Students must read:
Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli
Choose three (3) Books to read. Any Genre is OK! Please be ready to discuss when we meet in September
Please Read Iron Thunder by Avi. Please be ready to discuss it when we return to school.
Rising Wheeler 8th Graders are required to read Dateline:Troy, by Paul Fleischman. They are also asked to read one book of their own choosing from a favorite genre or author.
Rising 8th Graders will be required to read The Port Chicago 50, by Steve Sheinkin and be prepared to discuss in September.
Students in 8th Grade History use a Live Binder (supplemented by handouts) in place of a conventional textbook which is effectively a digital course packet. The Live Binder uses a variety of media, primary source documents and interactive features.
Rising 8th Graders should be well versed in the mechanics of a Live Binder and generally familiar with the overall content. For summer reading-
1- Go to: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play_shared_binder/1400809?play_view=play
2- Enter Wheeler in the Access Key box
3- Read the Introduction (blue main tab on top left)
4- Read the United States (first purple main tab)
5- Read China (first brown main tab)
6- Read the Geography of The U.S. (second purple main tab)
7- Explore the seven sub-tabs found under the Geography of The U.S. main tab. We will have a scavenger hunt for this section on the first day of class.
If you have questions, please e-mail Mr. Baer at email@example.com.