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MS Library: May Margaret Fine Library Home: SUMMER READING

MS SUMMER READING

MS SUMMER READING REQUIREMENTS

ALL Middle School students are required to read a total for four books in summer.  Students will respond to each of the four books they read by following the directions below:

 

1. For each of the four books you read this summer, record a response from the chart  below on a 4X6 index card. There are nine choices of responses, and you will only choose one different response for each of the four books you read. 

2. On one side of the index card write your name, grade and the title and author of the book. On the other side of the index card write your response.  Please choose a different form of response for each of the four cards. 

3. Bring the four index cards to school on the first day of classes in September. 

Please scroll down to your incoming grade level for booklists book and book choices. 

 

 

Grade 5

  

Incoming GRADE 5 SUMMER Required Reading and Book Lists

1. Choose ONE OF THE THREE BOOKS LISTED BELOW TO READ. 

2. THIS BOOK WILL COUNT AS ONE OF THE FOUR BOOKS YOU WILL READ THIS SUMMER. 

3. Select the other three books from the lists on this page. 

 

 

BOOK TRAILER FOR RUMP

BOOK TRAILER FOR INSIDE OUT AND BACK AGAIN

BOOK TRAILER FOR OUT OF MY MIND

GRADE 6

Incoming GRADE 6 SUMMER Required Reading and Book Lists

1. Choose ONE OF THE FOUR TITLES LISTED BELOW TO READ. THIS BOOK WILL COUNT AS ONE OF THE FOUR BOOKS YOU WILL READ THIS SUMMER.

2. SELECT THE OTHER THREE BOOKS  FROM THE GRADE 6 SUMMER READING LIST. 

3. DO THE NINE SQUARE ACTIVITY FOR EACH OF THE FOUR BOOKS YOU READ. 

 

Grade 6 Summer Reading List You need to login to Destiny to access this!

Destiny Discover Library Catalog

 

Parker Inheritance Book Trailer

Blackbird Fly Book Trailer

The Girl Who Drank the Moon Trailer 

Ungifted Book Trailer

 

 

 

GENRE COLOR CODES FROM LIST

Green - Realistic Fiction
Blue - Mystery, Suspense 
Orange - Multicultural, Historic  Fiction
Purple - Fantasy and Science Fiction
Red - Sports Fiction
Pink - Animal Fiction
Gray - Classic Fiction (although there are classics in other colors)

GRADE 7

INCOMING GRADE 7 Book Lists

Incoming Grade 7 will read four books in total. Select three books from the Grade 7 Summer Reading Book list, and one book of your own choice. 

FOR each of the  four summer reading books, students will fill out an index card with a response for each.  Follow the directions above for the index cards. 

 

 

 

Grade 8

INCOMING GRADE 8 Book Lists

Incoming Grade 8 will read four books in total. Select three books from the Grade 8 Summer Reading Book list, and one book of your own choice. Try to read books from different genres from the list.

FOR each of the  four summer reading books students fill out an index card. Please follow the directions on this page for the assignment. 

 

 

SORA Instructions

SORA is an APP that can be downloaded to most devices to borrow ebooks and audiobooks. It is available for current students through their PDS gmail accounts.

New Students will receive their PDS gmail accounts in September. Apps similar to Sora (Libby, Hoopla, etc)  are available through public libraries for new students, who do not yet have a PDS gmail account. 

Check out THE PDS SORA APP  AND

YOU may ALSO CONNECT to YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY COLLECTION for ebooks and audiobooks. You only need to have a public library card. 

SORA is both an online ebook and audiobook library where one can borrow materials for a three week period,  and a place where some titles may be rented for a class or a book club. 

CLICK HERE FOR A BRIEF VIDEO INTRO TO SORA:

https://fast.wistia.net/embed/iframe/x1crca6t1n?videoFoam=true

Instructions to Use SORA 

 

1.  Access PDS Sora in a web browser by visiting

       https://soraapp.com/library/pdsnj  (Works on Ipads, laptops, phones, etc)

 

2. OR  download the Sora app  for free on your non-PDS devices. (Works on Ipads, laptops, phones...)

 

3. THE PDS SET UP CODE IS: pdsnj  

OR you may choose Princeton Day School if it is visible.

 

4. Login with your pds username and password.

 

Note for LIBBY users: SORA will only allow access to YA and J titles public library titles because it is a school APP,  so for adult titles you will still need to use the Libby APP  from your public  library)

IF YOU NEED HELP ASK - Ms. Goeke's email: sgoeke@pds.org

SORA INSTRUCTIONS VIDEO

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