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Stout 7th & 8th Grade ELA Summer Learning

Summer Learning textResearch proves that “during summer vacation, many students lose knowledge and skills. By the end of summer, students perform, on average, one month behind where they left off in the spring”. (McCombs 2011) To help prevent that summer learning loss, Dearborn Public School students are required to complete various summer learning requirements in language arts and math. Please continue reading the Stout 7_8 ELA Summer Learning document for more details.

Summer Learning Expectations for 5th-7th graders

Here are Stout Middle School summer learning expectations for 5th-7th graders to prepare for school year 2019-2020:

  • Students will read one or two books of their choice at their reading level.  Students who know their reading level can find a book at their level by visiting  They should prepare by buying or checking out a book, especially if they plan to travel abroad.  Additionally, they could find an ebook to read if a device is their only way to read.
  • After reading, students should create a ‘one-pager,’ that shows the protagonist (main character) from their book in hand-drawn pictures and includes possible themes, important quotes that show changes in the protagonist, and the page numbers where those quotes can be found. One Pager Examples
  • This information is spelled out in the Instructions Sheet attached here, as well as in the Rubric.  One-pagers are due in class on August 29th, and each completed one pager earns the student 5 summative points (up to 2 may be completed).
  • Students or parents with questions should comment on the blog post or sign up for the incoming 5th grade class Remind (see attached sheet for instructions).



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