• Summer Reading Lists and Requirements:

    Summer Reading Book Lists




    “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss 

    Welcome to Grade 8 Literacy

    I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged, and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing learning community. I welcome and value your positive energy and dedication to excellence in education, and I look forward to working with you.


    Please remember to bring your summer reading assignment on the first day of school.  


    School Supplies:  Please have class supplies by Wednesday, September 11

     - Composition notebook (used for journal writing/usually has a marbleized hardcover)

     - Binder (1/2 or 1 inch) with four dividers:  Reference, Reading, Grammar,  Vocabulary

     - Pens/pencils

     - Markers, colored pencils, and crayons will be used throughout the year.  Class supply is available, however, feel free to bring in your own.  


    After school help: At least one day per week is provided.  The date is posted on the class page and on the classroom board.

    This week:

    We will spend the first day of school getting to know each other as well as reviewing class responsibilities. 

     - Student Overview handout was given.  This needs to be signed by a parent/guardian and returned by Wednesday, September 11.  This is the first homework assignment. 

     - Conference summer reading will begin on Friday, September 6

     - Autobiography outline was provided.  Students will work on this in class and complete at home.  Due Thursday, September 12




        Please feel free to contact me - jdparlow@jacksonsd.org 

    To access the online textbook:


    User Name:  student ID number@jsd (Example:  123456@jsd)

    Password:  student1

    Click "Go to the Online Textbook"