In order to promote continuity of literacy skills year-round, all students entering sixth, seventh, and eighth grade are required to participate in summer reading. Students will be expected to read one novel from the attached 2018-2019 SSYRA book list. Students accepted to our STEAM Academy will be required to read one novel from the 2018-2019 SSYRA book list, as well as the novel assigned by their Language Arts teacher (see list below).
Although you will not have projects or written assignments to complete during the break, be prepared to engage in class discussion, complete novel activities, and take a novel assessment based on the book during the first week of school.
All of these novels are available at your local library, but we encourage you to purchase your own copy. Have a pen, highlighter, and sticky notes on hand. Annotate and take notes in the margins. Highlight a quote that you love. Put your literacy strategies into practice, just as we will be doing throughout the school year.
In addition, this summer reading novel will be your first entry into our 2018-2019 SSYRA Reading Challenge. More information about this exciting program will be sent home during the first week of school. Until then, Happy Reading!
WACS Language Arts Department
Choose ONE novel from the attached 2018-2019 SSYRA book list.
STEAM ACADEMY STUDENTS ONLY:
In addition to the above requirement, you are expected to read the following according to your grade level.
Sixth Grade – A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Seventh Grade – Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
Eighth Grade – The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak