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MIDDLE SCHOOL SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT: GRADES 6-8

All Westmark students are asked to complete summer reading in order to develop their reading skills, foster connection and engagement with literature, and activate their imagination.  The primary goal of the summer reading project is for the students to read as many books as they can as we want to generate excitement about reading.  We also want to foster a student’s ability to make meaningful connections to what they read.  To facilitate this, students are asked to complete a corresponding writing assignment on one of the books they read over the summer.  Finally, because an assignment of this nature asks students to harness their executive functioning, we are asking them to complete a daily reading log. This will help students keep track of their daily reading.

Students will turn their reading log into their reading teacher on the first day of school.

The summer assignment will consist of the following:

  1. Students are encouraged to read at least two books 

  2. Students are asked to fill out the daily reading log (turned into reading teacher).

  3. Students must complete a writing assignment associated with one of their books that they turn into their English teacher on the first day of school.

Students in reading classes will also be working with their reading teachers to select books. 


 

We thought it would be fun to showcase the books our faculty and staff have been busy reading this summer too! 

Take a look at some of their favorites...

If you need additional assistance, please reach out over the summer to the following: 

Robyn Bridges, Tricia Valli, or Marissa DeSiena.

SUMMER READING ASSIGNMENT