Summer Assignments

June 08, 2018

Whitman Middle School Summer Reading Assignment -  Returning FCPS students can access the forms by

  1. logging into Google Classroom using your @fcpsschools.net (username/password)  
  2. refresh the page and click on the  plus ( + ) to join the Summer Assignments class
  3. type in this class code listed below:
Class Code for Summer Assignments 2018 English & Math

 If you are a new student to Fairfax County Public School System you will be able to access the information below or please come to the school to pick up hard copies for both subjects from the Main Office.

Note for parents of returning students: 

G Suite for Education is available to your student over the summer, as it has been in the past.  All files created by, or shared with, your student will continue to be available to them. We encourage you to explore G Suite for Education with your children by logging in together. We suggest having your student log in to his or her FCPS G Suite for Education account at home to show you what they are currently working on. Your student will use his or her network login credentials to access G Suite for Education. Students in grades 4-12 have the ability to reset their password using the Account Recovery service; however, recovery options must be set up in advance. Your student can visit the same link to set up those options. Summer is also the perfect time to revisit the rules in your household for technology and media use. The FCPS Digital Citizenship website has Device Contracts and Family Media Agreements (K-5, 6-8 and 9-12) that can help you guide family conversations. Translations of these documents are available on the FCPS 24-7 ParentVUE Digital Citizenship curriculum tab. There is also a free online Digital Citizenship course available for parents and their children to work through together. More information on G Suite for Education can be found on the FCPS Website.

Rising 7th Grade

Thematic Focus: Friendship

Choose one book to read over the summer that focuses on the theme of friendship.  You may choose a book from the list of recommended titles below, or you may choose another book that shares the same theme.  After reading, complete the activity on the reverse of this flyer.  This activity will help prepare you for a larger project we will complete in class in the fall.  Happy reading ☺

Recommended Titles

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm

Smile by Raina Telgemeier

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

When Friendship Followed Me Home by Paul Griffin

The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

Cuba 15 by Nancy Osa

Post-Reading Activity

  1. Describe the novel’s protagonist/main character. What is he/she like? How does he/she change during the course of the novel?

 

  1. Using specific examples from your book, explain the novel’s central conflict. 

 

  1.  Provide 2-3 examples of how your book demonstrates/shows the theme of friendship.

 

  1. Explain how the main conflict of the novel tie to the theme. 

 

  1. If you were able to meet one of the characters, what would you talk about? Why?

Whitman Middle School Summer Reading Assignment - Rising 8th Grade

Thematic Focus: Empathy (n) - the ability to understand and share the feelings of others.

Choose one book to read over the summer that focuses on the theme of empathy.  You may choose a book from the list of recommended titles below, or you may choose another book that shares the same theme.  After reading, complete the activity on the reverse of this flyer.  This activity will help prepare you for a larger project we will complete in class in the fall.  Happy reading ☺

 

 

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword by Barry Deutsch

The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson

March: Book One by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

I Will Always Write Back by Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda

House Arrest by K.A. Holt

Out of my Mind by Sharon M. Draper

Post-Reading Activity

Write using complete sentences! Use additional notebook paper if necessary.

  1. Describe the novel’s protagonist.  What are his/her character traits?  How does he/she change during the course of the novel?

 

  1. Using specific examples from your book, explain the novel’s central conflict. 

 

  1. Using specific examples from your book, explain how your novel fits within our thematic focus; empathy. (hint: empathy – the ability to understand and share the feelings of others).

 

 

  1. Explain how the central conflict of the novel contributes to the theme. 

 

 

  1. If you were able to meet one of the characters, who would you meet and what would you talk about? Why?

 

 Returning Rising 7th Grade and 8th Grade Math Summer Assignments - you can access the forms by clicking on the Google Classroom link or stopping by the Main Office to pick up a copy.