Sixth Grade 2017 Summer Reading

Dear Sixth Graders and Parents,

The summer slide, it sounds fun, but it can make the transition from fifth to sixth grade very difficult.  GBDS students can start strong in the fall if their reading habits don't slide during the summer months.  The more students read, the stronger their skills become in all subject areas.  Incoming sixth grade students will be required to read Number the Stars by Lois Lowry.

After reading the novel, you must COMPLETE TWO out of the six activities listed below and included and detailed in this packet.

  1. A character sketch of Annemarie
  2. Persuasive essay about Peter
  3. Character analysis
  4. Book jacket
  5. Journalentries
  6. Denmark research project

You may type or hand-write your responses but, please do so neatly.  Spelling, punctuation, and neatness do count so make sure you proofread before you hand it in.

This assignment should be brought to school with you on the first day and will count as your very first grade entered into my grade book!

I hope you all have a wonderful summer and I am looking forward to an exciting year!

Happy reading,

Mrs. Goff

CLICK HERE to download the packet

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