Over the summer rising 9th graders are required to read TWO books from the Recommended Reading list. Each book has to be from a different genre.
Click the links below to go to the different genres of books in this year's list!
Here is Ms. Nordleaf's challenge to rising 9th graders: read two different genres of literature this summer. Students are required to read at least two of the books from the Recommended Reading List for 9th Grade and have a conversation with a family member about that book.
Read one fiction book from the list and one book of poetry.
Read one graphic novel based on non-fiction and one mystery that is fiction.
Read one dystopian fiction and one graphic novel.
The options are endless.
Quotes from the book. As you read, gather five quotes. You will be using these as notes for a paragraph you will write in September. Specifically, prepare by doing the following:
The creative book response. This response is intended to develop your connection to the book in a creative way. Read this article by Diana Mitchell, Fifty Alternatives to the Book Report, for fifty different options for doing this.
Some examples might include writing a letter to a character and getting one back, creating a travel brochure for 18th century Ghana or 19th century Mississippi, writing a news article about a significant event from the book, or making a movie trailer.
The point of the book project is partly to give you an imaginative way to process your chosen book. It’s also a way for Ms.Nordleaf to see your interests and creativity, to see the kinds of connections you make, and to get a glimpse into what kind of learner you are. The project is not intended to stress you out! For this reason, please spend no more than a couple hours on the creative book response (unless you’re having a blast creating it!)
If you have questions or concerns, email Ms. Nordleaf at firstname.lastname@example.org