*****Sixth Grade Summer Reading*****
One required novel: Half a Chance by Cynthia Lord
Two free-choice novels: Please choose something appropriate for your reading/grade level and something you've not read before.
PLEASE NOTE: You must annotate the required novel. Remember that annotating means making explanatory notes as you read. Yes, it is helpful to underline, bracket, highlight, and use asterisks, but you must make notes in the margins or between lines. Part of your summer reading grade will be on your annotations. Please follow the methods of annotating found on the “How to Annotate” handout in your summer packet.
Suggestions for annotations: setting (time and place), plot elements (exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and denouement), character description and development, theme, and literary elements such as foreshadowing and symbolism and figurative language such as simile, metaphor, and personification.
Have all 3 books read by the first day of school and bring all 3 with you to class. You will do your written work on the novels in class. Each assignment will be worth 40 points, and those grades will be your first grades of the new school year.
ENJOY YOUR READING AND YOUR SUMMER!