Summer is a great time to read! 2018 will be our third summer of reading and we are striving for 100% participation. Summer Reading helps to keep students’ brains active during June and July. It also gives students a platform to bond with classmates on the first day of school. Everyone in the class will have read the same book and will be able to share and discuss their opinions. The books were chosen based on reading levels, curriculum, and/or social related content. We also made sure to choose books that would be enjoyable for the students.
Below are links to the 2018 grade-level lists, accompanying assignments, and rubrics. Documents will be given out in class and also available in the main office.
Mrs. Tomlin and Dr. Dukes
PYP Summer Reading:
Each grade level in the PYP (rising K-5) will read one book over the summer and complete a small assignment, which will receive a grade. We have also included a second suggested optional title.
Kindergarten Rocks by Katie Davis (required)
Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes (suggested)
Rising 1st Grade
The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt (required)
Here I Come First Grade by Nancy Carlson (suggested)
Rising 2nd Grade
Bink and Gollie by Kate DiCamillo (required)
The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak (suggested)
Rising 3rd Grade
George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl (required)
Freckle Juice by Judy Blume (suggested)
Rising 4th Grade
Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea (required)
Frindle by Andrew Clements (suggested)
4th Grade Book Review Sheet Fourth grade should complete an additional small writing assignment on a separate sheet of paper and attach to the book review.
Rising 5th Grade
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (required)
Joey Pigza Loses Control by Jack Gantos (suggested)
MYP Summer Reading:
MYP students (rising grades 6-8) will read two (2) books this summer; one (1) required title and one (1) title from a list provided (2 total). Each student in MYP will receive the assigned book as a gift. (Thank you, Mr. Marshall, Dr. Mason, and Dr. Pullen.) Students will be required to write an informational or persuasive essay on the assigned title and complete a creative project (some suggestions are listed) on the book chosen from the list. Both books and assignments are mandatory. Upon returning to school, students will also complete an Accelerated Reader quiz for each book.
Reports and Resources:
- Informational Essay Rubric – Page 1 and Page 2
- Argumentative Essay Rubric – Page 1 and Page 2
- Graphic Organizer: Story Map 1 (Optional)
- Graphic Organizer: Story Map 3 (Optional)
- Graphic Organizer: Story Cycle (Optional)
- Graphic Organizer: Plot Summary Graphic (Optional)
- Graphic Organizer: Event Map (Optional)