Summer Reading (Incoming Grades 3 - 8)

  • Incoming 3rd Grade

    The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney

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    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

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    Assignment: Read either Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing or a book of your choice (must be at least 100 pages). Bring the book with you when you return to school in August. We will be doing activites based on the book you read when you return.

    Incoming 5th Grade

    Wonder by R.J. Palacio

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    Assignment: Read the book over the summer. Also, purchase a copy of Because of Mr. Terupt and bring to school on the first day.

    Incoming 6th Grade

    The War That Saved my Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

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    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)

    Incoming 7th Grade

    Choose one: Monster by Walter Dean Myers, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli, or a book of your choice (minimum 200 pages)

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    Assignment: After reading the book of your choice, write a letter to the author. The letter should be 2 - 3 pages in length, typed in 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 to school with you on the first day.

    Incoming 8th Grade

    The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton

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    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)