Updated Wednesday 05-29-2019 09:53pm
Reading Suggestions for the summer:
Here are some suggestions that support some of the SHPS ELA concepts:
- Animal Farm by George Orwell (Great book to delve into some of the political issues we will discuss in 8th grade social studies).
- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (Although we do not read this as part of our curriculum, it is a great novel to not only look at character development for ELA but also into the Civil Rights Era for social studies).
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (great look into government control and what happens when the people are kept from learning and knowledge).
Other great summer reads:
- Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares: A story about four young girls who have known each other since birth and must struggle with the challenges of growing into young ladies.
2. Hoot by Carl Hiaasen: A young boy who has a hard time with some of the students in his town takes up the fight to save a nest of endangered owls.
To all my former students, this was one of my best teaching years. I will miss you dearly. To all my future students, I cannot wait to work with you! And keep on reading…!!!
Below are some links to great websites:
ALMA: Our new grade book system.
Scholastic Book Wizard: This is a is a great website for checking the grade level of books and gives excellent information.
No Red Ink: A great website for grammar practice.
Decades Project: Every year, students in the SHPS Middle School take part in a year-long, cross-curricular Decades / Living History project where they focus on a particular country and decade to research.
8th Grade Focus: United States
7th Grade Focus: Europe
*Use Pinterest, Good Reads, and Fantastic fiction to get updated reading lists for middle schoolers. They have many great ideas for next reads!