Dear Incoming 7th Graders,
Summer is a great time for relaxing and having some fun, and we hope that your vacation time will include some to read, as well. Of course, this will also help you keep your academic skills sharp and ready for the next school year. With that in mind, we would like you to choose two books that you are really interested in reading. One of these books should be a narrative (fiction, memoir, or biography) book, and the other should be an informational book (anything nonfiction EXCEPT memoir or biography).
As you read the narrative book of your choice, think about the subject of the narrative text and what connections you could make to an informational text. You may even want to maintain a reader’s notebook to record your thoughts, connections, and discoveries and keep the reading active. Bring this notebook and your ideas to class on the first day so you can use it to help with discussions and writing about your summer reading experiences.
Most importantly, though, we want you to read, read, read! You don’t have to stick to the minimum requirement. In fact, we hope you don’t! Read as much as you can, and choose books that you just can’t put down.
See you in the fall,
The Grade 7 English Teachers