Dear 8th Graders:
I am pleased to welcome you to 8th grade English in August. This year you will have the opportunity to choose your own books to read over the holiday break. Your assignment is to read at least two books during this time. Please choose fiction or non-fiction books that you have not read before. The books that you choose are expected to be at your independent reading level, which means that they are not too easy, nor are they too hard for you. Electronic books are welcome. Please make an electronic copy of the reading log and record your books on the log as you read them. On the first day of school, please bring your favorite vacation book to class. You will also be sharing your reading log electronically with me, your English teacher, at that time. Please email email@example.com if you have questions.
I look forward to meeting you soon,