6th Grade Summer Reading Project
6th grade Summer Reading List
Project Details:
  • Choose a book from the list to read. After reading, you must complete the Reading Reflection Form on the book before moving on to the project. *The form is provided below.*
  • After completing the Reading Reflection Form, pick one of the projects below to do and later present to the class when school starts.
  • A copy of a rubric is attached so you can keep these elements in mind while working on the project. The project will be graded on your knowledge of the book, its story elements, and the reflection form as well as creativity and originality in presentation.

Project Ideas (please pick one):
  • Diary – Write a one week diary as if you are the main character of the book. You may pick a particular scene(s) or chapter(s) to base your diary on. In your entries you must provide a picture/illustration relating to each specific entry. Keep in mind to include your feelings about what is happening to you or what is happening around you in your written portion. Please provide an illustration or picture as a cover for your diary. *Each entry should be at least one paragraph in length. (One paragraph = 5-8 complete sentences.)
  • Comic Book – Create a comic book based on your book. Each page should be set up in a comic book format with illustrations and dialog. Your comic book should retell the main ideas of the story including all the required information. The comic book should be 8 pages minimum, including the title page.
  • Five Artifacts – Find five objects that are important to the story. Create an artifact for each of those things. The artifacts should help you retell the main idea(s) of the story. For example, in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, you could create a gold foil-wrapped candy bar, or a small stuffed Oopa Loompa. *Make sure to explain in one paragraph what each artifact means. One paragraph = 5-8 complete sentences)
  • Power Book - Create a PowerPoint presentation on your book. Pick a minimum of eight chapters that are significant to main idea(s) of your book. On each slide include an illustration for each chapter, along with a 3-5 sentence summary of that chapter. Make sure that the chapters you pick can summarize the story as best as possible. *Try not to give the ending away.

Middle School Summer Reading Project – Reading Reflection
Name_
Title of the book
Author
Summarize your book. Point out the rising action, climax, and falling action. *see below *
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Describe the setting(s). Does the setting have a huge impact on the book? Could the book take place somewhere else? Explain.

Explain at least 5 main ideas from your story.
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Who is the main character of the book?
Name:
Describe the characters appearance and personality.

Would you recommend this book? Why or why not.


*Remember the definitions for these terms:
Rising action- During the rising action, the conflict becomes more intense and suspense builds as the main characters struggle to resolve their problems.
Climax-The climax is the turning point in the plot when the outcome of the conflict becomes clear, usually resulting in a change in the characters or as solution to the conflict.
Falling action- The falling actions shows the effects of the climax. As the falling action begins, the suspense is over but the results of the decision or action that caused the climax are not yet fully worked out.

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Summer Reading Project Rubric

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Best use of Time/Best Effort
Project shows much effort and was completed on time
Project shows a good deal of effort and was completed on time
Project shows little effort and/or was not completed on time
Project shows no effort and was not completed on time
Thought and Creativity
Project shows much thought and creativity
Project shows a good deal of thought and creativity
Project shows little thought and creativity
Project shows no thought or creativity
Writing Conventions - Grammar, Capitalization, Punctuation, Spelling, Paragraphing
Punctuation is correct, spelling is accurate, and there are no major errors in grammar. Paragraphs, if used, start and stop at the correct places.
There are some errors in writing conventions - a few punctuation, spelling and grammar errors, but not enough to cause difficulty in reading and understanding the text. Paragraphs, if used, may or may not start and stop at the correct places.
Several punctuation, spelling and grammar errors that stand out in the writing. Most paragraphs, if used, do not begin or end in the correct places.
Shows very little understanding of correct punctuation; spelling and grammar errors are very common and stand out. Paragraphs, if used, do not come at the correct place
Organization
The complete work, ideas, and details are presented in a neat and organized manner so that the thoughts are easy to follow.
The complete work, ideas, and details are presented in a fairly neat and organized manner. Thoughts and direction are fairly easy to recognize.
The complete work, ideas, and details need more focus in order to be considered neat and organized. Some details seem out of place, or too much extra, unneeded information has been added.
The complete work, ideas, and details seem tossed together, and the project theme is hard to follow.
Appropriate Project/Content
The student carefully selected the project to fit well with the book. It got the message across and the connection was made well with this choice.
The student did well in selecting the project type. It fits fairly well with the book. It got the message of the book across and the connection was fairly well made.
The student struggled to get the message of the book across with this particular choice of project. The connection is extremely vague.
The student chose a project that did not get the message of the book across, and connections with the book were not made with this type of project.
Originality
The thought behind the project is extremely original and presented well.
The thought behind the project is fairly original and presented well.
The thought behind the project is not original and has been done before in previous class presentations. The project was presented satisfactorily, but more attention to this area is needed.
The project is not at all original. There was no attempt to make the project stand out, and it was not presented to the audience very well.
6th Grade Summer Reading Write-Up :