sixth grade summer reading

What You Need to Know...

You will read two (2) books this summer. One is a required book and one is a free choice book.

Required Reading

The required book assigned by your Language Arts teacher is:

Students will be TESTED on this book during the first week of school!

Free Choice Reading

Each student will also read a book of their choice that

Students may NOT choose a graphic novel unless it has been included on the lists of suggested titles. See links at the bottom of this page.

All students will do one of the projects described on the 6th Grade Projects page related to their free choice book.

Free Choice Reading Suggestions

Step into a Book

This year, the middle school / high school library will be making summer loans of reading materials to reregistered students. We have a wide selection of fiction and true life stories, and students entering grades 6 through 8 are welcome to borrow their free choice summer reading books from our library.

The titles on the suggested reading lists have been approved by our Language Arts teachers for 6th grade free choice summer reading. Each book is linked to its Amazon page. Just click on an image to read a summary of the book on Amazon. In most instances, you will also be able to look inside the book and read a few pages. Once you decide on a book, stop into the school library and check out a copy. We hope this will help you select summer reading books that you will enjoy!

A word about reading levels: Our Language Arts teachers have required that your free-choice reading selection be written at your reading level. To assist you in making appropriate selections, we have placed the Lexile measure below the title of each book where it is available. The Lexile measure is a guide to the overall text complexity, and thus reading level, of a text. It takes into account such factors as the vocabulary used and sentence length.

Grade 6 falls into the 850-1050 Lexile range. The Lexile level of works of fiction is generally lower than that of nonfiction.

The Lexile measure is not a measure of age-appropriateness. All of the books on this list are appropriate for students in grades 6-8. If you would like to learn more about Lexile measures, here are three short videos:

the fine print: Summer loans are reserved for students who are registered for the fall semester, are domiciled in the U.S., and have no outstanding obligations to the middle school / high school library. All books will be due back in the library during the first week of school in September. Lost or damaged books will be the responsibility of the student.