1. Double Dutch by Sharon Draper
2. Ilan Ramon Jewish Star by Devra Newberger Speregen (can be purchsed on Amazon)
Incoming 7th & 8th Grades:
This summer you will need to read 4 books.
2 Non Fiction books of your choice (must pick two different sub-genres - can be an autobiography, biography, memoir, informational, documentary) (each worth 400 points)
1 Fiction book of your choice (can be any sub-genre of your choice) (worth 250 points)
1 book of any genre / sub-genre you would like. (worth 250 points)
Create an account on www.blogger.com
Email me your Blog web address and I will post it on our Blog Roll - email@example.com
Pick the 4 books you want to read and READ :)
You may use the following peer recommendation for the grade level you will be entering next year 2011-2012
Incoming 6th Graders - Recommended Summer Reading List
Incoming 7th Graders - Recommended Summer Reading List
Incoming 8th Graders - Recommended Summer Reading List
For Mrs. Zrihen's recommendations check the Suggested Reading tab on the left navigating bar.
Write a reader's journal on each book and post them on your Blog throughout the Summer .
Use the following Reader's Journal Rubrics as the blog will be graded using the rubric.
Click below for a sample Student Blog
Respond thoughtfully to 5 other blogs by students from your class. (each response will be worth 20 points)
* Ask questions related to the book, to the literary elements, and to the reader's connections with the topics in the book. - DO NOT just write you did a great job and make a general comment!
It is our job as a community of readers to think about, analyze, evaluate, and discuss books together.
Make sure to include your name in the signature.
Here is an example of a comment I worte to one of the students. Click on theis SAMPLE - Use that as your guide.
* Blogs are due NO LATER THAN Aug. 15!
** If you do not see your name on the blog roll please email me with your name and the link to your blog.
Happy Reading :)