The Rectory School

An Independent, Coed, Junior Boarding (5-9) and Day School (Early Childhood-9)

Summer Reading 2017

Middle School (5-9)

SUMMER READING FOR STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE 5:

You must read three books: two are required plus one of your choice.

1. Read The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. There will be a discussion and class assessment on the book when you return in September. No written review is required over the summer.

2. Read Sing Down the Moon by Scott O’Dell. Fill out the historical fiction review form and either Dropbox it (available if you have a Schoology account), email it to mtiebout@rectoryschool.org or bring it with you to school in September.

3. Select and read one other book of your choice. This may be fiction or nonfiction. Fill out the appropriate attached book review form OR make a creative review. This may be anything that you create to demonstrate that you have read the book. Some examples are an iMovie, a Prezi, an Animoto video, a PowerPoint, a poster etc. Either Dropbox it (available if you have a Schoology account), email it to mtiebout@rectoryschool.org or bring it with you to school in September. This review will be graded and included in your fall midterm grade.

** Reviews are due no later than September 15, 2017.

SUMMER READING FOR STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE 6:

You must read three books: two are required plus one of your choice.

1. Read The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. There will be a discussion and class assessment on the book when you return in September. No written review is required over the summer.

2. Read Compass South by Hope Larson. Fill out the historical fiction review form and either Dropbox it (available if you have a Schoology account), email it to mtiebout@rectoryschool.org or bring it with you to school in September.

3. Select and read one other book of your choice. This may be fiction or nonfiction. Fill out the appropriate attached book review form OR make a creative review. This may be anything that you create to demonstrate that you have read the book. Some examples are an iMovie, a Prezi, an Animoto video, a PowerPoint, a poster etc. Either Dropbox it (available if you have a Schoology account), email it to mtiebout@rectoryschool.org or bring it with you to school in September. This review will be graded and included in your fall midterm grade.

** Reviews are due no later than September 15, 2017.

SUMMER READING FOR STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE 7:

You must read three books: two are required plus one of your choice.

1. Read The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. There will be a discussion and class assessment on the book when you return in September. No written review is required over the summer.

2. Read Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi. Fill out the historical fiction review form and either Dropbox it (available if you have a Schoology account), email it to mtiebout@rectoryschool.org or bring it with you to school in September.

3. Select and read one other book of your choice. This may be fiction or nonfiction. Fill out the appropriate attached book review form OR make a creative review. This may be anything that you create to demonstrate that you have read the book. Some examples are an iMovie, a Prezi, an Animoto video, a PowerPoint, a poster etc. Either Dropbox it (available if you have a Schoology account), email it to mtiebout@rectoryschool.org or bring it with you to school in September. This review will be graded and included in your fall midterm grade.

** Reviews are due no later than September 15, 2017.

SUMMER READING FOR STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE 8:

You must read three books: two are required plus one of your choice.

1. Read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. There will be a discussion and class assessment on the book when you return in September. No written review is required.

2. Read With Every Drop of Blood by James Collier. Fill out the historical fiction review form and either Dropbox it (available if you have a Schoology account), email it to mtiebout@rectoryschool.org or bring it with you to school in September.

3. Select and read one other book of your choice. This may be fiction or nonfiction. Fill out the appropriate attached book review form OR make a creative review. This may be anything that you create to demonstrate that you have read the book. Some examples are an iMovie, a Prezi, an Animoto video, a PowerPoint, a poster etc. Either Dropbox it (available if you have a Schoology account), email it to mtiebout@rectoryschool.org or bring it with you to school in September. This review will be graded and included in your fall midterm grade.

** Reviews are due no later than September 15, 2017.

SUMMER READING FOR STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE 9:

You must read three books: two are required plus one of your choice.

1. Read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. There will be a discussion and class assessment on the book when you return in September. No written review is required.

2. Read The Golden Bull: A Mesopotamian Adventure by Marjorie Cowley. Fill out the historical fiction review form and either Dropbox it (available if you have a Schoology account), email it to mtiebout@rectoryschool.org or bring it with you to school in September.

3. Select and read one other book of your choice. This may be fiction or nonfiction. Fill out the appropriate attached book review form OR make a creative review. This may be anything that you create to demonstrate that you have read the book. Some examples are an iMovie, a Prezi, an Animoto video, a PowerPoint, a poster etc. Either Dropbox it (available if you have a Schoology account), email it to mtiebout@rectoryschool.org or bring it with you to school in September. This review will be graded and included in your fall midterm grade.

** Reviews are due no later than September 15, 2017.

MS Book Review Forms & Suggested Reading Sources

Middle School students may submit a creative book review or choose one of the forms listed below. Examples of creative reviews include, but are not limited to, posters, PowerPoint presentations, iMovies, Prezi, Animoto video, and dioramas.


SUGGESTED SUMMER READING:

Grades 5-6
Grades 7-8
Grades 9-12

Elementary School (K-4)

Summer is here, and we encourage our elementary children to continue exploring and investigating the world around them. What better way to learn something new than to sit down in a cozy spot with a great book! During the summer of 2017, children are expected to read at least two books: the required book(s) for their grade and a book of their choice.

SUMMER READING FOR STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE K-1:

  1. Read any two picture books by the author Peter Brown. These books will help children prepare for our September conversations as we introduce our first Author Study with Peter Brown. No written review required!
  2. Select and read one other book of your choice, which may either be fiction or non-fiction. Fill out the Reader's Response Form (found in the tab below) and bring it with you to school in September. Readers’ Response forms are due no later than September 13, 2017.
SUMMER READING FOR STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE 2-3:
  1. Read (or have someone read aloud to you) Nim’s Island by Wendy Orr. This adventure book will lead us into our fall science study of habitats. No written review required!
  2. Select and read one other book of your choice, which may either be fiction or non-fiction. Fill out the Reader's Response Form (found in the tab below) and bring it with you to school in September. Response forms are due no later than September 13, 2017.
SUMMER READING FOR STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE 4:
  1. Read The Wild Robot by Peter Brown. Fill out the Readers’ Response Form (found in the tab below) and bring it with you to school in September. Response forms are due no later than September 13, 2017.
  2. Students can choose ONE of the following: The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary OR The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White. Fill out the attached Reader's Response Form (found in the tab below) and bring it with you to school in September. Reader's Response forms are due no later than September 13, 2017.

In addition, the elementary teachers have created a "FIREFLY Summer Reading Log" for our elementary children. For fun, we ask them to use the log as they read both picture books and chapter books during the summer months. The intent is for our children to always have a book nearby that they are engaged with and interested in. Books that are read independently may be logged in, as well as those that are read aloud with family members. The children may print out as many copies of the log as needed, and bring them back to school with them during the first week of school.

We have recommended some reading lists and resources that are developmentally appropriate for elementary children. We hope that you spend some time browsing through the links below with your child and find books that are suited to your child's interests and reading levels!

Happy Reading!

ES Book Review Forms & Resources

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