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Scholars have Summer Reading Projects to complete. The assignment will be the first grade in every class.


Incoming 6th Graders read Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson

 

Summary: Two competitive fifth graders develop an extraordinary bond by creating an imaginary sanctuary in the woods called Terabithia in this story about acceptance, imagination and freedom. Jess and Leslie’s tale is packed full of humor, intense emotion and even grief after an accident changes everything for them. Much-lauded author Katherine Paterson, who twice won Newbery Medals and National Book Awards among other honors, creates a world within a world that pulls intently at the heartstrings of readers.

 

Write Something: Write a 2 page letter to the author about the book. Talk to her about how this book 

impacted you personally. Explain to the author, the ways in which you connected your own life to the 

book. Tell her your favorite parts of the book. Find a way to ask the author how she came up with the idea 

for the book, or why she chose to develop the plot, characters, or theme in the manner in which she did. 

Explain how you would create the sequel. What would be the title, the plot, theme, main idea of the story 

and how would the theme connect to the original book? You may type the letter or write the letter. 

Make Something: Create a poster with a title, summary of the book, interesting information, 

personal connections, pictures, and a paragraph of how the book impacted you. 

 

Make Something: Create a poster with a title, summary of the book, interesting information, 

personal connections, pictures, and a paragraph of how the book impacted you.

 

Learn Something: Reflect on your reading assignment and write a two paragraph reflection. 

Express what lessons you learned from reading this book, relate this to your personal life, your 

culture, and your identity.

Due on August 11, 2017


7th and 8th Graders read The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis

 

Summary: Sometimes 10-year-old Kenny can't believe his own family. Sometimes they act so crazy he thinks they should be known as the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. Between trying to understand his parents' humor and dealing with his too-cool older brother and crybaby tattle tale little sister, Kenny never has a dull moment. So, Kenny wonders, how will this wacky bunch survive when Momma and Dad load the whole family into the "Brown Bomber" for the long drive down to Birmingham, Alabama to visit Grandma Sands? With only a few brief rest stops along the way, the Watsons finally arrive in Birmingham, greeted by stifling heat and Grandma's strong hugs. Just when the family starts to settle into a comfortable Southern rhythm, tragedy strikes in Birmingham and changes all their lives forever. A bomb, planted by white racists, explodes in a local church, killing four African-American girls and injuring many others. At first Kenny thinks his sister Joey might be among those who were hurt. Even though she turns out to be safe, Kenny can't shake the image of the crumbled, burning church and the screaming people gathered around it. The family packs up and heads out of town that night. Back home in Flint, the Watsons struggle to understand how anyone could be hateful enough to commit such a horrible crime. But through the sadness and confusion, Kenny comes to understand something else. He gains a new appreciation for the strong love that makes the Watsons not so weird, but very, very special.

 

Write Something: Write a 2 page letter to the author about the book. Talk to him about how this book 

impacted you personally. Explain to the author, the ways in which you connected your own life to the 

book. Tell her your favorite parts of the book. Find a way to ask the author how he came up with the idea 

for the book, or why he chose to develop the plot, characters, or theme in the manner in which he did. 

Explain how you would create the sequel. What would be the title, the plot, theme, main idea of the story 

and how would the theme connect to the original book? You may 

type the letter or write the letter.

 
 

Make Something: Create a poster with a title, summary of 

the book, interesting information, personal connections, 

pictures, and a paragraph of how the book impacted you.

 

Learn Something: Reflect on your reading assignment and 

write a four paragraph reflection. Express what lessons you 

learned from reading this book, relate this to your personal 

life, your culture, and your identity. 

Due on August 11, 2017

 

Director- Andrea Anderson-Parks

Dean - David Gardner

Behavior Interventionist-  Ranae Thomas

Reading Interventionist - Cynthia Brown 

Math Interventionist - Dr. Arturo Cantu 

ESL- Felicia Wallace

Social Counselor- ReaNoel Navarrete

Hybrid Math Teacher- Isabella Pietroboni

6th Grade Math- 

7th Grade Math - Denishia Harris

8th Grade Math-

8th Grade Algebra - 

6th Grade ELA - 

7th Grade Reading -

7th Grade Writing- Drew Wille
 
8th Grade ELA- Trenese Lamb-Peters

6th Grade Science - Domoneicqua Williams

7th Grade Science - 

 

8th Grade Science- Tonia Iwule

6th Grade World History- Caira Heinze
 
7th TX History - Chadwick Smith
 
8th Grade US History - David Luna 
 
6th PE Teacher - Ryan Range 
 
7th PE Teacher-  Coty Wright 
 
8th PE Teacher - Chelsie Bell
 
MS Tech - Charles Miles
 
MS Tech- 
 
8th Theatre Teacher- Ann Rowe
 
6th Grade Spanish-
 
7th Grade Spanish -  Karina Gracia
 
8th Grade Spanish - Sheila Gonzalez
 
Special Education – Austin YaterGrace Gregory 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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