6th Grade Summer


6 th Grade Summer Reading & Math - 2018

**Note correction to IXL assignment below.
Dear Class of 2021,

We hope you all have a restful, fun Summer Vacation. While relaxing at the beach or cooling off by the pool, here are some books that you must read. We hope you enjoy them.

Have a great vacation!

For your summer reading assignment, you are required to read three books; one required and two of your own choice:  

1. Maniac Magee   by Jerry Spinelli (This is the required book).  

2. 1 fiction book of your choice

3. 1 nonfiction book of your choice

You are required to complete the following two assignments:

  1. After reading all three books, you are to select one book and write one full paragraph (6-8 sentences) reviewing the book. Book reviews usually give a brief summary of what the book is about, and tell a little bit about the main character(s). When writing the book review, be sure to include what you liked or disliked about the book. At the end of the review, make sure that you state if you would recommend the book to someone else to read. Check the paragraph carefully for spelling and grammar mistakes. This assignment should be typed and have a proper heading. Always underline the title of a book.
  2. On an 8 ½ by 11 piece of poster board or construction paper make a collage about one of the three required reading books. Select pictures from the computer, magazines, or draw your own. The pictures should represent the characters, events or themes of the book. Make sure when selecting pictures you pick things that remind you of the book! The title of the book should be in the middle of the collage, surrounded by pictures. Your first and last name should be written in the bottom right hand corner on the front of the collage so your wok can be displayed.

Summer Math- IXL (See attachments)  ** Please note the list below and the starred skills on the IXL website contain 2 extra skills to make 20.  The list handed out at the end of school only has 18 skills listed.

All students entering Grade 6 in September are required to complete 20 skills** over the summer from your 5th grade IXL page.  Students should practice these skills for a total of 30 minutes each.  You do not have to practice for 30 minutes at each sitting.  IXL will record all your minutes! Don’t forget to login to your account first. This will count as your first math quiz in September!! (For details see attachments below)

**These skills will be highlighted by yellow stars on the IXL webpage in case IXL decides to shift things around over the summer.  The stars will always be on the correct skill, even if the letter/number changes. Use your STUDENT ANALYTICS to check your progress.


Some Information and Reminders

  • The summer reading assignment for Language Arts is due on the first day of school in September.
  • Your IXL Math assignment must be completed by 9/7.
  • At some point in September, there will be a test on Maniac Magee.

 All these letters are attached below if you wish to download and print.

Grade 6-2018 Summer Letter.pdf
Grade 6 Summer Reading 2018.docx

Grade 6 Math Summer IXL.pdf