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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 enjoy a great book on summer vacation!
All incoming sixth grade students will be required to choose one of the following books: 

  1. Down the Rabbit Hole by Peter Abrahams
  2. Night Journey by Avi
  3. Savvy by Ingrid Law

All students will need to complete the 6th 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 2 weeks. As you read, you should take notes on the setting, the characters, and the plot. Please bring your book, notes, and your assignment to school on the first day, the note will be used to write your first in-class essay. You may use any form of note-taking, such as a T-chart, Cornell notes, or any other way for you to organize your thoughts.

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

Sincerely,

Mrs. Akers, 6th Grade Language Arts Teacher

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 two writing assignments.

Reading Assignment and Scavenger Hunt

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, Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez.

After reading the book, students will need to complete the Scavenger Hunt writing assignment, an assignment designed to develop students’ critical reading and thinking skills. (See attached page.) Please complete this assignment on a Google Document (or a Word Document if you are new to ADHUS), Times New Roman, 12-point font. This assignment is due on the first day of school and will be vital to discussions during the first week of school.

Informational Research Essay

In addition, all seventh graders will be required to complete an informational research essay (If you were in 6 th grade at ADHUS, the body paragraphs should be double TEAC paragraphs.) Please choose either a vacation destination you are visiting this summer, a destination you dream of visiting in the future, or an interest or hobby of yours. You can even research Boca Raton!

  • Find, print, read and annotate at least two articles about your topic. (Remember, annotating is not just highlighting and underlining! Make connections, note the word choice, define vocabulary.)

  • Compose a typed informational essay. (This is your rough draft. Essays will be revised and edited in class during the first week of school.)

 

In addition to this letter, the summer reading assignment is available on the school website and posted on Google Classroom. During the summer months, please direct any questions to Ms. Gamache at gamachej@fau.edu.

 

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

Ms. Gamache, 7th Grade English/Language Arts Teacher

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 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, August 14th , 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. (Friday, August 18th). Assistance will be given during the first week of school to give the students ample time to complete the essay.

The assignment will be available on the school website. Mrs. Anderson will be available to answer any questions that you may have. During the summer months, please direct your questions to Mrs. Anderson’s e-mail, and she will return your message.  Have a terrific, well-rested, and well-read summer! 

After reading your book, complete each section of this packet with thoughtful responses. Please type your responses in a google document, size 12, Times New Roman to be turned in the first day of school. (August 14th

Sincerely,

Mrs. Anderson, 8th Grade Language Arts

Your child previously received their suggested mathematics placement letter for the 2017-2018 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 Mrs. Allen at btuzzoli@fau.edu or Mr. Rossie at crossie1@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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