Required Summer Reading
2014 Summer Reading Assignments are in! Stock up with these great titles for the summer months ahead.
Required Reading Selections:
The required reading book for grades 4 is Shiloh, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
The required reading book for grade 5 is The Mighty Miss Malone, by Christopher Paul Curtis.
The students in both grades are to read three other books of their choice.
For students entering the 5th grade, please submit a book analysis card for the three books of your choice. Students should include the title, author, and setting. The majority of the card will be an original cover illustration for the book. Students should not use the cover on the book for ideas, rather they should think of a scene they liked from the story to use instead. The book cards should be mailed to Mr. Borden at MHS. Mr. Borden will check his mailbox periodically.
Students in grades 6-9 should read the three required titles in addition to two free choices. A report should be completed for each of the five books read. Please bring to school on first day.
The Witch of Blackbird Pond, by Elizabeth George Speare
Navigating Early by Claire Vanderpool
The Thieves of Ostia, by Caroline Lawrence OR
Mara, Daughter of the Nile, by Eloise Jarvis Mcgraw
Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
The Book of the Lion, by Michael Cadnum
The Pearl, by John Steinbeck
The Bean Trees, by Barbara Kingsolver
I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
American Heroes: Profiles of Men and Women Who Shaped Early America, by Edmund Morgan