Rising 8th Grade Summer Reading Requirements
The Red Badge of Courage
by: Stephen Crane
Overview of Assignment
Students will be required to read the assigned book for a summer reading assignment. This reading is designed to keep students engaged in active reading skills so they will be better prepared entering the 8th grade. This reading is a mandatory assignment that will conclude with a test on the first day of school.
As you read the novel, you will be required to answer guided reading questions in Focus Note format. Focus notes will be placed in a three prong folder and will be in order of the novel. This will be part of your grade. The guided reading questions are due on the first day of school.
You will have an option of WICOR strategies to complete allowing you to demonstrate your overall understanding of the novel.
You will take a final test on the first day of school. This test will measure your comprehensive knowledge of the reading along with connections made to the overall theme of the novel.
**Note: for any work not completed over the summer, students will be placed in Academic Lunch until the work has been completed and turned in. They will also have points taken off their grade as all work will be considered late. All students will be taking the novel test on the first day of school, no exceptions**