Dear Parents and Incoming 7th Grade Students,
Reading is a lifelong skill that needs to be nurtured and practiced regularly. What better way to do this than to enjoying a great book on summer vacation!
All incoming seventh grade students will be required to choose one of the following books: Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper, A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park and if you are looking for a challenge you can read Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez. All students will need to complete the Summer Book Scavenger Hunt, an assignment designed to develop students’ critical reading skills. Please complete this assignment on a Google Document in font size 12, Times New Roman. This assignment will be due on the first day of school and will be vital to discussions during the first week. In addition, all seventh graders will be required to complete an informational essay. Please choose either a vacation destination you are visiting this summer or would dream of visiting in the future. Read and annotate at least 3 articles to the best of your ability. Once annotated please compose a typed informational essay. These essays will be due the first Friday of the week back. (8/19). Assistance will be given during the first week of school to give the students ample time to complete the essay.
The assignment is available here
. Mrs. Rubin will be available to answer any questions that you may have. During the summer months, please direct your questions to Mrs. Rubin’s e-mail, and she will return your message. ([email protected]
Have a terrific, well-rested, and well-read summer!
Mrs. Rubin 7th/8th Language Arts