• Manasquan Schools

    Summer Assignment

     

    Department: Language Arts

    Course: (Incoming) ELA Grade 8 and ELA Grade 8 STEM

    Due Date: 1st week of school

    Reading(s): The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. 

    *For students in the Honors class, you will read an additional novel from the selection below:

    • Uglies by Scott Westerfield
    • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
    • Wonder by R.J. Palacio
    • Chasing Lincoln’s Killer, James Swanson
    • Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper
    • Breathing Room by Martha Hayles

    Assignment(s): You will be reading The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. During the first week of school, you will be given a task which will ask you to reflect on the novel.  This task will be connected to our first unit in our 8th grade curriculum, Growing Relationships.  As you are reading your novel, you should be considering how the characters and events may connect to this theme.  Feel free to take notes or mark important moments and/or quotes, as you will be able to use your notes in September.

    Our goal is to provide enjoyable reading material and create lifelong readers and thinkers!