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Old 04-20-2010, 01:40 PM
 
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Hi! Any suggestions for a good summer reading book for incoming 5th graders?? I did Dear. Mr. Henshaw this year, but I think I'll pass on it for next. Any thoughts?
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Old 04-20-2010, 02:25 PM
 
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Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White is good.
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Old 04-20-2010, 03:02 PM
 
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We are currently creating a summer reading list. I can post it when it is available.
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Castle in the Attic
Old 04-20-2010, 03:25 PM
 
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How about The Castle in the Attic ?
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Old 04-20-2010, 04:14 PM
 
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My incoming 5th graders read Shiloh and a book of choice with a book report for each over the summer.


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good list of lists
Old 04-21-2010, 06:57 AM
 
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I got this list of other teacher favorites for summer at bookwizard.scholastic.com. Haven't gone through it yet.

http://bookwizard.scholastic.com/tbw...lpartial&N=668
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:40 AM
 
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Our book lists for student choice summer reading (7th) had several provisos.

1 - must be a book that has NOT been made into a movie
2 - must be 120 pages or more/not a graphic novel
3 - must not be a book read in our English/history/reading classes (to which we attached a list of book titles that we used - including many that we knew were used in 5th and 6th)
4 - then attached a second list created by our librarian of book suggestions - but made it clear these were NOT the only books they could read

Got a LOT of parent feedback on these requirements over the years; biggest complaint came from parents who sympathized with their child wanting to read one of the books on the list in #3. But we stood firm on that. Come on - there are 10,000 books and the only one is one they will read next year anyway? (Actually, what some kids wanted to do was turn in a report on a book they'd read in class in 5th or 6th)

On the phone we would tell parents that "Yes, that is a good book. I can see why ______ would want to read it. It just doesn't qualify for their assignment."

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Old 04-21-2010, 08:08 AM
 
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I altered a winter break form (and one I've used in other situations too) to be specific for summer reading. It requires a book about ANOTHER TIME - ANOTHER PLACE.

Another suggestion - if you have a place on report cards for comments - make a note that there is a summer reading requirement. Fewer parents will be caught blindsided two days before school starts in the fall.
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I have done Dear Mr. Henshaw-not their favorite-but classwork was interesting with the monarch butterflies. I have done The Green Dog, good for character traits intro. and I am doing Masterpiece for this summer read by Elise Broach.

Did a mystery by Hahn--The Willis Place-----not the right title---but should get you to the correct one. Students loved it plus it was a good lead into a mystery unit.
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