Gr 6 Middle Grades Summer Learning

Grow more Powerful Every Day - Even in the Summer!

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Anything can happen in a book!

Dear Students Entering Sixth Grade,

Welcome to Rochambeau and Memorial Middle Schools' 2017 summer learning suggestions. One of our exciting school goals is to help you develop into lifelong readers. Reading enriches life in so many ways. It helps you create ideas, imagine possibilities, challenge positions, learn information and connect to a variety of people and places. Of course, it is also a lot of fun. this summer, in between camp and hanging out, your goal is to read at least three books. The following list has some great suggestions, but you don't need to read books from this list. Feel free to browse a book store or library and find your own choices. There are also suggested websites here to help you locate a great book and write or make something with a digital tool. In the fall, we will be asking you to do two things:

1. Share a list of the books you most enjoyed reading.

2. Participate in a Summer reading activity in your English class. This may be in the form of a discussion or book review.

Ultimately, we hope that you discuss your summer reading books with family members and friends and create an important place in your life for reading.


Memorial and Rochambeau's Staff of Readers

Click here to see some suggested titles to dive into this summer!

You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. — Paul Sweeney

Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside of them. — Neil Gaiman

Make Something Cool with an Online Tool!

Here's a webmix of sites and apps that are all about learning to create different kinds of digital projects. The projects that you can create are unlimited! You can learn to code with a variety of programming languages, create a word cloud or a video, write a song, a story, a poem, or a blog! Experiment with the physics of a virtual roller coaster or create an avatar. Click on the pictures to visit each resource, all of which are outside the library website.

Make Stuff with Free Online Tools

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About Me, Shannon Betts, LMS

Middle School Library Media Specialist