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Concord Middle School Library

Welcome to the CMS Library

Summer Reading 2021

Questions?
email Ms. Stockwood (estockwood@concordps.org)

All of the Big 6 books are available in the Concord Free Public Library AND on these online platforms:

Concord Free Public Library
All of the Big 6 books are available at the public library.

SORA
Access to eBooks and Audiobooks through MLS Commonwealth eBooks*
You can also access the Concord Free Public Library's Minuteman Library Network
to your SORA account so you can access both platforms at once (see tutorial below)

* There is often a wait for books on SORA - you may need to place a hold on them

hoopla (Courtesy of Concord Free Public Library)

Immediate access to some eBooks and Audiobooks. Four of The Big 6 books are available in 
in either eBook or Audiobook (or both) on Hoopla. There is no wait for Hoopla books.

  • Link to hoopla (read the following instructions first!) 
  • When you see this screen, select "Get Started Today" 
    • You will need a library card number to create an account 
    • Link to get an online library card
    • Use a personal email to obtain a library card. Your card number will be sent to you via email
      and your school account will not accept outside emails.

Questions about summer reading?

Email Ms. Stockwood:  estockwood@concordps.org

 

 

 

Summer Reading Program for Teens 2021

WHO: This years' Summer Reading Program for Teens is for 6-12th graders!

WHAT & HOW: Register for the program here:  https://concordlibrary.beanstack.org and log your reading on the Beanstack website. Win prizes and participate in activities!

WHEN: Monday, June 14th - Friday, August 6th (Sign up begins June 7)

WHERE: Many of the Summer Reading Program activities will take place virtually this year; however, everyone is welcome to visit the Library beginning May 19th. There may be some pop-up programs onsite over the summer as well. Visit our event calendar or our InstagramFacebookand Twitter pages for more information on upcoming programs!

 

Summer Reading 2020

Please email Ms. Stockwood (estockwood@concordps.org)with any questions

 CMS Overdrive and SORA

All CMS students and staff have an account ~ log in with Google      
(Download the free SORA app to your mobile device) 

All Big 6 titles available in eBook and Audiobook

 Instructions on accessing CMS Overdrive 

Minuteman Library Network
You will need a library card - you can pre-register online for a
temporary library card! Click 
here to apply online.
(You will need a valid email address, and your card will  be emailed to you)

All Big 6 titles available in eBook and audiobook
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Hoopla
Digital media service offered by your local public library that provides access
to eBooks and audiobooks (and more)

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe available in eBook

Summer Reading 2020*

 

Read one* of The Big 6 books ~ submit reflection

Read one free choice book ~ submit rate/review

 

After you read your Big 6 and free choice book(s),

Click on the links below for your grade level

 

Follow the instructions on the Google Form

 

* In partnership with the Concord Free Public Library
Be sure to log your books on CONCORD READS to earn badges!

(6 badges will earn two 'no homework passes' next year!)

*Read all of the Big 6 for a special acknowledgement in September!

email Ms. Stockwood (estockwood@concordps.org) with any questions

 

Rising Grade 6

Big 6 Reflection (Gr6)
Free Choice Rate/Review
(Gr6)

Rising Grade 7

Big 6 Reflection (Gr7)
Free Choice Rate/Review
(Gr7)

Rising Grade 8

Big 6 Reflection (Gr8)
Free Choice Rate/Review
(Gr8)


 

 

 

Big 6 Book Clubs 

Join Mrs. Stockwood via Zoom
to read any (or all!) of The Big 6 books this summer!

Click on the links below to sign up

We will email you information
(clubs will run depending on interest level) 

Look Both Ways:  June 15 - June 30

Dog Driven: July 1 - July 10

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe: July 11 - July 21

No Fixed Address: July 22 - July 31

Echo Mountain: August 1 - August 11

Last Bus to Everland (YA): August 12 - August 22

Reading Programs and Recommendations

 

CMS is partnering with Concord Free Public Library’s
Summer Learning Program

 

An 11 week program that includes

STEAM activities

Writing activities

Living History activities
(record experiences during quarantine)

and, of course,

Reading!

Sign up through the above link

Earn badges for participation


(you also need to submit your CMS summer reading work through the links on the library site)

 

Summer Reading 2019

  CMS eBooks and Audiobooks

Select Concord Middle School; log in with Google
Download the SORA app on your mobile device
(This will only work for rising 7th and 8th grade accounts)

 

Concord Free Public Library
 

 Link for CMS Activity Suggestions (Please do ONE activity for ONE book)

Link for CMS Google Doc (to submit assignment)

Questions: estockwood@concordps.org

 

          

 

In addition to reading a Big 6 and a Side Trip book, rising 7th graders
should read 
A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park.

Watch the trailer before you read.
 
 
 
As you read, keep track of 
1) the attributes that you have in common with Salva and/or Nya
2) the attributes that make you different from Salva and/or Nya
 
You should create a page or two in your journal recording the
commonalities and differences.

   

              

In addition to reading a Big 6 and a Side Trip book, 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.

Summer Reading 2018

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)

**OPTIONAL: Read all of The Big 6 ~ submit a reflection for each ~ earn a VIP ticket to a special event in September!!**
(You'll still need to make a creative piece for one of the books-see 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 public library's reading club

Big 6 Video

Concord Free Public Library

Questions? email Ms. Stockwood [estockwood@concordps.org]

 

 

 


click for info

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

 

Questions? email Ms. Stockwood [estockwood@concordps.org]

 

 

 


click for info

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

 

Questions? email Ms. Stockwood [estockwood@concordps.org]

 

 

 


click for info

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

 

Questions? email Ms. Stockwood [estockwood@concordps.org]

click for info

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

 

Questions? email Ms. Stockwood [estockwood@concordps.org]

 

 

 


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

 

Questions? email Ms. Stockwood [estockwood@concordps.org]

 

 

 


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

 

Questions? email Ms. Stockwood [estockwood@concordps.org]