Summer Reading (Incoming Grades 3 - 8)
Incoming 3rd Grade
The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney
Assignment: Write a 3-4 sentence summary for each chapter. Then, write a prediction for what will happen next.
Incoming 4th Grade
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Assignment: Read either Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. Students are to write a summary for each chapter of the book. The summary shoud include the characters, setting, and plot for each chapter. After finishing the book, students should draw and color a picture of their favorite part of the book.
Incoming 5th Grade
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Assignment: Read the book over the summer. Also, purchase a copy of Because of Mr. Terupt and bring to school on the first day. Students also need to bring a pair of headphones that can be left at school and plugged into their Chromebooks with and L-shaped or straight jack at the end of the cord.
Incoming 6th Grade
The War That Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
Assignment: Students should summarize every chapter in 5 bullet points. Also, make a list of 10 vocabulary words from the book and their meaning. Summaries and vocabulary words may be written on loose-leaf paper or typed.
Incoming 7th Grade
Choose one: Crossover by Kwame Alexander or Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Assignment: After reading the book of your choice, write a letter to the author. The letter should be 2 - 3 pages in lenght, typed, 12 point font. In the letter please tell the author what you liked/disliked about the book (use specific details from the text), describe your favorite character (character traits, how he or she affects other characters, etc.), and what you would have changed about the book. Please bring the book with you on the first day of school.
Incoming 8th Grade
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Assignment: Write a 3-4 sentence summary for each chapter. Highlight the main character's name every time it appears in the summary; this can be done with a highlighter after you are finished writing. Pronouns count! (Highlight the pronoun when it refers to the main character)