4th Grade Summer Reading 2013-2014

Your child is to read three books over the summer.  He or she may select from the following authors and complete an assignment for one of the books:

·        Judy Blume (The Fudge Series)

·        Matt Christopher

·        Beverly Cleary

·        Andrew Clements

·        Roald Dahl

·        Jean Craighead George

·        Dan Gutman

·        Mike Lupica

·        Rick Riordan

·        Ron Roy

·        Louis Sachar

·        Dick King Smith

·        Geronimo Stilton

·        E.B. White

 

Assignment

 Your child needs to complete one assignment, for one of the three books.  Select from the following:

 

Samples of assignments are listed below

Title_____________________________Author_____________________________
Title_____________________________Author_____________________________
Title_____________________________Author_____________________________

Please check off the authors and project your child completed.  Sign and return this form with the projects on the first day of school.

Student Name_____________________________________________

Parent Signature_______________________________________________________________

Good Luck and Happy Reading

The Fourth Grade Team

 

Picture of Favorite Part: 

The picture needs to include:  Title of the book, author, student’s name, setting, main characters, and other important items for the scene.  At the bottom of the picture, include a 1 to 2-sentence description of the favorite part to place with the picture.

Postcard/Letter to your Teacher about Favorite Part:

Make sure the letter includes all five parts:  heading, greeting, body, closing and signature.  As you read, write answers to these questions to use in the letter:

·         How did the book make you feel?

·         What words and images in the story were your favorites?  Why?

·       What questions would you like to ask the author about this book?

Sample Graphic Organizers:

The Book ________________________________________________

The reader(s)___________________________________

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

W

XYZ

ABC Chart/Box:  In each letter of the alphabet chart, list words from the book that start with that letter (characters, places, events …etc)

 

 

Song/Poem:  Think about the kinds of songs the character might have sung during your favorite scene.

Write lyrics, or words to a song that will express the characters ideas and feelings.

Create a tune for the song, or set the words to the tune of a familiar song.

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