6th Grade Summer Reading
Welcome to the 6th Grade Summer Reading Site!
Rising 6th Grade students will read a total of three books for summer reading - but, of course, we invite you to continue to find books to enjoy beyond these requirements.
Book One is the Required Book for all students, Books Two and Three can be any book chosen from the 6th Grade Choice Titles list. Please record all the books that you read for the summer on the "Reading Record" and bring it with you to English class on the first day of school. Other information about summer reading assignments is available at the bottom of this page.
Summer reading provides students with the opportunity to learn about themes that will be explored in the coming year as well as to discover the types of books that they enjoy reading for pleasure. We encourage parents to read the books with their child so that students and parents can engage in conversations about their reading together over the summer. Every effort has been made to choose titles for summer reading that will both meet the academic objectives of the school curriculum as well as be appealing to students. Parents who are curious to learn more about the titles may seek reviews on sites such as Amazon.com, Goodreads.com or Common Sense Media.
Book 1: 6th Grade Required Reading
All Rising 6th Graders will read this required title as Book 1 for Summer Reading. Students will be tested on this title at the beginning of the school year.
Walk Two Moons By Sharon Creech
After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route. Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left.
Books 2 & 3: 6th Grade Choice Titles
Rising 6th Grade Students also will choose two titles from this list of "6th Grade Choice Titles" from two different categories. Students should be prepared to discuss this title with their peers at the beginning of the school year.
These titles have been selected by the SGIS library staff to reflect a wide range of interests and genres. Where a series title is listed - any books in the series would be an appropriate choice.