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8th Grade Summer Reading

Welcome 8th grade Falcons!


  I am pleased that you will be entering St. Matthew 8th grade middle school and look forward to working with you for the 2023-2024 school year. The following novel information is your summer reading assignment, this assignment will be due when our school year begins; you have the entire summer to read the novel and complete the writing project. Parents, the reading assignment follows the Texas Curriculum guidelines and is grade and age level appropriate; the following are the TEKS: 8.1A, 8.1B, 8.1C, 8.1D, 8.2A, 8.2B, 8.2C, 8.3A, 8.4A, 8.5A, 8.5B, 8.5C, 8.5D, 8.5E, 8.5F, 8.5G, 8.5I, 8.6A, 8.6B, 8.6C, 8.6D, 8.6E, 8.6F, 8.6H, 8.10A, 8.10B, 8.10B.i, 8.10D, 8.11D attained during this assignment: If you should have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected]. I look forward to working with all students and parents for the up-coming school year, good luck and welcome to middle school!

                                                                                     Ms. Oriana Pfeil

                                                                                  Middle School, ELA and Religion



 Novel: Moby Dick by Herman Melville


Assignment: Read the novel and create a papier mache symbol of the novel (it cannot be a whale) your symbol maybe something that connects the ocean and the novel or another symbol from the novel. Write a short summary of why you chose the symbol you created and why it is important to the novel. No Late projects will be accepted and be prepared to present your creation with the class, all projects are due on August 11, 2023.