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Summer Reading for Students Entering Grade 6

ALL GRADE READ for students entering grade 6: First in the Field: Baseball Hero Jackie Robinson (text excerpt (Scholastic)) by Derek T. Dingle.

This short selection is expected reading for all students. The necessary text is included in this Summer Reading Packet along with guidelines for the connected writing activity.

CHOICE Book Reading for students entering grade 6:  All students are expected to select one book from the list below, or any title of their own choice. Guidelines for the connected writing activity are included in Summer Reading Packets. Students are strongly encouraged to complete more than one choice book during the summer.

Suggested CHOICE book reading for students entering grade 6:


Eleventh Plague  by Jeff Hirsch   (Also available: eBook and eAudiobook)

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg  by Rodman Filbrick   (Also available: eAudiobook)

Al Capone Shines My Shoes  by Gennifer Choldenko   (Also available: eBook and eAudiobook)

The Unfinished Angel  by Sharon Creech   (Also available: eAudiobook)

Heart of a Shepherd  by Rosanne Parry

Neil Armstrong is My Uncle and other Lies Muscle Man McGinty told Me  by Nan Marino

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead   (Also available: eBook and eAudiobook)

Non Fiction

The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights  by Steve Sheinkin   (Also available: eAudiobook)

Lincoln’s Grave Robbers  by Steve Sheinkin   (Also available: eAudiobook)

Two Miserable Presidents  by Steve Sheinkin

The Notorious Benedict Arnold  by Steve Sheikin  (Also available: eAudiobook)

Girls Who Rocked the World  by Michelle Roehm McCann

Boys Who Rocked the World by Michelle Roehm McCann

The Elephant Scientist by Caitlin O’Connell