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Dear Parents and Incoming 6th 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 sixth grade students will be required to choose one of the following books: Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams, Night Journeys by Avi and if you are looking for a challenge you should read Savvy by Ingrid Law. All students will need to complete the Sixth Grade Reading Assignment, an assignment designed to develop students’ critical reading skills.

This assignment will be due on the first day of school and will be vital to discussions during the first week. 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. (rubinn@fau.edu)

Have a terrific, well-rested, and well-read summer!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rubin 7th/8th Language Arts

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. (rubinn@fau.edu)

Have a terrific, well-rested, and well-read summer!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rubin 7th/8th Language Arts

Dear Parents and Incoming 8th 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 eighth grade students will be required to complete the 8th grade reading assignment, an assignment designed to develop students’ critical reading skills. Please choose from the following books. Red Kayak by Priscilla Cummings, Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick and if you are looking for a challenge you can read The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams. 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 eighth graders will be required to complete an argumentative/persuasive essay. Please choose a relevant topic to the book that can be debated. Read and annotate at least 3 articles to the best of your ability. Once annotated please compose a typed argumentative/persuasive 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. (rubinn@fau.edu)

Have a terrific, well-rested, and well-read summer!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Rubin 7th/8th Language Arts

All students have been organized by their summer assignment in ALEKS. Your child's assignment is to complete the pie/course outlined in their math placement letter that was sent home the last week of school. If your child finished that pie/course prior to receiving the letter, they are to complete a minimum of 15 hours and 56 topics.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Mrs. Allen. (btuzzoli@fau.edu)

 
Last Modified 11/8/16