Summer Reading Grade 8
“Reading is the gateway for children that makes all other learning possible” - Barack Obama.
Reading is one of the most important and fulfilling means to master the tool of language and prevent summer slide . Reading at any age not only helps children learn new vocabulary and ways to express themselves; but also teaches new concepts, allows them to better understand emotions, and enhances their imagination.
As your child moves into Eighth grade, we have selected the following list of books that will hopefully inspire your child to explore, engage in conversations, ask questions and continue reading independently. As you review the book list you will see that eighth graders have the book We Beat The Streets by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt and Sharon Draper as their mandatory summer read.
Once your child has completed reading the book, your child must pick one activity to complete from the 8th grade choice board. All projects are due on the first day back at school from Summer break. Please read activity descriptions and information on any materials needed to complete it. Some activities may use any form of materials, recycled goods, paper products, modeling materials, electronic platforms, building blocks, art materials, etc. to complete the projects. Get as creative as possible!
The book list has a variety of diverse series and books that can be enjoyed. Any students who continue to read outside of the mandatory grade level novel of choice are open to earn a variety of prizes. Prizes include items like: gift cards, homework passes, novelty prizes, dress down, and pillows. Prize levels are determined by the amount of books read and/or level of difficulty. To track the earnings for prizes, please have your student complete the following google form after each book read. Please keep in mind to complete a form per book read, not per book series. Prizes will be distributed the first week back in school for the 22-23 school year. https://forms.gle/6rhkFMoRdpdNiLX29
We have included parent resources and conversation starters to help further conversations and help them learn and grow. We hope you enjoy their book list and choice board for our 2022 “Summer Of Wonder” Summer reading.