4th Grade 2017 Summer Reading

Dear Parents and Students,

This year’s summer reading project is an exciting challenge! Each student is required to read a total of two books this summer from the list of titles attached. Then choose one of the books to create a poster or a story cube. Students will bring their poster or story cube to school in September.

Happy Reading!

List of Titles:

Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume

The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary

Night of the Twisters by Ivy Ruckman

Lunch Money by Andrew Clements

Picklemania by Jerry Spinelli

The Great Gilly Hopkins by Katherine Paterson

 

Poster Project

Directions:

  • Poster can be any size and any shape
  • Posters MUST include the following information
    • Name
    • Title of book/ author/ illustrator
    • Key points of the book
      • Characters
      • Setting
      • Problem
      • Solution
      • Ending
  • Use your creativity!
  • Students will present their poster to the class
    • Be prepared to discuss the book!

Rubric

______ Follow the directions (25 Points)

______ Handed in on time (10 Points)

______ Neatness (10 Points)

______ Spelling and Punctuation (15 Points)

______ Colorful and Creative (15 Points)

______ Oral explanation of poster to class (25 Points)

 

Story Cube

Directions:

  • Using a square tissue box create a story cube based on your book: A six sided cube where each side is dedicated to a specific literary element.
  • A side dedicated to....
    • Main character(s)
    • Setting
    • Plot of the story
    • Theme/ Universal lesson learned
    • Original cover idea for the book
    • Brief summary of the story
  • Cubes MUST include the following information
    • Name
    • Title of book/author/illustrator
  • Use your creativity!
  • Students will present their story cube to the class
    • Be prepared to discuss the book!

Rubric

______ Follow the directions (25 Points)

______ Handed in on time (10 Points)

______ Neatness (10 Points)

______ Spelling and Punctuation (15 Points)

______ Colorful and Creative (15 Points)

______ Oral explanation of poster to class (25 Points)

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