REMEMBER! You can still access Achieve3000 and complete Activities that interest you all summer long!Middle School Summer Reading ChallengeThis summer you are invited to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge! You will choose books that are of interest to you, keep track of your reading, and challenge yourself to accomplish different reading tasks all summer long!
In addition, each student will receive a copy of the same book – Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya. You are challenged to create a shared reading experience with someone within your community. Read, and spark a community-wide conversation about the book!
Join the Marcus Vega Book Club!If you are interested in joining Session 1 of the Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish summer reading book club, please use the code below to join the Google Classroom and participate in fun activities and discussions. This session will begin May 26 and end June 29th.
Class Code: cnf22sm
Session 2 will begin July 1st and end August 7th. Please report back at a later time to obtain the class code.Summer Reading Challenge Packets & InformationIn order to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge, students should read and complete the Student Packet below. (Note: You do not need to request access to the packet in order to download and save it.)Summer Reading Student Packet (Incoming 7th Graders)
Summer Reading Student Packet (incoming 8th Graders)Summer Reading Reading Record (When prompted, click "Make a copy" and a copy of the form will be added to your Google Drive account)Summer Reading Challenge Evidence (When prompted, click "Make a copy" and a copy of the form will be added to your Google Drive account)Completing the ChallengeAll Summer1. You may choose any book, or use the Recommended Reading List to find books appropriate to your reading level2. READ!3. Keep track of your progress on the Reading Record4. Challenge yourself to complete as many of the Success Criteria as possibleAt the End of the Summer5. Rate the difficulty level of the books you read on the Reading Record6. Complete the Summer Reading Self-Assessment
- Check off the Success Criteria
- Score yourself on the Proficiency Scale
- Reflect on your practices and set goals for this school year
7. Show evidence of your completed challenge criteriaStudent Success Criteria
I challenge myself to:
- read this year’s “One Book, One Middle School” selection Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish by Pablo Cartaya.
- participate in a conversation about Marcus Vega Doesn’t Speak Spanish with someone else from our reading community.
- read another title from this year’s “One Book, One Middle School” options: Maybe He Just Likes You by Barbara Dee, or Framed! by James Ponti
- read one more book than last summer.
- read 15 minutes or more a day, 5 days a week.
- create a list of books that I would someday be interested in reading.
- read a new genre.
- go to the public library to browse books or to attend an activity, such as participating in the public library Summer Reading Contest.
- read two books by the same author.
- seek resources for meaning of words or concepts that are confusing to me.
- read a book about an issue or topic that I feel strongly about.
- read a book that won a literary award.
- read a book and then watch the movie based on the book (in that order).
- read a book and have a discussion about it.
- read to a sibling or to another person.
- read a book review to find a book I am interested in reading. Suggestion: www.goodreads.com.
- read at least 8 books this summer.
- reflect on who I am as a reader.