2016-2017 Summer Reading List for Grades 5-8

2016-2017 Summer Reading List for Grades 3-8- Updates 7-13-16
Posted on 06/20/2016
Summer Reading

Saint Ambrose School’s Summer Reading List 2016-2017 Grades 5-8

3rd Grade

The BEG by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

Charlotte's Web by E.B.White

4th Grade

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary

5th Grade

100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson

Frindle by Andrew Clements

3rd Grade

The BEG by Roald Dahl, Quentin Blake (Illustrator)

Charlotte's Web by E.B.White

4th Grade

The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary

5th Grade

100 Cupboards by N.D. Wilson

 

Frindle by Andrew Clements

 

Middle School, Grades 6-8

Must read one book from the list that you have not read before. Please contact me if you are not reading at the grade level indicated for each book and we will set up an alternative plan for your student. My email is KMichelsen@stambrosecs.org.

At the beginning of the school year, the students will take an AR test within the first 2 weeks of school which will be taken for their first 2 grades in Literature class. This will be the only time that an AR test will be taken for a grade. I HIGHLY recommend that the students take notes on the book they choose to read so they can look over their notes before taking the test at school. They will not be permitted to use their notes on the test. 

Students may read more than the mandatory book from the list will have the opportunity to garner extra rewards. In order to earn these rewards, they must pass the AR tests for the books that they have read. 

Students who read 3 books from the list, and pass the corresponding AR tests, will receive a free homework pass to be used in literature (not on assigned readings).

Students who read 4 books, and pass the corresponding AR tests, will receive the homework pass and an out of uniform pass

Students who read all of the books from the list, and pass the corresponding AR tests, receive all of the above and an out of uniform pass and a pizza party and an ice cream treat at lunch (by mid Sept)

 Island of the Blue Dolphin, by Scott O'Dell

Under a War-Torn Sky, L.M. Elliot

A Separate Peace, John Knowles

The Golden Hour, by Maiya Williams

The Hour of the Cobra, by Maiya Williams 

The Hour of the Outlaw, by Maiya Williams 

Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life, James Patterson