SIXTH GRADE READING LIST, SUMMER, 2020
The Hatchet by Gary Paul
Notes: Take notes on the book you are reading. Write summaries and comments for the chapters so you will remember all the main events of the book. These are your personal notes. You may write them or type them. You may use these notes for discussions and the test.
As you read be aware of the following parts of the book:
Setting of the story:
Does the setting affect the conflict or events of the story?
Characters : Take note of the main character:
What are some of the qualities in the character's personality?
Is the character strong, kind, courageous, resourceful, a leader?
Does the character have any negative traits, such as selfishness, impatience, unkindness, laziness, etc?
Does the character grow and change during the story?
Is this a person you would like to have as a friend? Why?
Conflict: What are the problems the character encounters in the story and which one is the main problem?
Climax : What is the "edge of your seat" or "turning point in the story?
How is the conflict resolved?
Main Events : Be able to identify the main event in the story.
Opinion : Form an opinion of the book.
What did you like? What didn't you like?
Be able to provide examples of these events which helped you form your opinon.
Remember, you will be tested on this book in September .
In addition to HATCHET , you are to choose ONE PERSONAL CHOICE BOOK. The book may be from the list at the bottom, OR your own personal choice book. Remember: The book must be on the SIXTH grade reading level or above. You will make an oral presentation or project on this book.
TOTAL BOOKS TO BE READ: AT LEAST TWO BOOKS.
Although you have to read only two books for school, you should still read at least two or three additional books. Reading skills drop in the summer if you don't read. Keep your comprehension skills strong and READ!!!
OPTIONAL READING CONTEST:
Read as many books as you can. List the book title, author, page number of book, and parent signature (just like the one you submitted for the Spring reading contest).
Prizes and treats will be awarded when we come back in September.
OPTIONAL VOCABULARY CHALLENGE:
As you do your summer reading, make a list of the vocabulary words you are not familiar with. Then, look the unfamiliar words up and write the definitions of those words.
Try to compose a list of 50 words and their definitions. A minimum of at least 40 vocabulary words is required.
Work on IXL: Finish the Grade 5 Level and begin Grade 6 Level
Suggested Books are
REMEMBER YOU MAY READ ANY NON-FICTION BOOK. IF YOU WANT TO READ A BOOK ABOUT A SAINT, HISTORICAL EVENTS OR PEOPLE, OR A TOPIC IN SCIENCE, SUCH AS A BOOK ON THE SOLAR SYSTEM, EARTHQUAKES, WHALES, OR THE ENVIRONMENT, PLEASE DO SO.
1. A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
2. The Artemis Fowel Series, by Eoin Colfer
3. The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan
4. My Side of the Mountain, by Jean Craighead George
5. Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson
6. The Pearl, by John Steinbeck
7. Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli
8. The Incredible Journey, by Shelia Bumford
9. Sounder, by William Armstronghantom
10. The Phantom Tollbooth, by Norton Juster
11. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
12. Tuck Everlasting, by Natalie Babbitt
13. Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls
14. The Witch of Blackbird Pond, by Elizabeth George Speare
15. The Watsons Go To Birmingham, by Christopher Paul Curtis
16. Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor
Links to Grade 6 Science and Math:
6th GRADE SCIENCE Summer 2020 Assignment Instructions.docx
Grade 6 -- Updated Summer Math Practice 2020.docx