Unity School Summer Reading Program – 2020
Students Entering Grade Six
Sixth Grade Supplies & Summer Reading
Dear Rising Sixth Grader,
It’s time to think about summer reading! I hope you have lots of time to read books this summer. I want you to read books that you will enjoy, so I’ve included a lot of choices.
Here’s your Required Summer Reading Book and Assignment:
- Please read this book toward the end of the summer as we will begin the year with a study of it:
- Refugee by Alan Gratz
- When you have completed the book, you must take a Reading Counts Quiz online by Friday, September 4, 2020. You can access this through the Unity School webpage under Academics/Library. Please use your username (first initial last name) and your Super Password. If you have any problems, please email me. https://h100000927.education.scholastic.com/slms/studentaccess
- When school begins in August, be prepared to discuss the required book and complete a project. You do NOT have to write a paragraph about this book.
Here’s your Free Choice Summer Reading Assignment:
- Choose and read 2 (two) books from the suggested reading list attached.
- You must take a Reading Counts Quiz online on these two books by Friday, September 4, 2020.
- You must write a 6-8 sentence review for each book. Be sure to have a good topic sentence about whether you recommend the book or not, at least three details from the story to back up your opinion and a concluding sentence. These are due by Friday, September 4, 2020.
That’s it. Enjoy your reading. Read as much as you can, and I will see you in August. If you have any problems or questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a safe, fun summer,
Unity School Summer Reading Program- 2020
Students Entering Grade 6
Dear Parents and Students,
The following books are recommended for summer reading. Titles are chosen for their applicability to the curriculum, their recognition in journals, and in some cases, because of awards they have received. Students are encouraged to read as many books on the list as they choose; however, they must read one pre-chosen book for August as well as two other books of their choice from the list before the start of the school year. Students may NOT choose a book they have already read, either in class or for another book report. Enjoy reading and have a wonderful summer! If you have any questions, please email me.
Please note these are suggested books based on published lists for middle school students and have not been reviewed for content. Parents need to use their own discretion when students are choosing books.
6th Grade Summer Reading List:
*Free Choices: Please read two of the following books, complete a Reading Counts Quiz online for each, and write a one paragraph review of each due in August.
A Corner of the Universe Martin
****A Dog Called Homeless Lean, Sara
Absolutely Normal Chaos Creech
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Twain
Adventures of Ulysses Evslin,B.
After the First Death Cormier, R.
Alien Secrets Klause
Anastasia Krupnik Lowry
Anne of the Green Gables L.M Montgomery
Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret Blume, J.
Artemis Fowl Colfer
Bad Beginning or any other in the series Snicket
Back to the Divide Kay
Beastly Arms Jennings
Beggars’ Ride Nelson, T.
*****Better Nate Than Ever Federle
Black Stallion Farley
Blue Heron Avi
Boggart and the Monster Cooper
Book Thief Markus Zusak
Book Without Words Avi
Brian’s Winter Paulsen
Bridge to Terabithia Paterson
Bud Not Buddy Doornik
Call of the Wild London, J.
Chinese Cinderella Mah
Chocolate War Cormier
Crispin: The Cross of Lead Avi
The Dangerous Days of Daniel X Peterson
Daniel’s Story Matas
Double Identity Haddix
***Dead End in Norvelt Gantos
****Doll Bones Black
Ender’s Game Card, O.
Enna Burning Hale
Esperanza Rising Ryan
EverWorld; Land of Loss or Search for Senna Applegate
Face On the Milk Carton or Voice on the Radio Cooney, C.
Fallen Angels Myers, W.
Family Apart Nixon, J.
Far North Hobbs
*****Flora & Ulysses:Illuminated Adventures DiCamillo
******** Girl Who Drank the Moon Barnhill, K.
Goose Girl Hale
Hatchet Gary Paulsen
Hattie Big Sky Larson
Headless Cupid Snydey
Heat Lupica (or any novel by this author)
Heart of a Champion Deuker
Hoops Myers, W.D.
House of the Scorpion Farmer
Hunger Game series: Collins
The Hunger Games
Jacob Have I Loved Paterson, K.
Jump Ship to Freedom Collier
Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery Feinstein (or any novel by this author)
Let The Circle Be Unbroken Taylor, M.
Life As We Knew It Pfeffer
Lightning Thief Rick Riordan
Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe Lewis, C.S.
Little Women Alcott, L.
Man Who was Poe Avi
Maximum Ride Series:
School’s Out Forever Patterson
Saving the World and other extreme Sports Patterson
Miracles on Maple Hill Sorensen
My Side of the Mountain George
****Navigating Early Vanderpool
Our Only May Amelia Holm
******Piecing Me Together Watson, R.
Pig Man (or any other title by Zindel) Zindel.
Red-Tail Angels: The Story Of
The Tuskegee Airmen of WWII McKissack
River Secrets Hale
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry Taylor
****Sarafina Hartman, R.
Shadow Children Series Haddix, M.
**Ship Breaker Bacigalupi
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series Brashares, A.
So B. It Weeks
Solitary Blue, A Voight
Something for Joey Peck
Speak Laurie Halse Anderson
Stargirl Jerry Spinelli
Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes Crutcher
Sword in the Stone White
****Three Times Lucky Turnage, S
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle Avi
Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse, Meyer
Uglies (Trilogy) Westerfield, S
Up A Road Slowly Hunt, I.
Walk Two Moons Creech, S.
*******War That Saved My Life Bradley, K.
Wednesday Wars Schmidt
What Janie Found Cooney, C.
What Janie Saw Cooney, C.
*When You Reach Me Stead
Where The Red Fern Grows Rawls, W.
Witch & Wizard Patterson
Witch Of Blackbird Pond Speare, E.
Wonder R.J. Palacio
****Wonder Show Barnaby, H.
Year Without Michael Pfeffer
*2010 Newbery Award Winning Book
**2011 Award/Honor Book
***2012 Award/Honor Book
****2013 Award/Honor Book
*****2014 Award/Honor Book
******2016 Award/Honor Book
*******2017 Award/Honor Book
********2018 Award/Honor Book