Creek Reads! TCMS Summer Reading (GTAP assignment is different - scroll down)
All Tates Creek Middle School students are encouraged to read over the summer. Our students should read any two books of your choice over the summer and fill out an IB MYP Learner Profile One-Pager for each book. The IB learner profile represents 10 attributes valued by IB World Schools. We believe these qualities can help individuals and groups become responsible members of local, national, and global communities. We invite students to explore these attributes through their summer reading.
Upon our return to school, students who have completed their summer reading one-pagers will receive House Points and a treat from the library. Below you will find the one pager and copies of the Learner Profile.
TCMS Gifted and Talented Summer Reading
While our GTAP students are welcome to complete the IB Learner Profile reading assignment, there are required readings and assignments for these classes.
6th grade gifted and talented students will read a book that contains the theme "Growing Up: Childhood and Change" and then write an essay according to the requirements explained here. See CommonSenseMedia's list of coming-of-age books here.
7th grade gifted and talented students will read Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw and complete the assigment explained here.
8th grade gifted and talented students will read a Dystopian novel and complete the assignment explained here. What is a Dystopian Novel? Find out here.
All grades: This document contains suggested titles as well as information about how to access required titles as eBooks and Audiobooks.
Remember: Kids are maturing at different rates. Not every book is appropriate for every child at every age. When choosing a book, use wisdom -- do not read a book that is inappropriate for you or your family. When choosing and reading a book, talk to your parents about what you are reading. Read together with your parent.-- Preddy, Leslie. Social Readers: Promoting Reading in the 21st Century. Libraries Unlimited, 2010.