6th Grade Summer Reading List
You will read two books this summer. Everyone will read Hoot by Carl Hiaasen. You will also choose one more book written by any of the authors listed below. You will then complete one assignment for each book. The assignments will be due the first Friday you are back at school in August. See attached page for list of possible projects and the grading rubric.
Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
Roy Eberhardt is the new kid--again. This time around it's Trace Middle School in humid Coconut Grove, Florida. But it's still the same old routine: table by himself at lunch, no real friends, and thick-headed bullies like Dana Matherson pushing him around. But if it wasn't for Dana Matherson mashing his face against the school bus window that one day...
- Ally Condie
- Margaret Peterson Haddix
- Shannon Hale
- Karen Harrington
- Carl Hiaasen
- Anthony Horowitz
- Mike Lupica
- James Patterson
- Richard Peck
- Rick Riordan
- Michael Scott
- Cornelia Funke
- Lois Lowry
- Veronica Roth
- James Dashner
- Tui T. Sutherland
- Kiera Cass
You must choose two items from this page to complete this summer. You will pick one item per book that you read. All items will be due the first Friday you are back at school in August. A general rubric is attached so that you may see what you will be graded on. If you have any questions regarding these assignments you (or your parents) may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time throughout the summer. Blessings on your reading!
1. Build a miniature stage setting of a scene in the book. Include a written explanation (10 sentence minimum) of the scene.
2. Write a diary that one of the story's main characters might have kept before, during, or after the book's events. Remember that the character's thoughts and feelings are very important in a diary.
- Each entry must be at least eight sentences long.
- You must include five diary entries.
- This must be done in the correct letter format.
- This must include a list of interesting characters you may run into.
- It will also include a list of landmarks to visit and the importance of each.
- Summarize the plot in one article.
- Cover the weather in another.
- Do a feature story on one of the more interesting characters in a third article.
- Also, include an editorial and a collection of ads that would be pertinent to the story.
- On the back of the collage/poster write a sentence or two describing the relevance each item had to the book.
- This must include at least fifteen separate events. Each event must be labeled with a page number from the book.
- You must also include five pictures. They can be print outs from the computer or hand drawn.
- Tell me about the characters.
- Tell how they interacted with others in the book.
- Also tell about how they grew throughout the book.
2. Any and all work associated with your projects_______