Eighth Grade

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REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED SUMMER READING–GR. 8
Here comes your summer reading assignment. Choose well and enjoy!

Summer reading assignments will count towards first trimester in Gr. 8.

Required: Choose two from the following:

  • Dear Jo (Christina Kilbourne)
  • A Difficult Boy (M.P. Barker)
  • Kats Surrender (Theresa Martin Golding)
  • A Friend at Midnight (Caroline B. Cooney)
  • Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life (Wendy Mass)
  • Looking for Alaska (John Green)
  • Compound (S.A. Bodeen)
  • Matched (Ally Condie)
  • The Skin Im In (Sharon Flake)
  • The Graveyard Book (Neil Gaman)
  • The Pushcart War (Jean Merrill)
  • Hoops Walter Dean Myers)

Recommended: Read more than two. Why not? Extra credit will be given.

Keep track of your books on your Reading List. For the required books, complete the Literature Chart. For extra credit, do a Literature Chart for your extra books, too! The list of books above will also be posted on my page (8) on the school website at scgstl.org.

Happy reading!

Mr. Hinchen

THinchen@scgstl.org

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The Literature Chart

Title:

Author:

Main Characters (name and short description for each):

 

 

 

 

Setting (time and place):

 

 

Major Problem:

 

 

Outcome:

 

 

Theme (What is the big idea that the author wants us to get?

 

 

 

 

 

Rating (out of 5):          Reason (1 sentence):

 

 

I statements:

I liked

 

I noticed

 

I wondered:

 

 

On separate paper:  Write 5 (or more) vocabulary words that were new to you.

  • Copy the page number and the sentence in which the word appears.
  • Think about the meaning in context.
  • Write the dictionary definition that best fits the context.

  

 

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REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED SUMMER READING–GR. 6
Here comes your summer reading assignment. Choose well and enjoy!

Summer reading assignments will count towards first trimester in Gr. 6.

Required: Choose two from the following:

  • The Other Half of My Heart (Sundee Tucker Frazier)
  • Leap (Jane Breskin Zalben)
  • Olivia and the Little Way (Nancy Carabio Belanger)
  • When You Reach Me (Rebecca Stead)
  • Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes (Jonathan Auxier)
  • Rules (Cynthia Lord)
  • Doll Bones (Holly Black)
  • Powerless (Matthew Cody)
  • Out of My Mind (Sharon Draper)
  • Pie (Sarah Weeks)
  • One Crazy Summer (Rita Williams-Garcia)
  • Each Kindness (Jacqueline Woodson)

Recommended: Read more than two. Why not? Extra credit will be given.

Keep track of your books on your Reading List. For the required books, complete the Literature Chart. For extra credit, do a Literature Chart for your extra books, too! The list of books above will also be posted on my page (8) on the school website at scgstl.org.

Happy reading!

Mr. Hinchen