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6th Grade and 7th Grade 2009 Summer Reading List Lovinggood Middle Schools We encourage parents to be actively involved in their child’s reading selections. Our teachers have read or researched the recommended books and believe they are appropriate for the indicated grade levels. However, reading ability, personal interest, emotional maturity, and family values are all factors that may influence your child’s book selection. Please note that each grade level offers a wide range of suggested choices to accommodate preferences. Students are required to read one fiction and one nonfiction book during the summer of 2009 and complete a brief activity for each. (See back of page). Students should choose books within their Lexile range which can be found on their CRCT results page. Basically, the higher the number, the more difficult the book. For more information on Lexile levels, go to http://www.lexile.com If Lexile levels are not available for a book, please try to find another measure of difficulty level to make sure it is appropriate. For help, e-mail cheri.thornton@cobbk12org Reading Coordinator, Lovinggood Middle School. Rising 6th Grade Rising 7th Grade Lexile Lexile Level Title & Author - Fiction Level Title & Author - Fiction 920 Taylor, Mildred Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry 930 Burnett, Francis Hodgson A Little Princess 720 Manes, Stephen Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days 1000 Paulsen, Gary A Soldier’s Heart 970 Paolini, Christopher Eldest NP Fleishman, Paul I Am Phoenix: Poems of Two Voices 750 Munoz Ryan, Pam Esperanza Rising 750 Cooney, Carolyn Both Sides of Time 700 Korman, Gordan Everest, Book Three: the Summit 560 Spinelli, Jerry Crash 950 Horvath, Polly Everything on a Waffle 1070 D’Aulaire, Ingir D’Aulaires Book of Greek Myths 660 Cooney, Caroline Face on the Milk Carton 920 Taylor, Mildred Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry 980 Rylant, Cynthia Missing May 730 Yolen, Jane The Devil’s Arithmetic 960 Wallace, Barbara Peppermints in the Parlor 770 Barron, T.A. The Merlin Effect 660 Farmer, Nancy The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm 880 Adams, Richard Watership Down 1000 Juster, Norton The Phantom Tollbooth NA Holt, Kimberly Williams When Zachary Beaver Comes to Town 670 DiCamillo, Kate The Tale of Desperaux NA Myers, Walter Dean Slam! 810 Duncan, Lois The Third Eye 730 Rinaldi, Ann A Break with Charity 570 Levine, Gail Carson The Two Princesses of Bamarre 800 Jacques, Brian Redwall 770 Creech, Sharon Walk Two Moons 780 Funke, Cornelia Inkheart 900 London, Jack White Fang 830 Creech, Sharon The Wanderer Title & Author – Non- Fiction 720 Jones, Ron The Acorn People 1230 Paulsen, Gary Guts: The True Stories behind Hatchet and the 810 Collins, Suzanne The Hunger Games Brian Books 1110 Ferris, Jeri Native American Doctor Title & Author – Non- Fiction 1050 Fritz, Jean Around the World in a Hundred Years – From Henry NA Donald, David Herbert Lincoln in the Times the Navigator to Magellan 990 Goodall, Jane The Chimpanzees I Love 1040 Jones, Charlotte Mistakes that Worked 780 Jiang, Ji Li Red Scarf Girl: Memoir of Cultural Revolution 1010 Solheim, James It’s Disgusting and We Ate It :True Food Facts 1260 Nelson, Pete Left for Dead Around the World and Throughout History 830 Wulffson, DonThe Kid Who Invented the Popsicle 1090 Armstrong, Jennifer Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World 1010 Krull, Kathleen Leonardo DaVinci Or Choose From The Following List of Authors Or Choose From The Following List of Authors Joan Bauer Anthony Horowitz Blue Balliett Ben Mikaelsen Eve Bunting Margaret Peterson Haddix Agatha Christie Uri Orlev Christopher Paul Curtis Gary Paulsen Sharon Creech Christopher Paolini Chris Crutcher Jerry Spinelli Irene Hunt Mark Twain Jean Craighead George Theodore Taylor Gordon Korman Jules Verne Lovinggood Middle School 6th Grade and 7th Grade 2009 Summer Reading Activity Descriptions Postcard: Use a 5X7 inch index card or one half sheet of plain paper to complete this activity. Neatly illustrate one important aspect of the book you read on one full side of the note card. Then neatly write (not type) the following information on the back of your illustration: In complete sentences, answer From Your Full Name each of these important Date Completed questions: 1. Who or what is the book about? 2. Why is the information in the book important to know? To: 3. How could the information in the Name of Author book be useful to us today? Title of Book 4. What was your opinion of the Publisher quality of this book and what gave you this opinion? Grading Drawing - 20 points Neat and attractive drawing, obviously related to the topic and including specific details. Questions – 60 points Detailed answers to each question written neatly in sentence form. Sample grading for questions: 15 points - This book gives information on how to start fires, ways to signal help, what natural foods to eat, and many other ideas that would help a person survive in the wilderness. 12 points - This book gives many helpful ways that people survive in dangerous places. 9 points - This book is about surviving in the wilderness. Information - 20 points Correct student information in return address area, book information in address area. Quote Journal: Divide one piece of unlined paper into a table using the first four column headings of the sample below. You will need six rows so you can include 5 important quotes from the book. You may choose quotes that indicate important events in the story, quotes which show the character’s true feelings, or quotes that you feel are examples of excellent writing. Use your neatest writing, not typing. Grading -20 points possible for each quote - total of 100 Quote Page Number, Reason for selecting this How this quote Sample Grading: Paragraph quote contributes to the story. Number “The snake quietly hissed as I selected this quote This quote contributes to Good detail, excellent it slowly wrapped itself Page 10, because it shows the two the story because it makes reasoning and the around John’s leg while he paragraph 4 main conflicts John has, the reader actually hear response obviously stood silent, weighing his which are his survival in and feel John’s fear. The shows an fear of being discovered by the war and his survival in description is really good, understanding of the the brutal soldiers with his the wilderness while he is and when I read it, I felt book. fear of the slithering snake.” lost there. like I was there with him. 20 points “ John walked into the room Page 10, I selected this because it This shows that John likes Little importance and smiled at Casey.” paragraph was about the main Casey. given to quote, character. Responses show lack of thought and no proof you truly read and understood the book. 5 points.
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