As we read The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton 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 their first summer reading and writing assignments. This class is recommended for students new to TCA or who have difficulty reading and writing. Students must have a paper copy (in which they can highlight/annotate) of the book ready to read on the first day. Please note that students will be expected to complete a large amount of reading and writing homework each night. We will be meeting each morning for an hour on a Zoom conference all together. During the second hour, students will be reading and then writing on their own, but with access to the teacher to ask questions and get individual help. Both emailing and zoom time are available during this second hour. Students will need to have the technology ready to go for the first day. Enrollment is limited to 10 students.