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OSOT - One School, One Theme - ALL STUDENTS (scroll down for Grade Level assignments)

Building Community With Reading
One School One Theme

       1. Read one title from The Big 6 (see choices below) and click on the corresponding tab (above) for instructions
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2. Read one book for your specific grade level (scroll down for the assignment)


Slider
by
Pete Hautman

Falcon Wild
by

Terry Johnson

As Brave as You
by
Jason Reynolds

The Adoration
of Jenna Fox

by
Mary Pearson

Felix Yz
by
Lisa Bunker

Heart of a 
Samurai

by
Margi Preus

Combine your summer reading with participation in the Teen's Summer Reading Club at the

Concord Free Public Library

 

 

 


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How do you think the theme of perseverance is captured in Slider?

1. Create something that expresses the theme of perseverance in the book.
       [Have fun..be original! Some ideas: drawing; painting; sculpture; poem; song; book trailer..anything!]

     Bring your creation to school in September to share with your homeBASE group.

2. Write a brief reflection explaining your thoughts.
       Click 
HERE to submit your answer

 

 

 


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How do you think the theme of perseverance is captured in Falcon Wild?

1. Create something that expresses the theme of perseverance in the book.
       [Have fun..be original! Some ideas: drawing; painting;sculpture;poem;song;book trailer..anything!]

     Bring your creation to school in September to share with your homeBASE group.

2. Write a brief reflection explaining your thoughts.
       Click 
HERE to submit your answer

 

 

 


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How do you think the theme of perseverance is captured in As Brave As You?

1. Create something that expresses the theme of perseverance in the book.
       [Have fun..be original! Some ideas: drawing; painting; collage; sculpture; poem; song; book trailer..anything!]

     Bring your creation to school in September to share with your homeBASE group.

2. Write a brief reflection explaining your thoughts.
       Click 
HERE to submit your answer

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How do you think the theme of perseverance is captured in The Adoration of Jenna Fox?

1. Create something that expresses the theme of perseverance in the book.
       [Have fun..be original! Some ideas: drawing; painting; collage; sculpture; poem; song; book trailer..anything!]

     Bring your creation to school in September to share with your homeBASE group.

2. Write a brief reflection explaining your thoughts.
       Click 
HERE to submit your answer

 

 

 


click for info

How do you think the theme of perseverance is captured in Felix Yz?

1. Create something that expresses the theme of perseverance in the book.
       [Have fun..be original! Some ideas: drawing; painting; collage; sculpture; poem; song; book trailer..anything!]

     Bring your creation to school in September to share with your homeBASE group.

2. Write a brief reflection explaining your thoughts.
       Click 
HERE to submit your answer

 

 

 


click for info

How do you think the theme of perseverance is captured in Heart of a Samurai?

1. Create something that expresses the theme of perseverance in the book.
       [Have fun..be original! Some ideas: drawing; painting; collage; sculpture; poem; song; book trailer..anything!]

     Bring your creation to school in September to share with your homeBASE group.

2. Write a brief reflection explaining your thoughts.
       Click 
HERE to submit your answer

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Grade Level Assignments

Grade 6: Free Choice
(Big 6 Showdown*)

In addition to reading one of The Big 6 titles, incoming 6th graders should read as many free choice titles as they wish over the summer - your requirement is to select at least ONE of those books and submit an online rate/review form for it.   
 



READ BIG 6 TITLES FOR THE SEPTEMBER SHOWDOWN 

*Sixth Grade will have a Big 6 Showdown (Ninja Warriors Style) during Library Orientation in September. Every Big 6 Title you read this summer will earn you points towards the game. To bank the points, you must submit a RATE AND REVIEW (link above) for each of the Big 6 books you read. 
(one point per book)

                 

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Grade 7: Required English Reading

 

          

 

In addition to reading one of The Big 6 titles, rising 7th graders should read

A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park

 

Grade 8: Required English Reading

 

   

              

In addition to reading one of The Big 6 titles, rising 8th graders should read
The Giver
, by Lois Lowry

As you read The Giver, pay attention to the essential characteristics 
of Jonas's society. In September, you will be asked to write an essay
in which you explain how those characteristics exist in an attempt
to create a just and equal society but ultimately make the society
flawed/unjust
.  In the essay you will use textual evidence, so you
may want to plan ahead for that as you read this summer.

 

Do NOT write an essay this summer. Just keep track of details
(quotes/evidence) from the book.

 

If You Liked Your Big 6 Pick...Try These!

If You Liked...   ...Try    

Restart by Gordon Korman: Chase, a former bully, gets a chance at redemption
after a memory-impairing accident.

If You Liked...   ...Try                  Scar Island by Dan Gemeinhart: Boys at a reform school must survive on
an island after the adults are struck by lightning.


 
If You Liked...   ...Try  

Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk: Set adrift on the ocean as a
newborn, Crow embarks on a quest to discover her own history.

If You Liked...   ...Try       The Fox Inheritance and Fox Forever: Jenna, Locke and Kara continue
their journeys in books 2 and 3 of the trilogy.
If You Liked...   ...Try   Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth by Frank Cottrell Boyce: Foster kid Prez
and talking dog Sputnik come up with plan to save the world.
If You Liked...  ...Try   The Bamboo Sword (companion book): Samurai-in-training Yoshi and 
cabin boy Jack have adventures in 1853 Japan.

 

General Suggestions     
                                                                                                   

Rebound by Kwame Alexander

Stars Beneath Our Feet by David Barclay Moore

The Red Bandana by Tom Rinaldi

Insignificant Events In The Life Of A Cactus by Dusti Bowling

Free Verse by Sarah Dooley

Goat by Anne Fleming

The Miscalculations Of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty

The Night Garden by Polly Horvath

The Murderer’s Ape by Jakob Wegelius

An Eagle In The Snow by Michael Morpurgo

Threads by Ami Polonski

Ghost and Patina by Jason Reynolds

Short by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Flying Lessons and Other Stories edited by Ellen Oh

Us, In Progress: Short Stories About Young Latinos by Lulu Delacre

Salt by Helen Frost

It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel by Firoozeh Dumas

Chasing Secrets by Gennifer Choldenko

YA Suggestions:    

           

Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson
 

Last Days On Mars by Kevin Emerson
 

Four-Four-Two by Dean Hughes

 

Renegades by Marissa Meyer
 

Frogkisser by Garth Nix
 

You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins
 

Black Light Express by Phillip Reeve
 

By Your Side by Kasie West
 

Refugee by Alan Gratz

 

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

 

The Book Of Dust by Philip Pullman

 

All Fall Down by Ally Carter

 

Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant

 

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

(mature content - best for 8th grade and up)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have fun with your summer reading!

Check out LIBRARIES ROCK

at the CFPL for teens  

Concord Free Public Library

 

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