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Grade 6 Summer Reading

Longmeadow Public Schools:  Glenbrook Middle School

Grade 6 Summer Reading 2017


Dear Incoming Sixth Grade Students and Families:


We welcome you to Glenbrook Middle School.  Reading is one skill that benefits students across all disciplines.  In fact, reading is considered a “gateway skill,” because it supports learning in all subjects.  But more significantly, reading allows a person to learn more about one's self and the world.


*Students must read one book over the summer.  The required reading is  Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.


In addition to reading the novel, Hatchet, we would love to get to know you at the beginning of the year.  Write a letter to the Sixth grade ELA teacher.  Bring it with you on the first day of school.


We will spend a lot of time reading, writing, and talking about books during Grade 6.  As a way to begin that conversation, you will write a letter using the format below. 


Letter Format


110 Cambridge Circle

Longmeadow, MA  01106




Dear English Teacher:


Tell me about you.  What do you like to do?  What do you like (or not) about school?  What are you doing this summer?  Who makes up your family?  What are your hobbies, sports, or out-of-school activities?  Do you speak languages in addition to English?  Write one or two things about yourself that few people know.



Now critique Hatchet.  What did you like about the book?  What did you not like?  Would you recommend this book?  Why or why not?



What are your hopes for Grade 6?  What are TWO goals you want to set for yourself in ELA in Grade 6?  Why is this goal important to you?



YOUR NAME GOES HERE (and if you use a nickname add that, too!)


Looking forward to our work together in September!


Mrs. Brown

Mrs. Tabin

Grade 6 ELA Teachers