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..SUMMER READING [2012]...
Rising 6th Graders
Sixth Grade Summer Reading 2012

Required Novels:
Holes by Louis Sachar
The Transall Saga by Gary Paulsen
Non-fiction book (min. 100 pages)

Activity
Once you have read all three novels, your assignment is to create a newspaper. Your newspaper needs to represent your best effort and preferably be typed. Your paper must include the following:
• A feature story on Mark’s adventures from The Transall Saga. Describe the major events of the book, different parts of the setting, and include quotes from him and other characters that show how he is a dynamic character (one that changes from the beginning of the novel to the end). Remember the questions a good newspaper article answers: Who? What? When? Where? How?
• Write an editorial about Camp Green Lake. Be sure to take a stand on whether it is right to use a place like the camp to send kids for punishment. What are the benefits? What are the negatives? Consider writing the article from a character’s perspective.
• Write a critical book review of the non-fiction book you selected. Do not simply summarize the book. State whether you liked the book or not and give reasons that support your opinion.
• Create three advertisements based on the books you read. The advertisements should be about items from the stories. An example would be an ad about “sploosh” from Holes.
• Choose one book and create a comic strip based on the book. It should be at least 5 boxes in length and contain some of the characters from the book in a sequence of events that is fictional.


Newspapers are due Friday, August 10..
Rising 7th Graders

Sixth Grade Summer Reading 2012


1.  All students will read Hoot by Carl Hiaasen for reading language arts class.

*Students will read this book over the summer and take an objective comprehension test during the first full week of school. The test is closed book, and no notes will be allowed.

*Students will submit a Hoot book cover art.  This art is to be completed over the summer.

Directions for the book cover art:

You will design a new book cover for Hoot.  You may use any technique:  water color, crayon, pen and ink, colored pencils, cartoon, etc.  You must use a bunch of COLOR. Your work must be hand-generated; you may not use a computer to find art and simply type the title and author and push print to produce your cover art.  Use a standard piece of 8 ½” x 11” typing paper.  You must include the title and author on your cover art.  Please neatly write your name, date, and class period on the back of your art.

You will be graded against the following criteria:

·       Your ability to follow the above directions.  Any wording is correctly spelled, properly used, and legible.

·       Creativity and major use of color

The art appropriately reflects the content of Hoot.

·       Neatness---- If you drew it first in pencil before applying color, make sure your pencil marks are clearly erased.  Your art is not wrinkled and free of stains.  Your coloring is within the boundaries of your art and is super neat.  Your title and author are printed neatly or written on your cover (no typewritten).

·       Effort--- It is obvious you have invested time and energy in your cover art. 

2. Students will also read When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt for their reading language arts class.  You will take a multiple choice comprehension test during the first week of school over this book.  It is not open book; however, you are required to take one page of handwritten notes—both front and back sides of your paper—and you will be required to use these when you take the test.  These notes will be collected with your test.

3. Geography class required reading is Iqbal by Francesco D’Adama, and a closed book multiple choice test will be given during the first two weeks of school.

Summer reading books are not taught in class.  These books are read over the summer and prior to your return in August. 






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Meigs Magnet Middle School...


 May 13-14, 2005 Lock-In Schedule!

3:00 PM       Set-up (social time, Renaissance presentations, make-up work)
4:00 PM       Activity #1: “Dropping Down” (Egg Drop #2)
5:00 PM       Jeopardy/Magic Swords/Flight Principles
6:00 PM       Dinner (Pizza)
7:00 PM       Activity #2:  “Measurement Olympics”
8:00 PM       Activity #3: "Rocket Construction"
9:00 PM       Basketball Challenge/Hide and Seek
10:00 PM     Snack (Nachos)
11:00 PM     Fear Factor 2:  Meigs Style
12:00 PM     Movie: "Napoleon Dynamite"
2:00AM        Late Night Snack (Build your own sundae)
2:30 AM       Boys (Rm. 213);  Girls (Rm. 129)
4:00 AM       Lights Out
7:00 AM       Continental breakfast
8:00 AM       Activity #4: “The Tablecloth Challenge”
9:00 AM       Team Building/Wrap up rockets, renaissance, and work!
10:00 AM     Depart
 

PRINT A REVISED SCHEDULE [HERE]


LINKS:

[HERE] Egg Drop Group Task Sheet

[HERE] Egg Drop Websites











Last Year's [May 2004] Agenda:

[03:00] Together Time! {classroom/hall}

[03:30] Activity #1- THe GReAT eGG DROP! See details HERE! {parking lot}

[05:00] Dinner #1 Hamburgers, etc.. {alley by Mr. P's room}

[06:00] Activity #2- The Orbiting Rocket Challenge! See details HERE! {outside OR gym w/bleachers}

[07:30] Magic Swords {Gym w/bleachers}

[08:00] Activity #3- Measurement Olympics! See details HERE! {Gym w/bleachers}

[09:30] Jeopardy (Schimenti vs. Parsons) {Ms. Reed's room}

[10:00] Dinner #2 Pizza, etc... {cafeteria}

[11:00] Animal Show (Mrs. Schimenti's room)

[11:30] Ballgame (Schimenti vs. Parsons) {Gym w/ bleachers}

[12:30] Activity #4- The Table Cloth Challenge! See it HERE! {Gym w/bleachers}

[01:00] Fear Factor! MMS Style! {Gym w/bleachers}

[01:30] Late Night Sundae Snack {cafeteria}

[02:00] Movie (in correct areas) {computer lab- boys; library- girls}

[04:00] LIGHTS ARE OFF

[08:00] Rise and Shine!

[09:00] Continental Breakfast {cafeteria}

[10:00] Depart...






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