• The Language Arts Department at Highland East Junior High has established a summer reading program for all our students. Our students’ summer reading will help them maintain their reading skills, improve their writing proficiency, and gain knowledge of new vocabulary and concepts. Reading comprehension is an essential skill that is necessary to be successful in academics and future employment. Consistent practice will enable a student to thoroughly gain a strong reading competency. Teachers and literary experts agree that children of all ages need to be reading books over the summer. Research has proven that when students are consistent readers they develop important language skills.

    SUMMER READING is a requirement for all students. Students are to complete the reading assigned before the first day of school.

    7 th Grade Students will read TWO books off the 2018 or 2019 Intermediate Sequoyah list. They need to bring two book reports on the first day of school.

    7 th Grade Pre-AP Students will read Stolen into Slavery: The True Story of Solomon Northup, Free Black Man by Judith and Dennis Fradin, and TWO other books off the 2018 or 2019 Intermediate Sequoyah list. They need to bring three book reports on the first day of school.

    8 th Grade Students will choose a biography to read. (Minimum 150 pages.) Write a 1 page summary of the book. They also need to choose 1 book from the 2018-2019 Sequoyah list and write a report on it. (See reports below.) Both reports are due on the first day of school.

    8 th Grade Pre-AP Students will choose a biography to read. (Minimum 150 pages.) Write a 1 page summary of the book. They also need to choose TWO books from the 2018-2019 Sequoyah list and write reports on them. All three reports are due on the first day of school.

    7 th and 8th Grade Book Reports must include the title, author, setting, plot of the story (a summary of the main events), and their opinion of the book. Written (2 pages front and back) OR Typed (1 page.) The book reports will be worth 50 points each.

    *** Libraries will have the 2018/2019 Sequoyah Intermediate book lists. (You may also look the list up on the internet.)

    If you have any questions about HEJH Summer Reading: 7th grade-Shelly Hankins shellyhankins@mooreschools.com and 8th grade- Julia Acker juliaacker@mooreschools.com