At Frelinghuysen Middle School, we want to continue fostering your love of reading. Upon entering 6th grade, you are expected to read continuously. Over the summer, you will have the opportunity to read from the selections below in order to begin meeting that expectation.
Students begin 6th grade literary studies in the genre of realistic fiction. It is essential to pick a book you have not read before.
The suggested books are at a variety of levels and topics; therefore, it is important that your parents/guardians approve the book that you have chosen to read. Every parent has a different barometer of what is appropriate for their child. Please utilize the resource Commonsense Mediato determine if the book selection is an appropriate choice for your student.
Students will be responsible for completing a culminating activity the first two weeks of school related to the book they read over the summer. Additionally, students are required to complete a graphic organizer (included below) for each novel while he/she reads the text.
Students may select a book to read that is not found on the list below. It is still strongly recommended that the book students select remain within the genre of focus as indicated (sixth grade- Realistic Fiction). If parents/guardians have questions about summer reading or need assistance in selecting an alternative text, please contact Kara Douma, Supervisor of English Language Arts at (973) 292-2000, ext. 2282 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.