Wheeler and Hamilton 6th Grade Summer Reading 2013
Wheeler/Hamilton REQUIRED Reading
6th Grade (Wheeler/Hamilton) Students should choose at least one (1) of the following books:
· Stargirl, by Jerry Spinelli
· Schooled, by Gordon Kormon
· Chew on This, by Eric Schlosser
Students should also record the titles and authors of other books (one to infinity!) that they read.
Hamilton 7th Grade Summer Reading 2013
7th Grade (Hamilton) Please read three (3) books this summer, one must be, The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman and two other books of your choice, one of which must be non-fiction
Wheeler 7th Grade Summer Reading 2013
7th Grade English (Wheeler), please read three books this summer. One book should be non-fiction. (Of course, you may read more than three!) Please be ready to talk and write about your choices in September
7th Grade History (Wheeler), Chains, by Laurie Halse Anderson
Hamilton 8th Grade Summer Reading 2013
Please read one book of your own choosing and the book listed below and complete the following assignments:
As you read A Long Journey Home, take brief notes at the top of each page. Each note should mention a character and an action.
Your creative assignment for A Long Journey Home is to make a 6 window cartoon (one page or poster board sectioned into 6 squares). Each window should depict an event from one of the 6 chapters in the book. At the bottom of each window, write a sentence of your own about the event depicted. On the first day of school, bring in the book containing your notes and the cartoon.
As you read your “free choice” book, find 3 props that would be representative of 3 main ideas in the book. Bring in the book and the 3 props on the first day of school. Have fun!
Wheeler 8th Grade English 2013
8th Grade English (Wheeler), Read at least three books in total. Read two novels this summer: one recommended by a trustworthy friend, and one recommended by a favorite teacher.
In addition, every rising 8th grader will read a version of Homer’s Odyssey, but all of you are free to choose the version that best suits you. Recommended: Robert Fagles’ eloquent 1997 translation of the entire epic, or Gareth Hinds’ amazing 2010 graphic version, or Rosemary Sutcliffe’s dramatic 1995 version for young adults, The Wanderings of Odysseus
Wheeler 8th Grade History 2013
8th Grade History (Wheeler), Read the profile of John Lewis from Profiles in Courage for Our Time, edited by Caroline Kennedy. Choose two addtional profiles to read and be prepared to discuss in September