5th Grade Summer Reading List

The following is the summer reading list from which you are required to read two books of your choice.  Use the format provided for your book reports for each of the two books.  The book reports must be submitted by September 9.
 
Title/ Author/ From the Scholastic Book Fair List
 
My Louisiana Sky by Kimberly Willis Holt
 
Anne of Green Tables
by L.M. Montgomery
 
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
 
The Invisible Man by H.G. Wells
 
The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
 
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
 
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
 
Johnny Tremain by Esther Forbes
 
The Sign of the Beaver
by Elizabeth George Speare
 
The In-Between Days by Eve Bunting
 
The Secret Garden
by Frances Hodgson Burnett
 
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
 
The Secret of the Indian by Lynne Reid Banks
 
Tom Sawyer
by Mark Twain
 
Anne of Green Gables by Montgomery

Astro Kids by Robert Elmer

Christian Heroes: Then and Now by Geoff Benge and Janet Benge

Camp Club Girls by Shari Barr

The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden

I Survived From the Scholastic Book Fair List

Allie, First at Last From the Scholastic Book Fair List

How to Speak Dolphin From the Scholastic Book Fair List

Ellie's Story From the Scholastic Book Fair List

The Copper Gauntlet From the Scholastic Book Fair List

Foxcraft From the Scholastic Book Fair List





Book Report
 
Name: _______________________
 
Title: ___________________________________________________________________
 
Author: _________________________________________
 
1. Main Character
Who is the main character? ______________________________________________
(Tell the name and whether a young girl, doctor, detective, and animal, etc.)
 
Describe the character.  Use at least two adjectives to explain what he or she is like (i.e. funny, smart, brave). Give details from the book to support your answer.
 
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2. Setting
Where does your story mostly take place? (i.e. a city, a forest, a beach)
 
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When does your story take place? (i.e. past, present, future, 1950’s)
 
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3. Summary
Writea brief summary about your book.  Include only the most important events.  Think about what happened in the beginning, the middle, and the end of your book to help you.  (You may attach another paper if you need more room).
 
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4. Picture
Draw and color a picture of your favorite part of the book on a separate sheet of paper.    Write a sentence underneath, explaining what is happening in the picture.