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2017 Summer Reading Assignment for 6th and 7th Grade Students

Please choose THREE books from the Reading Olympic Reading List. For each book that you read you should complete the following on loose-leaf:

Incoming 6th Graders:

A. Complete STORY ELEMENTS:
1. Title
2. Author
3. Setting (include major setting changes in
beginning, middle, and end))
4. Main Character(s) – give a description
including character traits
5. Beginning
6. Middle
7. End
8. My Opinion and WHY (give specific
examples to support your opinion)

B. Write a short summary:
LIMIT: 10 to 12 sentences (like you are
writing a book cover synopsis)

* MUST include your NAME (first/last) on all story element reports.

THIS WILL BE GRADED!

DUE the FIRST DAY of School!

Incoming 7th Graders:

A. Create a PLOT DIAGRAM:

MUST INCLUDE:

1. Plot Diagram for: Title & Author
2. Exposition: introduce main character(s),
inciting incident, setting

3. Rising Action: ALL the major events
leading up to climax
4. Climax
5. Falling Action
6. Resolution
7. My Opinion and WHY (give specific
examples to support your opinion)

B. Write a short summary:
LIMIT: 10 to 12 sentences (like you are
writing a book cover synopsis)

* MUST include your NAME (first/last) on all story element reports.

THIS WILL BE GRADED!

DUE the FIRST DAY of School!


Interested in joining Reading Olympics?

See below and start READING!!!
The more you read… the better the team!!!


SUMMER READING &
2017-2018 Reading Olympic Book List
Assignment TO BE Posted. Thank you!
TitleAuthor Last NameAuthor First Name
100 year‐old Secret, TheBarrettTracy
Ajeemah and his SonBerryJames
Among the HiddenHaddixMargaret Peterson
As Brave as YouReynoldsJason
AshesAndersonLaurie Halse
AwkwardChmakovaSvetline
Bad IslandTeNapelDoug
Black Star, Bright DawnO'DellScott
Boy Who Saved Baseball, TheRitterJohn H.
Candymakers, TheMassWendy
Dateline: TroyFleischmanPaul
December StillnessHahnMary Downing
Dragon’s KeepCareyJanet Lee
Eagle StrikeHorowitzAnthony
EchoRyanPam Munoz
Ender's ShadowCardOrson Scott
Escape! The Story of the Great HoudiniFleischmanSid
Fever 1793AndersonLaurie Halse
Girl Who Drank the Moon, TheBarnhillKelly
Gregor the OverlanderCollinsSuzanne
I will Always Write BackAifirenka/GandaCaitlin/Martin
Inside Out and Back AgainLaiThanhha
Knucklehead: Tall Tales & Mostly True Stories...ScieszkaJon
Leaving ProtectionHobbsWill
LocomotionWoodsonJacqueline
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 2: Hammer of Thor RiordanRick
Midnight for Charlie BoneNimmoJenny
Notes From a Midnight DriverSonnenblickJordan
Notorious Benedict ArnoldSheinkinSteve
Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place, TheKonigsburgE.L.
Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story about Brain ScienceFleischmanJohn
Ruins of Gorlan, TheFlanaganJohn
Say Goodnight GracieDeaverJulie
So B. ItWeeksSarah
SoarBauerJoan
Splendors and GloomsSchlitzLaura Amy
Stella by StarlightDraperSharon M.
Supernaturalist, TheColferEoin
Surviving the ApplewhitesTolanStephanie S.
The Boys Who Challenged HitlerHoosePhllip
Theodore Boone: Kid LawyerGrishamJohn
Titanic: Voices from the DisasterHopkinsonDeborah
ViralsReichsKathy
WonderPalacioR.J.
Yellow StarRoyJennifer


What is
Reading Olympics?

Reading Olympics is a program designed to promote reading, teamwork, self-confidence and enjoyment of reading. There are books for all reading abilities.

All students in in grades 6, 7, and 8 are encouraged to become a Reading Olympic team member and take part in the activities. The Olympians will work in teams to collectively read from the list of 38 books between June and March.

Team members will be required to come to meetings, which are scheduled the on 2017-2018 school calendar. Teams will meet to share information on the books they have read with their teammates. After reading the book, students will create a story summary and question/answer index card for each book they have read.

Team members will need to be actively involved with Reading Olympics. If at any time the coach feels the team member is not participating, they may be removed from the team. Along with attending meetings - members must read and turn in story summary & question/answer index card for two books by December, four by February and must have read a minimum of 9 books by competition day. These are the minimum requirements set for ALL Reading Olympians.

A culminating county-wide Reading Olympics tournament will take place in the spring. Team members will compete in the tournament by answering questions based on the Reading Olympics book list.

YES, I want to join Reading Olympics!


Check if you have read and understand your responsibilities:

· ____ Read… although this seems silly to state, you must read to be on the Reading
Olympics team.

· ____ Attend meetings that are built in the SMA 2107-2018 calendar.

· ____ Turn in story summary & question/answer index card for two books by December, four
by February and must have read a minimum of 9 books by competition day. The nine
books read with in story summaries & question/answer index cards includes Summer
Reading!

· _____ I can EARN Dress Down Passes: for every three book that you read AND turn in
summary and question/answer cards for each book can earn you a dress down pass!

· ____ Keep a journal (summaries): this helps me remember information about the book that I
read in June (and other months) for the competition in April!

· _____ Remember to make question/answer cards: this helps us practice for the competition

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

I want to join Reading Olympics

Name __________________________________

Grade in 2017-2018 __________

Parent Signature _______________email: __________
*Signing this verifies you have read the Parent Information Letter and are willing to help guide your child on the Reading Olympics Team! Please provide your email address for summer updates!
Thank You!!!