Grade 5 Summer Info

Fifth Grade Summer Reading

 Unity School Summer Reading Program – 2020

Students Entering Grade Five

 

Dear Students and Parents,

The following books are suggested summer reading.  Each student must read the required title: Flora & Ulysses: the Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo. Attached is a quiz that must be completed before the first day of school.  In addition,  students must read at least two other books on this list.  All reading must be completed before school begins.  Enjoy your summer reading and have a wonderful vacation!

Please note these are suggested books based on published lists for intermediate school students and have not been reviewed for content. Parents need to use their own discretion when students are choosing books.

Required – Flora and Ulysses: the Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo. Also, please read two additional books chosen from the list below or the attached sheet.

 

*A Dog Called Homeless                                                      Lean, S.                           

Aquamarine or Indigo                                                          Hoffman

Brian’s Hunt                                                                           Paulson

Bud Not Buddy                                                                       Curtis

Bull Run                                                                                   Fleischman

Everything on a Waffle                                                         Horvath

The Chronicles of Narnia, any title in series                       Lewis

Crispin                                                                                      Avi

*Doll Bones                                                                             Black

Double Fudge                                                                         Bloom

Double Identity                                                                      Haddix

The Edge of the Sword                                                          Tingle

The Enchanted Horse                                                            Nabb

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler    Konigsburg

Ginger Pye                                                                               Estes

The Good Dog                                                                         Avi

Hatchet                                                                                     Paulsen

Heartbeat                                                                                 Creech

Hero of Lesser Causes                                                           Johnston

House of the Scorpion                                                           Farmer

The Hunger Games                                                                Collins

Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher                                     Coville

Juniper                                                                                      Furlong

Kira-Kira                                                                                   Kadohata

A Long Way from Chicago                                                    Peck

Midnight for Charlie Bone or Charlie Bone and the Time Traveler      Nimmo

Midnight Magic                                                                       Avi

Missing Since Monday                                                            Martin

My Brother, My Sister, And I                                                Watkins

Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism                    Byng

Morning Girl                                                                             Dorris

*Mr. Orange                                                                              Matti

*The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg               Philbrick

Nancy Drew series, any titles                                                 Keene

Night of the Twisters                                                                Ruckman

Olive’s Ocean                                                                             Henkes

*One Crazy Summer                                                                Williams-Garcia

The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place                                          Konigsburg

Pictures of Hollis Woods                                                          Giff

The Pushcart War                                                                      Merril

Ruby Holler                                                                                Creech

Sarah Plain and Tall                                                                 MacLachlan

Shadow Boxer                                                                            Lunch, C.

A Single Shard                                                                           Park

The 6th Grade Nickname Game                                             Korman

*The One and Only Ivan                                                          Applegate

Somewhere in Darkness                                                          Myers

Sounder                                                                                       Armstrong

Striking Out                                                                                Weaver, W.

Surviving the Applewhites                                                       Tolon

Thief of Dreams                                                                          Strasser

*The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg                   Philbrick

The Thief Lord                                                                              Funke

The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle                                Avi

The View from Saturday                                                              Konigsburg

*Turtle In Paradise                                                                      Holm

Voices after Midnight                                                                 Peck

*Words With Wings                                                                    Grimes

A Wrinkle in Time                                                                       L’Engle

When Zachary Beaver Came to Town                                      Holt

*Where the Mountain Meets the Moon                                   Lin

Which Way Freedom                                                                   Hansen

 

Non-Fiction

Any of the following Titles by Seymour Simon:

Crocodiles & Alligators

Destination: Jupiter

Destination: Mars

Galaxies

Mountains

Out of Sight

*Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream                  Stone

Amelia Lost: The Life and Disapperance of Amelia Earhart         Fleming

*Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves,
Deputy U.S. Marshal                                                                               Nelson

A Black Hole is not a Hole                                                                     DeCristofano

*Bomb: the Race to Build and Steal the World’s

Most Powerful Weapon                                                         Sheinkin

*Parrots Over Puerto Rico                                                                   Roth

Trapped: How the World Rescued 33 Miners from 2,000 Feet

Below the Chilean Desert                                                          Aronson

Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom      Macy

*Award/ Honor Book

Please note these are suggested books based on published lists for intermediate school students and have not been reviewed for content. Parents need to use their own discretion when students are choosing books.   

Required – Flora and Ulysses: the Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo. Also, please read two additional books chosen from the list below or the attached sheet.

Fifth Grade Supplies

Fifth Grade Supply List. 2020-2021

 

(5) Sturdy pocket folders

(2) Solid Blue sturdy two-pocket folders (NO designs or writing, laminated type)

(1) 1-inch binder

(1) Package of dividers

(2) Composition books

(2) Glue sticks

(1) Elmer’s glue

(4) Gel highlighters

(3) Packages of #2 Ticonderoga pencils 12 ct.

(2) Packages of pencil cap erasers

(1) Package of red pens

(1) Package of Crayola crayons 24 ct.

(1) Package of Crayola colored pencils 12 ct.

(1) Scissors

(1) Package of 3×5 index cards with lines

(1) Small pencil case that will fit in desk or cubby

(1) Independent reading novel

(1) Box Kleenex (if supplies are available)

(1) Reusable water bottle labeled with student name

(2-3) PE Uniforms

(1) Drawstring gym bag with deodorant