Summer + Back-to-School

Summer Reading Assignments

Stay mentally active with summer reading! Research shows that kids who read for pleasure during the summer avoid the “summer slide” and perform better when they get back to school than those who took time off. Find the assignments for each grade listed below. Please encourage your student to find books they enjoy, because reader choice is the key to developing a lifelong love of reading.

6th Grade Summer Reading Homework
7th Grade Summer Reading Homework
8th Grade Summer Reading Homework


Study Skills to Accelerate Your Learning

Find helpful tips in this article about effective ways to learn new topics and study skills students can adopt to accelerate their learning.

Read in more detail the 5 study skills that cognitive and educational psychologist John Dunlosky and team found to be the most effective: Elaborative interrogation, Self-explanation, Practice testing, Distributed practice, and Interleaved practice.

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