Incoming 6th Grade Summer Reading 2020
Summer and all its fun is right around the corner. During the school year students have many opportunities to read and listen to books. Your support for those same reading experiences at home will help your child continue to grow as a reader, writer, thinker, and learner. This summer we are asking our families to continue with our community read, Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Your child has started this book with his/her teacher in our last months of remote learning. You will be able to continue listening to chapters read aloud on our BPSCommunityRead YouTube channel. Your child's teacher or principal can share this link with you.
As you plan for the summer, please consider the possible literacy experiences your child can have in these months away from the classroom. Our local village libraries will be offering their own summer reading program.
Students entering grade 6 are at different stages in terms of reading. Even though students are able to read on their own, it’s fine to read books aloud or together. Students should read a variety of texts including fiction, nonfiction, magazines and newspapers. It is important to select some reading material which challenges them to take their reading to the next level.
The most important thing to remember is we want our students reading every day if possible!
Independent Reading occurs in all stages. It is important for students to be given time to apply their reading skills through silent reading with a book at their independent level. Students should be encouraged to challenge themselves to move their reading to the next level. As you help your child select books, please consider some of the suggested authors and titles. Remember, these are only suggestions. Your child’s summer reading possibilities are endless and not restricted to what is suggested.
Roller Girl by Jamieson
Mouse Guard by Petersen
Drawing From Memory by Say
Drama by Telgemeier
What Elephants Know by Dinerstein
Lost in the Sun by Graff
Fish in a Tree by Hunt
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Holt
The Way to Bea by Yeh
Searching for Sarah Rector: The Richest Black
Girl in America by Bolden
The Great Molasses Flood by Kops
Phineas Gage by Fleischman
Life on Surtsey: Iceland's Upstart Island
Spy Camp by Gibbs
Artemis Fowl series by Colfer
Take Me to the River by Hobbs
Hideout by Korman
The Misdaventures of the Family Fletcher
The Name of This Book is Secret
by Pseudonymous Bosch
This Is Me From Now On by Dee
I Funny by Patterson
The Girl With the Glass Bird by Kerr
Masterpiece by Broach
All the Wrong Questions series by Snicket
Found by Haddix
The Sky Inside by Dunkle
Fever Crumb by Reeve
Pennyroyal Academy by Larson
The Unwanteds by McMann
Stolen Magic by Levine
The Last Ever After by Chainani
Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin
When the Sea Turned to Silver by Lin
Poems I Wrote When No One Was Looking by Katz
Outcasts United by St.John
Fast Break by Lupica
The Only Game by Lupica
Patina by Reynolds
War Horse by Morpurgo
Code Talker by Bruchac
*Ask your school or public librarian about titles in the same series or by the same author.