INCOMING EIGHTH GRADERS: Please Purchase the following book:
Peterson's, Master the Catholic High School Entrance Exams 2020. Make sure you get the new edition that says 2020! If you have a copy of last year's version of the book, and it is not written in, then the 2019 will be alright. **** You will be assigned specific pages to complete in the summer. The assignment will be posted here in the next two weeks...look for it!
These are the ISBN numbers for: Master the Catholic H.S. Entrance Exams 2020
JULY ASSIGNMENT FOR PETERSON'S, Master the Catholic H. S. Entrance Exams 2020: These pages will introduce you to the book and the type of questions which you will encounter in the Reading/Verbal, sections of the test.
Introduction: pps ix,x,xi, xii, xiii Read for information
Read: "All about the H.S. Placement test (HSPT) pps 11-19
Test Taking Techniques: read pps. 21-23
Part II: Diagnostic Tests, Chapter 5 HSPT, Do the following:
Diagnostic Verbal Test: q. 1-60 pp. 97-102 **write in book
Reading Test: pp 111-119 q. 113-152
Vocabulary Test: pp. 120-121 q. 153-174
***Now Correct yourself: Verbal answer key on p. 137
Reading answer key on p. 144
Vocabulary answer key on p. 149
There are detailed answers below, SO IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY YOU ARE WRONG, CHECK THE EXPLANATIONS.
Let me know how you did. Send me your scores for all three categories!
***I HAVE ONLY HEARD THE SCORE RESULTS FROM:
Alexis Ching Laila Pisares Melanie Torres
Please email your results now!!
Everyone should be beginning the August assignment below.
MASTER THE CATHOLIC H.S. Exams 2020 ASSIGNMENT
NEXT ASSIGNMENT: This is a very important chapter on increasing your reading skills. You will be graded on completion of this work.
**First week of August read ch. 10 in Reading on p. 207
Read: "How to Improve Reading Skills" pps. 207-208...Then do
exercise in reading on pps. 209-228--Then correct with answer
key on p. 229. COMPLETE THIS WORK FOR FIRST DAY OF CLASS.
Continue working on your IXL assignment.
If you want to take practice tests for the HSPT during the summer, there are a variety of good High School entrance books with practice tests in reading, English and math, which may be used as practice tests to improve your skills. There are a variety of free online practice tests for reading comprehension, including Peterson's.
There is ample evidence that one of the major differences between poor and good readers is the difference in the quantity of total time they spend reading....National Reading Panel, 2000
Grade 8. REQUIRED BOOKS: CHOOSE TWO OF THE THREE LISTED
and/or The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch Albom
SUMMARY OF ASSIGNMENTS LISTED BELOW:
--- TOTAL BOOKS REQUIRED: Two books
--- Assessments: One test will be given in September
PLEASE USE THE LINK AT THE BOTTOM FOR BOTH BOOKS YOU CHOOSE TO READ....
SUMMER READING WORKSHEETS pdf DO QUESTS. 1-11 AND QUESTIONS 12, 13 ARE
EXTRA CREDIT. THE VOCABULARY QUESTIONS #13 May be used as part of the.....
VOCABULARY CHALLENGE: Write down and define all the new words you read during the summer. Then define them and put them on a list. See if you can reach 50 words or more!!
---Questions 1-11 are the only required writing assignments other than the Peterson's work. Click on Link at bottom for Summer Reading Worksheet Questions.
---IXL: The Reading strategy questions must be completed by September.
At least half of the Vocabulary section must be completed as well.
Reading Strategies: A-I Vocabulary: Q-Y
--- Master the Catholic High School Entrance Exams 2020 ****
assignment of pages is pending.
8th Grade Suggested Summer Reading List. These books are suggested for those who want to read additional books beside what is required. Remember: The more you read, the more your comprehension skills will increase.
1. The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien
2. The Chosen, by Chaim Potok
3. The Pigman, by Paul Zindel
4. The Chocolate War, by Robert Cormier
5. The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963, by C.P. Curtis
6. Across Five Aprils, by Irene Hunt
7. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
8. The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemmingway
9. A Separate Peace, by John Knowles
10. Rebecca, by Daphne duMaurier
11. Tuesdays with Morrie, by Mitch Albom
12. The Little Women Series, by Louisa May Alcott
13. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Betty Smith
14. The Good Earth, by Pearl Buck
Links to Grade 8 Science, Reading, and Math:
Students entering 8th grade 2020.docx
Summer Reading Worksheets (pdf)
Grade 8 -- Updated Summer Math Practice 2020.docx