This is my fifth year at Seven Hills Preparatory Academy. I received my BA from St. Olaf and my MA from the University of St. Thomas.
So many good texts and just enough time!
-The Necklace, Gift of the Magi, The Tell-Tale Heart, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Lottery
-Animal Farm, The Diary of Anne Frank, The Call of the Wild
-When I was Puerto Rican, Shooting an Elephant, The Night the Bed Fell
Poetry (an abundance, here's just a few):
-Macavity, Red Wheelbarrow, My Papa's Waltz, Annabel Lee
LOVE TO READ?
(Have some extra time? Try these out!)
-A Wrinkle in Time
-Flowers for Algernon
-The Joy Luck Club
-The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
Want more?? Check out these 8th grade recommendations! http://www.readworks.org/rw/beat-summer-reading-slump?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=5.10.16%20summer
LOVE TO WRITE?
(Some ideas to keep the creativity flowing)
-Start a blog! Write about your summer adventures and invite your friends to follow your updates! https://wordpress.com/
-Enter a free poetry contest! Remember to practice the skills we learned this year!
Get started on your own story using these first-line prompts!
LOVE TO SPEAK?
(some ideas to make sure your voice is heard!)
-Try your hand at an open mic night! http://sprocketssaintpaul.org
WANT TO JUST PRACTICE YOUR MAD SKILLS?
Check out this link for extra practice worksheets on everything related to Language Arts and Grammar! http://www.k12reader.com/subject/figurative-language-worksheets/