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Summer Reading Assignment 2017
I hope that you have wonderful summer plans ahead of you, and that within those adventures, you also plan to read a book or two. Summer reading is a wonderful way to develop and hone your reading and writing skills.
The required summer reading for fifth graders is Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett. Fifth graders must complete one of the suggested assignments for the book.
The required summer reading books for sixth graders are Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett and either Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos or The Inquisitor’s Tale by Adam Gidwitz. Sixth graders must complete one assignment for Chasing Vermeer and one assignment for either Dead End in Norvelt or The Inquisitor’s Tale .
The required summer reading books for seventh graders are Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett and The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill. Seventh graders must complete an assignment for Chasing Vermeer and an assignment for The Girl Who Drank the Moon.
The required summer reading books for eighth graders are Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett and a choice of either The Wright 3 or The Calder Game , also by Blue Balliett. Eighth graders must complete one reading assignment for Chasing Vermeer and one for either The Wright 3 or The Calder Game .
I suggest that you take your time reading these books, as these novels will be the first books that you will work with when school starts. Please annotate, looking for details about major characters and events, but also circling adjectives. You may make bullet notes at the end of each chapter as a form of summary. Be prepared to discuss your books.
Be sure to bring the assignments and the books with you on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. The work you complete for summer reading will be among your first grades of the first trimester.
If you have questions regarding the summer assignments, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Have a good summer, and I will see you in September.
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