Summer Reading for Students Entering Grade 8
ALL GRADE READ for students entering grade 8: The Last Leaf by O. Henry.
This short selection and connected writing activity are expected literacy work for all students. The full text of the short story is included in this student Summer Reading Packet, along with guidelines for the connected writing activity.
CHOICE Book Reading for students entering grade 8: All students are expected to select one book from the list below, or any title of their own choice. Guidelines for the Choice Book Connected Writing activity are included in Summer Reading Packets. Students are strongly encouraged to complete more than one choice book during the summer.
Suggested CHOICE books for students entering grade 8:
Blank Confession by Pete Hautman
Great Wide Sea by M.H. Herlong
Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust by Doreen Rappaport
Tracking Trash: Flotsam, Jetsam, and the Science of Ocean Motion by Loree Griffin Burns
We Beat the Street: How A Friendship Pact Led to Success by Sampson Davis (Also available: eBook)
I Am a Seal Team Six Warrior: Memoirs of an American Soldier by Howard E. Wasdin