MS Lang. Arts 8th Grade Homeroom

Middle School English

Dear HFCS Middle School Families,

WELCOME TO THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR! Please check schoology for the most up-to-date assignments and/or announcements. Summer reports due September 8th!

God bless always,

Mr. Oiler

Homework

Resources

SUMMER READING 2020

Below I have listed our suggested summer reading books. For your convenience I have also included book reviews from Common Sense Media to help in the decision-making process. Have a safe, restful, and fun summer!

God bless,

Mr. Oiler

  • Choose TWO books to read from the list below. 
  • Make a “mint tin book report” for ONE book (https://teacherthrive.com/2015/03/mint-tin-book-report.html). 
  • Then, in your best handwriting, write a 1-page letter to the author for the SECOND book.

Beetle Boy, Book 1 by: M.G. Leonard

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/beetle-boy-book-1

Charlie Thorne and the Last Equation by: Stuart Gibbs

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/charlie-thorne-and-the-last-equation

Deeplight by: Frances Hardinge

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/deeplight

Echo Mountain by: Lauren Wolk

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/echo-mountain

Other Words for Home by: Jasmine Warga

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/other-words-for-home

Things Seen from Above by: Shelley Pearsall

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/book-reviews/things-seen-from-above

 

 

 

http://www.quizlet.com

in search bar: jasonoiler

The vocabulary words and definitions can be found on Quizlet to assist the students in studying for their Vocabulary Tests. There are flashcards and various games to help them prepare.

Use Lexile to find books on your child’s reading level. Just input your child’s lexile score from their Scantron results sheet passed out at parent/teacher conferences.

http://www.lexile.com

 

 

About

Mr. Oiler has a B.A. in English from George Mason University. He has over a decade of teaching experience, all within the Diocese of Arlington. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mr. Oiler serves as the Athletic Director here at Holy Family and is also the head coach for the girls’ basketball and volleyball teams.