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 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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 a 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,
See you in September!