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Hamilton Middle School Required Summer Reading 2021

Hamilton 6th Grade Summer Reading

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, Amina's Voice, by Hena Khan.  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-Lanugage Arts

Hamilton 7th Grade Required Summer Reading: For Language Arts,

In June:  Read or use Learning Ally for a free choice book, write a summary due the first day of school.

In July:  Read or use Learning Ally for a free choice book, write a summary due the first day of school.
In August: Read  or use Learning Ally for Becoming Naomi Leon by Pam Munoz Ryan, write a summary due the first day of school.

Thank you!

Mr. Poppen

 

Hamilton 7th Grade Summer Reading-History

Hamilton 7th Grade Required Summer Reading: For History

Read Talking Leaves by Joseph Bruchac

Thirteen-year-old Uwohali has not seen his father, Sequoyah, for many years. So when Sequoyah returns to the village, Uwohali is eager to reconnect. But Sequoyah's new obsession with making strange markings causes friends and neighbors in their tribe to wonder whether he is crazy, or worse—practicing witchcraft. What they don't know, and what Uwohali discovers, is that Sequoyah is a genius and his strange markings are actually an alphabet representing the sounds of the Cherokee language.

Write a summary to share on the first day of school. 

Hamilton 8th Grade Language Arts

Your Language Arts summer reading selection is Long Journey Home, by Julius Lester (available on Amazon and Learning Ally).
Write 6-8 bulleted notes on EACH chapter of Long Journey Home, and organize them neatly in a new spiral notebook. This notebook will be collected on the first day back, and then it will serve as your Language Arts notebook for the year. 
Please continue to read other books throughout the summer too. We will discuss, and you will write about your reading in other books when we get back to school. Feel free to write Mrs. Smith or me an email if you would like some suggested book titles.
Language Arts summer writing is...
Your summer writing assignment 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.
 
Enjoy keeping your learned skills alive in the long, wonderful summer months!
Yours truly, 
Mrs. R. 

Hamilton 8th Grade Summer Reading-History

Read or listen to: Know Your Rights:  a modern kid's guide to the American Constitution, available on Learning Ally. After reading, respond to the three questions in a format of your choice.

1-You may respond in a slideshow, in writing (at least three paragraphs),

2- OR in a video or audio/podcast format (at least 3 minutes). (Tools to choose to use:  Google Slides, Google Docs, WeVideo, Adobe Spark, Anchor.fm (podcast), VoiceMemo app, Screencastify) 

Questions:

  • What is the United States Constitution? (Wh-questions)

  • In your own words, why is the Constitution important? Why is it important to know your rights?

  • What are some ways the Constitution impacts you and what are some of your most important rights? Give examples from the book, Know Your Rights, and from your's and others' lives.

  • Know Your Rights:  a modern kid's guide to the American Constitution is available at Bookshop.org or other independent bookstores. (isbn:9781454928546)

  • Email Mr. Poppen-Abajian if you have a question about how to respond. To be turned in on the first day of History class.  beaupoppen-abajian@wheelerschool.org