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You Lose the Skills You Don’t Practice Students lose 30 – 40% of what they learned over the year Every two years, the achievement gap widens one year.

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2 You Lose the Skills You Don’t Practice

3 Students lose 30 – 40% of what they learned over the year Every two years, the achievement gap widens one year

4 The Only Way to Fight Summer Loss is Through Summer Reading!

5 What Does YES Require? Every grade level requires summer reading. Each homework requires getting 1-2 books. NEW 6 th Graders: 1 book and 1 reading project Rising 7 th : 2 books and 2 reading projects Rising 8 th : 2 books and 2 reading projects

6 Rising 7th and 8th Graders Choose 2 books from list You can buy these books at the book fair next week!!!

7 Rising 7 th and 8 th Eighth Graders Complete either a poster or a power point for EACH book. You will turn in 2 POSTERS or 2 POWERPOINTS on the first day of school.

8 MY PRESENTATION… Here is an example of a power point presentation for the summer reading assignment. Remember, all of the parts that would have gone on the poster must go in a power point.

9 SUMMARY Humans and cyborgs live together in a futuristic city on Earth called New Bejing. In this world, a deadly disease is killing thousands of people and scientists have been unable to find a cure. At the same time, Earth faces the possibility of war with the Lunars, a mysterious group of people living on the Moon. The future of Earth depends on one girl… Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She is part human and part machine after an accident that nearly killed her. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, hated by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. Her skills as a mechanic help her to meet the handsome Prince Kai and she becomes wrapped up in his problems as the leader of New Bejing. As she starts to learn about the secrets in her past, she has to make choices to help protect Earth from the treats of disease and war. She has to face problems dealing with loyalty, love, science, and freedom as she helps Kai fight the evil Lunar Queen Levana.

10 SETTING MAP

11 WordSentence from the BookDefinition 1. Cyborg “The same trip during which he’d agreed to become the guardian of an eleven-year-old orphaned cyborg.” (page 26) A cyborg is part human and part machine. 2. Plague ”The plague! She has the plague!” (page 15) A plague is a disease that is really dangerous and spreads quickly.

12 Which word on this list is your favorite word? Write the word and then draw a picture to represent that word.

13 Linh Cinder believes that the disease that is attacking the Earth must be defeated. She believes that she should fight to protect innocent people from death. Linh Cinder hopes to see her sister Peony cured of the horrible disease before it kills her. Linh Cinder says that she and Kai should do whatever they can to help the people who are suffering. She also says that she wants to know more about her mysterious past.

14 1 Lihn Cinder meets Prince Kai in the market. He asks her to fix his android, a robot, because it has recently broken. Kai thinks that Cinder is human and she hides the fact that she is android, or part robot. 2 Cinder replaces a mechanical foot that she has outgrown. Parts of Cinders body, including one of her feet and arms are robotic. She has to repair those parts as they break. 3 Cinder learns that her sisters and step mother are going to a royal ball. Her stepmothers says that the dresses are very expensive and that Cinder can’t go unless she provides her own dress. Cinder also must fix their hovercraft before the ball so they can all attend. 4 Cinder goes to the junkyard with her favorite stepsister, Peony, to find parts for the hovercraft. While they are there, Cinder sees that Peony has a large red spot on her shoulder, the first sign that Peony has the terrible disease that is killing people. Cinder calls the medics and they take Peony away to the hospital. Beginning of the novel:

15 What did the main character learn about LIFE or PEOPLE? Cinder learned that sometimes people have to make hard decisions in order to make the world a better place. She had to set aside her own feelings and needs in order to help the entire world overcome a terrible disease.

16 What should be in my power point? -All of the info that would have been on the posters must be included in the power points. -You can bring this project on a drive or it to your teacher.

17 When are projects due?

18 What if I loose the assignment?

19 Happy Summer Reading!


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