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Summer Reading Assignments

 

  • Year 1 (6th grade): A Long Walk To Water 

A Long Walk to Water

• All 6th grade students will read A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park and be prepared to discuss the book in homeroom during the first week of school.
• You can purchase this book on Amazon & copies have been reserved at Barnes & Noble (11802 N. Dale Mabry Hwy); however it is certainly appropriate to use an e-book version of the novel as well or borrow a copy from the public library system.
• Additionally, students should complete the learner profile graphic organizer.

Year 1 Assignment /IB Learner Profile Graphic Organizer - Download pdf 

All assignments will be collected by Language & Literature (ELA) teachers with discussions in homeroom.

 

 

  • Year 2 (7th grade): Flush

Flush

• All Year 2 (7th grade) students should read Flush by Carl Hiaasen and be prepared to discuss the book in homeroom during the first week of school.
• You can purchase this book on Amazon & copies have been reserved at Barnes & Noble (11802 N. Dale Mabry Hwy); however it is certainly appropriate to use an e-book version of the novel as well or borrow a copy from the public library system.
• Additionally, students should write 3 higher order questions about the book. Higher order questions should begin with a “how” or “why” and should NOT be answered with a “yes” or “no”.
• Finally, all students should prepare answers to 5 of the provided questions, choosing one from each category. The prepared answers will be used in a teacher-facilitated discussion during the first week of school.

Year 2 Assignment/Questions - Download pdf

All assignments will be collected by Language & Literature (ELA) teachers with discussions in homeroom.

 

 

  • Year 3 (8th grade): The Water Wars or Dry 

Water Wars and Dry

• All Year 3 (8th grade) students can CHOOSE 1 of the following novels to read & be prepared to discuss in the first week of school:
1. The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher
2. Dry by Neal Shusterman *Mature content: references to drugs, violence death

• You can purchase either of these books on Amazon & copies have been reserved at Barnes & Noble (11802 N. Dale Mabry Hwy); however it is certainly appropriate to use an e-book version of the novel as well or borrow a copy from the public library system.
• All 8th grade students should complete the plot diagram.
• Additionally, 8th grade students should complete the IB Global Context Quotes.

Year 3 Assignment/Plot Diagram & Global Context Quotes - Download pdf

All assignments will be collected by Language & Literature (ELA) teachers with discussions in homeroom.