Dear Parents,

 

     Another school year has come to an end!  I’m sure that as parents of rising sixth graders, it must seem amazing that your child is already preparing to enter Middle School.  I hope that you and your child are anticipating the upcoming year as much as I am!  In preparation for the upcoming year, I am sending home information regarding this year’s summer reading assignment.  The 6th grade curriculum at BCS is highly literature based and summer reading will prepare your student for the work that we will be doing in class next year.  Your student will be reading two books over the summer and completing a project, which is due during the first week of school.  This project will be graded and counts as the first test grade of the new school year.  I hope you have a wonderful summer and I look forward to working with you in the upcoming year!

 

Sincerely,

 

Mrs. Noel

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Complete the following assignments by Friday, August 24th, 2018.  No late assignments will be accepted for credit.

 

·           Reading assignment 1:  Choose one book from the list and complete the assignment following the example of Three Times Lucky below:

Three Times Lucky:  by Sheila Turnage

Example:  eerie (pg. 77): Causing fear or uneasiness because of strangeness or gloominess.

New Senctence: The light cast an eerie shadow in the hallway.

 

Book choices for assignment 1:

Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage

A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick

 

·           Reading assignment 2: Read Maniac Magee and complete the assignment as follows.

Maniac Magee:  by Jerry Spinelli

Example:

Character:   Mr. Beale

Adjective:  Kind

Example:  Mr. Beale takes Maniac back to his house when he realizes the boy has no home.

 

·   *        Please see the attached list for additional reading suggestions.

 

ADDITIONAL SUMMER READING SUGGESTIONS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

One for the Murphys by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

Canterwood Crest – Take the Reins by Jessica Burkhart

Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine

Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare

This Song will Save your Life

Making the Cut (Chloe by Design) by Margaret Gurevich

Backlash by Sarah Darer Littman

Doll Bones by Holly Black

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Fast Break by Mike Lupica

The Thing about Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

Legend by Marie Lu

I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Masterminds by Gordon Korman

Michael Vey – Prisoner of Cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans

Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Lies I Told by Michelle Zink

The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Minrs by Kevin Sylvester

Booked by Kwame Alexander

The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings Part One) by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Paladin Prophecy by Mark Frost

The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger’s Apprentice) by John Flanagan

Victor Cruz – Out of the Blue by Victor Crus

Wilder Boys by Brandon Wallace

Dragon by Christopher Paolini

Once was a Time Leila Sales

Read Between the Lines Jo Knowles

Until Friday Night  by Abbi Glines

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Finisher by David Baldacci

House Arrest by K.A. Holt

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Brushko by Bruce Olsen