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Summer Reading

Grade Level: incoming fifth graders
Book Title: Hatchet by Greg Paulsen (ISBN-10: 1416936475, ISBN-13: 978-1416936473)
Guidelines for Reading: Students are required to annotate given the guidelines on this bookmarkA bookmark and instructions for this process were provided during the school year.

Grade Level: incoming sixth graders
Book Title: Wonder by R.J. Polacio (ISBN number: 978-0-375-86902-0)
Guidelines for Reading: Students are required to annotate given the guidelines on this bookmark. A bookmark and instructions for this process were provided during the school year.

Grade Level: incoming seventh graders
Book Title: The Giver by Lois Lowry, Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith
Guidelines for Reading: Students should follow the specific, detailed directions from Mrs. Vetter. General annotation guidelines on this bookmark should also be followed.

The Wreck This Journal activity will help students prepare for journaling assignments by stimulating and developing creativity. This should be a fun exercise that encourages students to think outside the box. View an example journal.

Grade Level: incoming eighth graders
Book Title: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Animal Farm George Orwell
Guidelines for Reading: Students should follow these guidelines, paying close attention to the guiding questions and identifying supporting evidence in the text.

Grade Level: incoming ninth - twelfth graders
Book Title: Hiroshima by John Hersey (ISBN: 978-1684116881)
Guidelines for Reading: All incoming 9-12 students are being asked to read the same book. This is an intentional step to bring all Upper School students' attention to a global topic of importance and for all students to engage around the central theme of fragility. Students will have the opportunity to work with this theme in their English and history classes.

Students should follow these guidelines, paying close attention to the guiding questions and identifying supporting evidence in the text.