Summer Reading Info. and Book Report Form

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Summer Reading at Mowat 2018

Every student is expected to read 2 books.

Incoming 6th grade PreAP students will read A Long Walk to Water and one from the list.

Incoming 8th grade PreAP students will read Anthem and one from the list. 

Each student is expected to respond to the questions on the attached sheet about each book. Write the answers on their own paper.                                                               

All summer reading responses must be turned into the reading or language arts teacher by Friday, August 17, 2018.

All students participating in summer reading will receive a Goodie bag. The Goodie bag will have GOLDEN tickets, a token to shop first at the GOLDEN store, treats in the bag, and a Fall Book Fair Pass.   Their names will be entered into a drawing for prizes during the first few weeks of school. They will all have their pictures taken and have them posted on our “Famous Readers” bulletin board.

Summer Reading Questions



1. Give a gift to the main character in this book.  It must be tangible, not something like love. Explain why you gave this particular gift and how the character would use it.

2.  If this book were to be made into  a movie, select 3 scenes that should be included.  For each scene, explain why you chose it and why it would be important.  

3. Select a situation where you think the character could have handled things differently.  Explain how the outcome would have changed ( based on the character handling the situation differently).  

4.  Summarize the conclusion of the story.  Was it a cliffhanger or was the conflict resolved?  Explain how you felt about the ending of your story.

Summer Reading Annotations 2018

The Lightning Queen by Laura Resau Historical Fiction

In a town known as "The Hill of Dust" where nothing exciting ever happens, the mysterious young Esma, who calls herself the Gypsy Queen of Lightning, rolls into town like a fresh burst of color. Against all odds, her caravan's Mistress of Destiny predicts that Esma and a local boy named Teo will be lifetime friends. Teo and Esma must overcome many  obstacles, even death, to fulfill their impossible destiny.

Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson     Narrative Poetry/ Autobiography

This is a beautiful book about civil rights, written in prose from the point of view of the author.  She writes about her experiences as a child during the American civil rights movement. It is a Newberry Honor Book.

A Storm Too Soon by Michael Tougias      Narrative Non-fiction

This is a narrative nonfiction about 3 men who attempted to sail across the Atlantic in May 2007 before the hurricane season began.  The three had never sailed together before and were all attempting this crossing for different reasons. They become caught in a huge storm with 80 foot waves.  The story is told from a variety of voices, both the men on the boat and the men that performed the rescue.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo     Fantasy

In a house on Egypt Street lived a girl named Abilene who adored her china rabbit, Edward Tulane. One day, however, Edward gets lost. This is Edward's story about his extraordinary journey. Along the way, we are shown a true miracle: even a heart of the most breakable kind can learn to love, to lose, and to love again.

Forest of Wonders by Linda Sue Park         Fantasy

**Sunshine State Young Reader**  Raffa Santana has always loved the mysterious Forest of Wonders. For a gifted young apothecary, every leaf has the potential to unleash a kinds of magic. If only Raffa's father would allow him to experiment freely.

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin       Realistic Fiction

In this story, Rose lives with her dad. Rose’s fascination with homonyms and prime numbers drives her dad and her classmates crazy! She’d be lost without her dog, Rain, and her uncle Weldon. Something traumatic happens one night and the events that follow take Rose on a journey that forces Rose to make a difficult decision that could change everything.

The Eighth Day by Dianne K. Salerni       Fantasy

When Jax wakes up to a world without any people in it, he assumes it's the zombie apocalypse. But when he runs into his eighteen-year-old guardian he learns that he's really in the eighth day—an extra day sandwiched between Wednesday and Thursday.  

Counting by Sevens by Holly Goldberg Sloan      Realistic Fiction

Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn't kept her from leading a quietly happy life . . . until now.

Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli Realistic Fiction

Jeffrey Lionel Magee is living a normal life until his parents are killed in a tragic trolley accident when he's three. He's sent to live with his Aunt Dot and Uncle Dan, and, despite Dot's sporty name, it's not a fun household. Uncle Dan and Aunt Dot hate each other, meaning Maniac grows up in a loveless, largely silent house. When he's 11-years-old, he's finally had enough, and takes off running. Yup, literally running. He runs for a couple hundred miles and a year, and ends up in Two Mills, Pennsylvania.

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