C&E Merdinian Armenian Evangelical School

6th Grade Summer Reading List

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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              

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

Wings of Fire (Series) From the Scholastic Book Fair List

Dark Tide, Rogue Wave, Deep Blue (3 Books) From the Scholastic Book Fair List

The Hunger Games From the Scholastic Book Fair List

The Mark of the Dragonfly From the Scholastic Book Fair List

My Friend the Enemy From the Scholastic Book Fair List

My Brother's Secret From the Scholastic Book Fair List

The Map to Everywhere 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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