Category Archives: Chai Reading

Have a Terrific Summer!

I have really enjoyed this year with all of you.  I am so proud of our graduating eighth graders, and I wish you all the best of luck next year in high school.  Be sure to keep up with your … Continue reading

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Get Ready, Get Set, BLASTOFF into a NEW CHALLENGE!

2015-16 Reading Challenge for Rising 4th through 8th Graders What? Over the course of the school year, you will read books according to the various categories listed below. You may choose between four different challenges: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the A-Z Award Winners!

This year students participated in the A to Z Reading Challenge which began on June 9 and was completed on May 14.  Students read through the alphabet by book title or author’s name. There were four different challenges: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum–each … Continue reading

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Spectacular Book Projects

The sixth grade class just finished reading The Night of the Burning by Linda Press Wulf.  The students were given the following options to choose from for a culminating project: write a new ending make a book trailer compare Devorah and Nechama … Continue reading

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Creative Book Trailers Created by 8th Graders

My class recently finished our novel study on To Kill a Mockingbird. For homework, we had to do a project on the book. There were five options: an obituary, a book trailer, a play, a list of three people who represented mockingbirds … Continue reading

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A New Ending to “The Wave”

A group of my seventh graders just finished reading The Wave by Todd Strasser.  After discussing the book in detail, they all agreed that they did not like the ending.  They each decided to write their own ending.  They could choose a … Continue reading

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A Nifty Novel Review

  Where the Red Fern Grows Where the Red Fern Grows is about a boy who terribly wants a hunting dog. He bags and prays for a dog for years. His prayers are finally answered when he sees an ad in … Continue reading

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“Classics” for Chai Reading for 8th Grade

Notable Quotables: Wuthering Heights by: Sabrina M In Language Arts, we had to choose a classic book to read, and then do an activity. I chose the book Wuthering Heights, by Emily Bronte. The activity I chose was called Notable Quotables. … Continue reading

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Creative Chai Reading Reports from 6th Grade

Look “Elsewhere”… Nothing to See Here! by: JamieB I recently read a creepy, yet interesting book, by Jacqueline West called The Books of Elsewhere, The Shadows. This book is about a girl who moves into this big, three story house (not including the attic) and … Continue reading

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November Chai Reading Report

CHAI READING BOOK REPORT FOR NOVEMBER DUE DATE: November 21 AR tests to be completed by November 22 6th grade: Genre is fantasy 7th grade: Cross by Day, Mezuzah by Night 8th grade: Genre is a classic   Whichever of the … Continue reading

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