Summer Reading List
We hope everyone is having a great summer so far. In the midst of all the summer fun, the students must remember how important it is to read as often as they can. Let’s keep those brains moving. Students should read their required book(s) and at least two additional books – preferably one fiction and one non-fiction. Hopefully, our scholars will read a few more than their required books. Have a wonderful summer – and read, read, read!
Rising 1st Graders
The Chocolate Touch by Partick Skene Catling
Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
Rising 2nd Graders
Ellray Jakes Stand Tall by Sally Warner
Eight-year old EllRay Jakes wants to hone his basketball skills to earn the respect of his classmates and can’t believe his luck when Mr. Havens offers to coach the third graders during recess. “But what if not all of EllRay’s friends love it as much as he does?"
Definition: hone - refine or perfect (something) over a period of time. Ex. Over the years, Karen has taken numerous classes to hone her craft skills.
Writing Assignment: Write a short story about an activity or something that you really enjoy but your friend or friends do not enjoy it as much as you do.
Keena Ford and the Second Grade Mix Up by Melissa Thomson
Rising 3rd Graders
The Great Shelby Holmes by Elizabeth Eulberg
Space by Seymour Simon
The Great Shelby Holmes – Idendify the setting, characters, problem and solution and draw your favorite scene.
Space – Draw each planet and write 3 facts about each.
Rising 4th Graders
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
Rising 5th Graders
Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia
Rising 6th Graders
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
Rising 7th Graders
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
Rising 8th Graders
Monster by Walter Dean Myles