Research has shown that reading over the summer months is very important in maintaining reading skills and developing life-long reading habits. Therefore, students entering eighth grade at Pioneer Middle School will be required to read at least two books this summer. These books should be new to them. In other words, they should not have read them in the past--in or out of a core class.
As you know, reading & writing is an integral part of our Middle School Philosophy. Participating in ELA means that students are used to reading every day, so it should not be much of an obstacle. Students may read more than two books depending on how quickly or how much they read. We certainly challenge them to do so!
As always, our primary goal is to foster a love of reading and keep eyes on print. Attached is a list of suggested reading choices. Your child has become familiar with the kinds of books he/she enjoys reading and we are confident they will continue these practices over the summer months. The novels read should, however, be appropriate for their individual reading level.
Although which books the students read is a choice, the accompanying work is REQUIRED.
The reading and accompanying work should be completed by September 1st . Work will be collected on Friday, September 8th.
Students should read regularly, fill out the calendar logs, and complete the essay.
For additional information and duplicate copies of any of the forms either see the link on my webpage or the Middle School Library Webpage.
Thank you. I look forward to working with you and your child next year!