio version while also tracking the text visually.

Also, take phrase notes based on each page - in a spiral notebook which is to be brought in to school and used as your LA notebook for the year


On the first day of school, you will take quiz on basic facts of Avi's life, and the book you read. The grade from the quiz will be averaged into first quarter grades. 


Your summer writing assignment – in addition to the notes you will take on the Avi book – is to write a 3 paragraph essay about how you feel toward independent reading as an activity. Do you like to read on your own? Is it something you think of doing when you find yourself with extra time on your hands? Why? Why not? Cool reading experiences? Not so fun reading experiences?


Your introductory paragraph should be 4-6 sentences. The body paragraph should be 8 or more specific, descriptive sentences, mentioning some reading that you have done and answering the above questions. The concluding paragraph should draw your conclusion about independent reading and it should consist of 3-5 sentences. Type the essay and share it with me,

please.


See you in September!

Mrs. R.