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 notesboth front and back sides of your paperand 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.