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  • Pine Point SchoolSummer Reading List Middle School, 2011

    Pine Point SchoolStonington, CT

  • Pine Point SchoolSummer Reading ListMiddle School, 2011

    Pine Point SchoolStonington, CT

    Requirements.......................................DONT READ list...................................Adventure & Survival Stories.................Animal stories......................................Biographies..........................................Coming of Age.....................................Family and Friends.............................Historical Fiction................................Humor................................................Love Stories.......................................Mystery and Horror Stories.................Nonfiction..........................................Nutmeg Nominees, Grades 4-6..........Nutmeg Nominees, Grades 7-8..........Science Fiction and Fantasy................Sports................................................

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  • Middle School SUMMER READING - 2011Pine Point School

    Stonington, Connecticut

    Requirements - Part OneALL INCOMING MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO KEEP TRACK OF THEIR SUMMER READING ON THE PINE POINT SCHOOL SUMMER READING CALENDAR (attached). Try to read an average of 5 days each week for at least 20 minutes each day.

    Write the titles and authors of materials read on the back of the calendar. Make a mark on the calendar on each day that the you read for at least 20 minutes. You must bring your filled-in calendar/list to school in September, signed by both you and your

    parent(s). Should you fail to do so, you will receive one missed assignment for Semester I in English.We encourage parents to read just as regularly, if possible, and we hope there will be much family discussion about what everyone has been reading. This years One Book One Region is Extremely Loudand Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, available at local book stores.

    Requirements - Part TwoStudents entering the 6th grade in September 2011 are expected to read at least three books over the

    summer. Try to read books from different genres. Be prepared to give a short, oral review of one of the books you read.

    Students entering the 7th grade in September 2011 are expected to read as much as possible! In addition, they must choose their favorite book of the summer and write a one-page persuasive essay convincing their classmates to read the book as well. The essay should be brought to class the first day of school.

    Students entering the 8th and 9th grades in September 2011 are expected to read at least three books of their choice. For each of the three books they read, students are required to complete a large (5x8) index card with the following information on it:

    Student name Author Title One paragraph describing the main character One paragraph summarizing the story

    Students are required to bring the cards with them on the first day of school and will receive one missed assignment for Semester I in English if they fail to do so.

    A full-color illustrated list of suggested titles may be accessed at our web page:www.pinepoint.org/summerreading

    Categories and grade levels are included to help students and parents locate books that are best suited to each students interests. Many may be found in the Pine Point School Library and in public libraries as well. You arecertainly not restricted to this list - it is merely to get you started.We have asked Scholastic to make as many titles as possible available at the Summer Reading Book Fair, to beheld in the library on June 6-9, 2011. Any additional titles that you find there are "approved summer reading" (provided, of course, that they are on your appropriate reading level; the object is to have a good time reading some good books!). You will need to find a time each day to read.

    Middle School Summer Reading 2011, page 1Pine Point School Library, Stonington, CT

  • Middle School SUMMER READING LIST - 2011Pine Point School

    Stonington, Connecticut

    Please DON'T read - entering grade 6 -- will be read in class next yearBabbitt, Natalie Tuck EverlastingBalliet, Blue Chasing VermeerBauer, Joan Hope Was HereBuckley, Michael The Sisters Grimm seriesCrowe, Chris Mississippi Trial, 1955Curtis, Christopher The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963Hiaasen, Carl HootHolt, Kimberly Willis When Zachary Beaver Came to TownMaas, Wendy Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of LifeMartin, Ann M. A Corner of the UniversePaulsen, Gary HatchetRawls, Wilson Where the Red Fern GrowsTaylor, Mildred D. Roll of Thunder, Hear My CryUllman, James Ramsey Banner in the Sky

    Please DON'T read - entering grade 7 -- will be read in class next yearAvi The True Confessions of Charlotte DoyleCard, Orson Scott Ender's GameCollins, Suzanne The Hunger GamesCormier, Robert I Am the CheeseGordon, Sheila Waiting for the RainLowry, Lois The GiverOrwell, George Animal FarmPeet, Mal KeeperPullman, Philip The Golden Compass

    Middle School Summer Reading 2011, page 2Pine Point School Library, Stonington, CT

  • Pine Point School 2011 Summer Reading List - Middle SchoolAdventure & Survival Stories

    Ivan and his sister are used to being left tofend for themselves while their dad makeshis living on a fishing boat for weeks at a time. This time, however, when Ivan friesthe batteries of their two-way radio, their only link to the outside world, they risk repeated trips over the bay into town to get it fixed. During one of the trips they find themselves right in the middle of a williwaw - one of Alaskas notorious and treacherous storms.

    Williwaw (5-7)Bodett, TomA Native American boy refuses to live by the white man's law.

    When the Legends Die (7-12)Borland, Hal

    In this true story, the author weathers tropical storms, near starvation and sharkattacks in a 5 and 1/2 foot rubber raft afterhis small sloop capsizes in the Caribbean.

    Adrift: Seventy-Six Days Lost At Sea (8 and up)

    Callahan, StevenNOTE: DO NOT READ IF ENTERING GRADE 7 or 6 (will be read in 7th grade English class). A young boy desperately tries to unlock his past yet knows he musthide those memories if he is to remain alive.

    I Am the Cheese (7-9)Cormier, Robert

    Thirteen-year-old Sophie, her cousin andher two uncles attempt a cross-Atlantic trip in a sail boat. While there is no doubtthat this is a gripping (and sometimes terrifying) sailing adventure, theres muchmore going on as well underneath the surface as the characters all try to come to terms with their own family issues.

    Wanderer (6-9)Creech, SharonAdam Story is chosen as a player in the MVP challenge. To win the four million dollar prize, Adam must circle the world inforty days - no flying allowed. Competingagainst other players through time zonesand across continents, he faces danger and unknown risks. Get ready for the tripof a lifetime. Nutmeg winner for 2009.

    MVP* Magellan Voyage Project (4-6)

    Evans, Douglas

    A group of teenagers have been sent outWest for a wilderness survival experienceafter various difficulties with families and the law. Led by one charismatic young man, they mutiny against the adult trip leader and abandon him, taking off down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon on a raft on their own.

    Downriver (7 and up)Hobbs, WillWhen there is nowhere else to go, 13-year-old Artemis Slake finds refuge for 121 days in a hole in the subway wall.

    Slake's Limbo (7-9)Holman, Felice

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  • During a trip to the Oregon coastline, Kyle and his sister mustuse all of their wits to survive an earthquake, a tsunami, and a fire.

    Escaping the Giant Wave (4-6)Kehret, PegFourteen-year-old John Spencer survivesa shipwreck on the Cornwall Coast, and istaken in by a kindly Captain - or is he?? Things are not what they seem in this quiet village, and John finds himself running for his life, unsure of just whom hecan safely trust.

    The Wreckers (6-9)Lawrence, Iain

    Based on accounts of the true story of Shackletons ill-fated attempt to cross Antarctica. Their ship is frozen in the ice,and eventually crushed - but thats just the beginning of their harrowing adventures. Personalities clash and troubles abound.This is Survivor for real!

    Shackleton's Stowaway (7-9)McKernan, Victoria

    While sailing in the Pacific Ocean, elevenyear-old Michael falls overboard and ends up stranded on a nearly deserted island. He is befriended by an old Japanese man, the islands other inhabitant, in this exciting tale of friendshipand survival.

    Kensukes Kingdom (4-6)Morpurgo, Michael

    The son of a missionary to China becomes lost in the mountains of Tibet after his village is bombed by the Japanese. He is rescued by a group of Yeti, ("abominable snowmen"), and soonadjusts to life among them, where he is seen as a sort of king.

    King of the Cloud Forests (6 and up)

    Morpurgo, Michael

    Ritchie Perry thinks that he's getting a desk job in Vietnam, but is sent "in country" where long days of boredom arepunctuated by brief, terrifying forays into the jungle, where no one wants to make friends with the new guys and where the body bags are stacked neatly in the supply tent.

    Fallen Angels (8 and up)Myers, Walter Dean

    Classic tale of the tyrannical Captain Blighand his rebellious crew. Based on an actual incident that took place in 1787.

    Mutiny on the Bounty (7 and up)Nordhoff, Charles and Jason Hall For the year since the bomb went off, Ann

    Burden thinks she is the last person on earth until a strange man arrives in her secluded valley. At first, she is thrilled tohave contact with another human, but gradually she begins