6th 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 8.

 Title/Author/ From the Scholastic Book Fair List              

  • Johnny Tremain by Etsher Forbes
  • The Indian in the Cupboard by Reid Banks
  • The Black Pearl by Scott O’Dell
  • The Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
  • The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
  • A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
  • The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
  • Missing May by Cynthia Rylant
  • Sing Down the Moon by Scott O’Dell
  • The Horse and the Boy by C.S. Lewis
  • The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis
  • Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe
  • On the Far Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
  • Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata
  • Dragonwings by Lawrence Yep
  • Kingdom Series by Chuck Black
  • Sugar Creek Gang Series by Paul Hutchens
  • Encyclopedia Brown by Donald J. Sobol
  • Maze Runner From the Scholastic Book Fair List
  • Harry Potter (Series) From the Scholastic Book Fair List
  • Divergent From the Scholastic Book Fair List
  • Omega City From the Scholastic Book Fair List
  • Traveler From the Scholastic Book Fair List
  • Fantastic Beasts From the Scholastic Book Fair List

Read the novel you have selected.  As you read, write your answers to these questions.  Finish your answers on another sheet of paper if you need more room.

1. The setting of a novel is the place where the action takes place as well as the historical period in which it occurs.  What is the setting of your novel?

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2. The characters in a novel are the people who carry the story forward.  Who are the main characters in your novel?

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3. The plot of a novel is the series of events that make up the story.  A plot has a beginning, middle, a climax or high point of interest, and an end.  What is the plot of your novel?

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4. The narrator is the person through whose eyes the action of the novel is seen.  Many novels are told from the point of view of a single narrator.  Sometimes, the narrator knows the thoughts of some or all of the characters.  Who is the narrator of your novel and what point of view does he or she have.

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5. The theme is the central idea of a work.  It is the main statement that the author is trying to covey.  What is the theme of the novel you read?

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