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Summer Assignments - 5th Grade

4th into 5th


Hello Everyone!


Can you believe how this year has flown by?  You’ve worked hard all year long!  Now, to keep your reading skills in tip-top shape over the summer, we would like you to complete the following assignment:


  1.  With the help of your parents, choose one book to read and report about from the list provided.  Have an adventure this summer!  Read something exciting to you!


Some tips to help pick a good book to read:


*The book cover and title are the first things we often notice.  Don’t pick the book just based on those alone.


*Read the back cover (or the inside flap) of the book.  This is like a movie trailer.  It will give you a little bit of 

              Information about the story and its characters.  If this sounds interesting, this book may be for you.                                    


*Read one random page of the book.  Keep track of any words you are having trouble reading or do not  

               understand.  (Don’t count names.)  If you find less than 5 of those words on a page, this book may be 

               a good level for you.


*Go to .   Make sure your book appears on this site.  Check the book level.  Your STAR test report 

              will give you a range of levels from which to choose.  For example, your test report may say something like  

 ZPD 4.2 - 5.9.  You want to pick something around the middle of that range.


*Ask for help if you still need some guidance.


  1. Fill out the short report that is included about the book you read.  Spelling, capitalization, and punctuation must be correct.


  1. Take the AR test on your book during the first week of next school year.

          ** These three items together will make up the first reading grade of the first marking period of 

            fifth/sixth grade reading.             


  1. Read, read, and read some more!  Read more books, Bible stories, magazines, the newspaper.  Put the close captioning on your Netflix or Disney movie, and read the words as they are said, to see how accurate they are.  If you don’t read, you will lose a lot of what you have worked for the last nine months.  Besides, we’ll be waiting to hear about the great things you have read and learned about in September!  We’ll share some of what we have read as well!

If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to contact us.


Thanks so much!  Have fun, be safe, and enjoy your reading!


Mrs. Kim Hill            ([email protected])

Mrs. Kelly Howdyshell ([email protected])