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Hamilton Middle School Required Summer Reading 2018

Hamilton 6th Grade Summer Reading 2018

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 2017

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 Summer Reading 2017

Hamilton 8th Grade should read, A Long Journey Home, by Julius Lester. and A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park

As you read A Long Journey Home by Julius Lester, take brief notes at the top of each page. Each note should mention a character and an action.

Your creative assignment for A Long Journey Home is to make a 6 window cartoon (one page or poster board sectioned into 6 squares). Each window should depict an event from one of the 6 chapters in the book. At the bottom of each window, write a sentence of your own about the event depicted. On the first day of school, bring in the book containing your notes and the cartoon.  Long Journey Home books were given to students in school during the transition meeting with Mrs. R.


Read A Single Shard, by Linda Sue Park (available at Follett website), and take notes -  chapter by chapter - in the packet that was provided in school during the transition meeting with Mrs. R. Bring in the book and the completed packet on the first day of school.

H8 Summer Writing: 

Write a 250+ word, typed, descriptive, three paragraph essay explaining how you feel about independent reading as an activity. In the body (middle) paragraph, mention a few themes and characters from books you have read, and write about why you think you remember those best. Plan on writing down some notes first, (early July) and handwriting a rough draft or detailed outline (mid-late July) to be handed in along with the final, typed essay (August). Notes, outline/rough draft, and final essay are due the first day of school.

Thank you,

Mrs. Richardson