Merrol Hyde Magnet School

Elementary School Summer Reading

Rising 4th graders:

Rising fourth graders need to read a chapter book of their choice over the summer and be ready to give an informal Book Talk the first week of school.  The Book Talk should be a short one- or two-minute chat about the characters, plot, setting, and summary of the book, including his/her favorite part of the book. Please see the attached document: 4th Grade Book Talk

Rising 5th graders:

Your summer reading assignment is Iron Thunder by Avi. As you read, informally keep track of characters, the setting, and from whose point of view the story is told.    After you are done reading the book, come up with a visual representation of the climax or a major turning point for one of the characters or the story as a whole. This can be a diorama, a speech given as the character while you are dressed up, or some sort of presentation that shows that you have a clear understanding of what happened to change that character’s life or what changed in the story. Please go above and beyond a simple drawing or just a written paragraph. This is due Friday, August 5.

Middle School Summer Reading

Morgan: 6th and 7th Grade Summer Reading

Huff: 8th Grade ELA Summer Reading Assignment - Golden Boy

High School Summer Reading

Williamson: 9th Grade Summer Reading And Then There Were None

Huff: 10th Grade Summer Reading A Thousand Splendid Suns

Williamson: 11th Grade Honors English Summer Reading

McDuffee 11th Grade AP Language Summer Reading

McDuffee 12th Grade AP Lit Summer Reading

McDuffee AP Seminar Summer Reading

Mr. Duncan's summer reading can be found on his website at Mr Duncan's History Class


Shared Vision

Merrol Hyde Magnet School is a unique, K-12 learning community that uses the Paideia philosophy of educating the whole child--mind, body, and spirit--to meet the needs of students.  We will provide intentional, rigorous, accelerated college-preparatory instruction focused on humanities and critical and creative thinking.

We will create a collaborative community where students and teachers actively engage in continual growth and learning, seek out and civilly discuss diverse ideas and values, and pursue solutions to enrich their lives and the lives of others.