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PDS MS SUMMER READING: Introduction for Parents

Dear MS Parents,

 Where did you like to read as a child?  The beach or a comfy hammock in the shade? Under the covers with a flashlight, or maybe a quiet nook in the library?  Whatever plans you have for summer, we hope it includes time set aside for your children to read!  At PDS we know that consistent reading over the summer is critical for the literacy development of our students. The following book lists provide a wide variety of titles to meet a variety of interests and levels.  Students are encouraged to read widely and for pleasure, as we hope all students will connect with titles that interest them.  If you would like recommendations of “just the right books” for your child, feel free to reach out to me at sgoeke@pds.org and I will happily recommend titles that other students have enjoyed. Here's to hoping your child discovers their favorite spot to read this summer!

Happy summer, and happy reading!        Sheila Goeke, MS Librarian

For incoming 5th and 6th grade students five books are required: Three from the reading list, two of personal choice. There is a special assignment for each book, and that assignment is described below. 

For incoming 7th and 8th grade students four books are required.  One classic from the list, two titles of different genres from the list, and one title of personal choice.  There will be responses to the reading in class when students return to school in September, but no specific assignment for summer to do besides read!

GRADES 5 & 6 Summer Reading INSTRUCTIONS

Read three books from the MS Summer Reading List, and two of your own choice. Of course you may read many more books, but you need to read at least five. They may all be from the Reading List if you wish. 

For each book, complete a 4x6 index card responding to one of the choices in the attached document. You should pick a different form of response for each book, and complete a   total of five cards with five different styles of response. On one side of the card, record the title and author of your book and your name.  On the other side, write your response.

Please bring these cards to the first day of classes in September.

 


 

Summer Reading Lists for Grade 6

SUMMER READING LISTS GRADES 5

GRADES 7 Lists and INSTRUCTIONS

The lists refer to the grade you will be in next year. 

If there is a series on the list, you may read any title in that series. 

GRADE 8 List and INSTRUCTIONS

The lists refer to the grade you will be in next year. 

If there is a series on the list, you may read any title in that series. 

Splash into Summer with these titles...

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