Grade 8 Summer Reading

Grade 8 Summer Reading Assignment
Posted on 06/17/2015
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The Eighth Grade Team is making plans to welcome Grade 8 students on Wednesday, September 2.  All 8th-graders are expected to read Tears of A Tiger by Sharon Draper as the summer reading book. Students may get this book in any of the following ways: purchase one at Barnes & Noble (in store or online), Amazon online, the Public Library or at a local used bookstore.

Additionally, each student is expected to complete one of the prompts listed below. Students should follow a multiple paragraph composition format (introduction, body paragraphs, conclusion). Composition should be typed if possible.

Summer Reading Composition Prompts (Choose ONE)

1. Major characters in literature change because of the forces that act upon them as well as how the character responds to the forces he/she encounters. From the book, select a major character that undergoes changes. Make sure to discuss his/her initial character, the force(s) that cause the changes(s), and how the character evolves because of the struggles he/she has endured.

2. Conflicts are a struggle between two opposing forces. Conflict intensifies the action of a story and creates suspense for the reader. Discuss the main conflict in this book, show how this conflict is developed in the plot, and explain how the conflict is resolved.

3. An author can reveal his message to the reader in many ways. Some of these methods are direct, and others are subtle. Explain the books theme (message) as well as how the author communicates this message to the reader.

We are looking forward to a successful 2015-16 school year and meeting our new students in September.

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