Sixth Grade Summer Reading

BOTH assignments 1 AND 2 are required for all 6th graders.

Each child must read "A Long Walk to Water" AND one more book from the choices below.

Make sure to read both assignment descriptions thoroughly.

Assignment 1

Choose one of the following books to read: Where the Red Fern Grows, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Island of the Blue Dolphins, or The Black Stallion.


As you read, take handwritten notes about the characters, setting, and main pieces of the plot.


When you return in August you will be able to use your notes to take a comprehension test and complete a reading analysis essay.

Assignment 2

Read the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park.

Summary: When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, began a project to dig water wells in Sudan.


As you read, take handwritten notes about the characters, setting, and main pieces of the plot.


When you return in August you will be able to use your notes to take a comprehension test and complete a reading analysis essay.


Book Availability

Purchase: Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Half Price Books


Borrow: Cuyahoga County Public Library, Shaker Library, Overdrive ebook (Beachwood Schools Collection, use your student # to login)

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Questions?

6th Grade Language Arts Teacher

Mrs. Toomey met@beachwoodschools.org

Mrs. Goodman jag@beachwoodschools.org


School Librarian

Mrs. Ungier jungier@beachwoodschools.org