As we read Running for My Life by Lopez Lomong from the summer reading list, we will focus on key reading skills for eighth grade at TCA. Over the course of the week, students will complete one of their two required summer reading assignments and their required summer writing assignment. Students will also work on developing creative and insightful ideas, organizing their thoughts, citing textual evidence and communicating effectively as writers. This class is strongly recommended for students new to TCA or who have difficulty reading and/or writing. During the first hour of class, students will be attending an online Zoom meeting each day where the instructor will be guiding the reading, discussion, and writing activities. The final hour of class will require students to read and/or write on their own to prepare for the next day’s lesson. Students must have a paper copy of the book on the first day so they can make annotations. We recommend that students only attend one summer reading section. Enrollment is limited to 10 students.