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Dear Parents and Incoming 6th Grade Students,

All incoming sixth-grade students will be required to purchase and read Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. Along with the reading assignment, students are required to complete the following written assignment which will be due the first day of school. 

As you read, think of the following literary elements: theme, conflicts, motivation, symbolism, flashbacks, foreshadowing, setting, and climax. Then, after you’ve read a section or chapter, jot down notes using the templates that have been provided. You may use notebook paper, or recreate the templates in word if you prefer. Cite evidence from the book by paraphrasing and/or using direct quotes. Be sure to cite the page number where you found the information or quote. Don’t worry if your opinions change during this process. 

Reading is a lifelong skill that needs to be nurtured and practiced regularly. Research shows that middle-school students who read at least four books over the summer will reduce the “summer slide”. Please help your child pick three other books that interest them to read over the summer. There are some excellent choices on your child’s Kindle, including books by Jerry Spinelli, Carl Hiaasen, and other books by Gary Paulsen. The recommended Lexile level range for 4th through 8th grade is 770 to 1155. Please remember that finding appropriate books that fit your child’s age and interest will be the most important aspect of their development as a reader. You can check to see if their book is appropriate by visiting https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews. And you can look up Lexile and guided reading levels at https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/bookwizard/

Please email me if you have any questions.

Mrs. Schaefer, 6th Grade Language Arts

Reading is a lifelong skill that needs to be nurtured and practiced regularly. There is no better way to do this than by enjoying a great book on summer vacation! ☺ The seventh grade summer assignment includes a reading and writing assignment. All incoming seventh grade students are required to read one of the following books: A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park, Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper, and if you are looking for a challenge, Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez.

Reading is a lifelong skill that needs to be nurtured and practiced regularly. What better way to do this than to enjoy a great book on summer vacation! All incoming eighth grade students will be required to complete the eighth 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 The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin. If you are looking for a challenge, you can read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

Your child previously received their suggested mathematics placement letter for the 2018-2019 school year, along with their summer math assignment.  Please see below their summer assignment, according to how they were placed.  If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Hoff at choff1@fau.edu

MJ 1 (6 th grade math)

Summer Assignment : Student must complete 100% of their 5 th grade pie in ALEKS. If you have already completed that pie, continue to work in ALEKS for a minimum of 9 hours and mastering a minimum of 45 topics.

MJ 2 (7 th grade math)

Summer Assignment : Student must complete 100% of their 6 th grade pie in ALEKS.  If you have already completed that pie, continue to work in ALEKS for a minimum of 9 hours and mastering a minimum of 45 topics.

Pre-Algebra

Summer Assignment : Student must complete 100% of the 6 th or 7 th grade pie in ALEKS.  If you have already completed that pie, continue to work in ALEKS for a minimum of 9 hours and mastering a minimum of 45 topics.

Algebra

Summer Assignment : Student must complete 100% of the Pre-Algebra pie in ALEKS.  If you have already completed that pie, continue to work in ALEKS for a minimum of 9 hours and mastering a minimum of 45 topics.

Geometry

Summer Assignment : Student must complete 100% of their Algebra pie in ALEKS.  If you have already completed that pie, continue to work in ALEKS for a minimum of 9 hours and mastering a minimum of 45 topics.

 
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