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Here is our 6th Grade Summer Reading!

Summer 2020 ReadingDuring the summer you will be completing your first Reading assignment. Included in this packet is the Summer Reading Choice of books and the assignment for you as an incoming 6th grader. You should choose one title from the list to read over the summer. You will need to have your book read by the time school starts, and the assignment will be due Sept. 11th.

  • You must choose a book on this list!
  • The Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe: by C.S. Lewis
  • Bud, not Buddy: Christopher Paul Curtis
  • My Side of the Mountain: Jean Craighead George
  • In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson: by Bette Bao Lord

Helpful tips:

  • Choose your book early, to ensure that it is a good fit for you and that you have ample time to read it.
  • If you choose a book from the library, return it on time so others can also read it.
  • I have some copies of each of these books. If you need to borrow one, you can get one from the front school office. They are open Monday-Thursday, 9 am-4 pm

Remember that reading is a great, “everyday” activity. Enjoy your book and remember you can read as many books as you want this summer, but you must choose one (1) from the above list to have read by the end of the summer.

Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for supporting our summer reading assignment. Our purpose in asking your child to read over the summer is to continue to develop an appreciation and enjoyment for reading. Thinking, discussing, and writing about a book as the year begins gives us some common ground from which we can discuss and share. Over the summer your assistance with a book selection and setting up a time for your child to read will help your child get off to a successful start to the school year. Selecting the right book for this project is extremely important for your child to ensure enjoyment when reading, not frustration or boredom. Please encourage your child to select a book that is of interest to him or her and at an appropriate reading level. Feel free to have your child read parts of his or her book to you, or you may take turns reading parts to each other. Try to encourage your child to read a little bit each day. By the end of summer, I am asking that their selected book be completely read. However, they will have until Sept.11th to complete the flipbook project. This will allow them to ask me any questions they may have and gives about 3 weeks after school begins before it is due. This completed FlipBook assignment is due Friday, September 11th.

Thank you, Ms. Iser

5th/6th Grade Reading Teacher

FlipBook Project


  1. Line up 3 sheets of white paper or construction paper and stagger them at 1″ intervals in a vertical row. Click Here for a visual tutorial.
  2. Fold each sheet away from you, making sure each fold leaves 1″ of paper above it.
  3. Open the book to the center-fold and staple. You now have a flipbook.
  4. Turn the flipbook toward you. The top fold should include the title and author of the piece you read.
  5. On the second flap, write the word “Character.” Above it, describe a character from the story.
  6. On the third flap, write the word “Setting.” On this flap describe a setting from the story.
  7. The fourth flap will have the word “Conflict.” Tell about a conflict in the story, but don’t give away the ending.
  8. The fifth flap will be labeled “Plot.” Describe three important events that occur in the book.
  9. The final flap will be titled “Critique.” Give your opinion of the story, include reasons why you liked or disliked the story, using specific details. Beside the word “critique” on the flap, rate the book using stars. One star means you really didn’t like the book at all. Five stars mean you loved the book.
  10. Write your name on the back of the flipbook.

Rubric for FlipBook

_____ Title and author on the first flap; your name on the back of the flipbook(5 points)

_____ Character description includes the main character’s physical attributes, personality, behavior, thoughts and feelings, and what others think of the character; entry labeled “Characters” (15 points)

_____ Setting described using vivid vocabulary; entry labeled “Setting”(15 points)

_____ Conflict/problem described; Why is this a problem? entry labeled “Conflict/problem” (15 points)

_____ plot including important events that occur in the story in chronological order; entry labeled “Plot” (15 points)

_____ Critique uses specific details telling why you liked or disliked the story; entry labeled “Critique” with a star rating.3-5 sentences (15 points)

_____ Correct spelling, usage, punctuation, capitalization, complete sentences; neatly presented, added color (20 points)

_____ Final Grade/100