Patriot Read

Grades 1 & 2

 

“An investment in knowledge always

pays the best interest.”

Benjamin Franklin

 

Dear Parents:

Welcome to our summer reading program - Patriot Read!  Its purpose is to expose our students to good books – books that will enrich the mind, character and spirit of Heritage students during summer break.  We want to encourage a lifelong love of reading.

Many of the books can be found in the public library.  HCS also has some of these books available for loan.

Students entering grades 1st – 2nd - Students will select five books from the book list below to be read over the summer.  After reading the books, please list the titles of the books read on your child’s summer reading list.  Parents need to sign the form and your child will give it to his teacher on the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.

Participating students entering 1st – 6th grade will join in a Patriot Picnic and games during a school-day afternoon.

 

Adler, David A. Cam Jansen

Anderson, Hans C. The Nightingale, Little Match Girl, Ugly Duckling (and other books)

Averill, Esther Daniel Boone

Bemelans, Ludwig Madeline (any in series)

Benchley, Nathaniel Sam the Minuteman

Bishop, Clair Huchet Five Chinese Brothers

Bond, Michael A Bear Called Paddington series

Brenner, Barbara Wagon Wheels

Bridwell, Norman Clifford the Big Red Dog

Brown, Marcia Stone Soup, The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Bulla, Clyde Robert Daniel’s Duck (I Can Read Book)

Burton, Virgina Lee Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel

Chambers, Catherine Adventures in Frontier America series (many different titles)

Coerr, Eleanor The Josefina Story Quilt

Cole, Joanna The Clown Around, Magic School Bus series

Colver, Anne Thomas Jefferson: Author of Independence

Dalgliesh, Alice The Bears on Hemlock Mountain, Courage of Sarah Noble

Davidson, Alice J. Alice in Bibleland

DeLage, Ida Pilgrim Children on the Mayflower

DeSéve, Randall Toy Boat

Duvoisin, Roger And There Was America

Eastman, P.D. A Fly Went By, Are You My Mother?, Big Dog Little Dog

Flack, Marjorie The Story of Ping

Freeman, Don Corduroy

Gauch, Patricia Aaron and the Green Mountain Boys

Gramatky, Hardie Little Toot, Hercules

Griffin, Judith Phoebe and the General, Phoebe the Spy

Groh, Lynn Ferdinand Magellan

Hall, Donald The Ox-Cart Man

Henkes, Kevin Chrysanthemum, Owen

Herman, Gail The Puppy Who Went to School

Hoban, Russell Frances series, Harvey’s Hideout

Hoff, Syd Danny and the Dinosaur, Sammy the Seal, Chester, The Horse in Harry’s Room, Thunderhoof, When Will It Snow?

Holabird, Katharine Angelina Ballerina

Keats, Ezra Jack John Henry, An American Legend

Kessell, Joyce Squanto and the First Thanksgiving

Knight, James Adventures in Colonial America series

Leaf, Munro The Story of Ferdinand

Lenski, Lois Cowboy Small, The Little Airplane, The Little Auto, The Little Fire Engine, The Little Sailboat, The Little Train, Policeman Small, Surprise for Mother

Lester, Helen Tacky the Penguin

Lewis, Beverly The Cul-de-Sac Kids series

Lobel, Arnold Frog and Toad books, On the Day Peter Stuyvesant Sailed into Town

Long, Loren Otis

Lopshire, Robert Put Me in the Zoo

Martin, Bill Jr. & Carle, Eric Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Mayer, Mariana Beauty and the Beast

McCloskey, Robert Blueberries for Sal, One Morning in Maine, Lentil, Make Way for Ducklings, Time of Wonder

McGovern, Ann Wanted Dead or Alive: The True Story of Harriet Tubman

McGowan, Michael Sunday is for God

Milne, A. A. Winne the Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner

Mitchell, Barbara Hush, Puppies

Mosel, Arlene Tikki Tikki Tembo

Numeroff, Laura If You Give a Moose a Muffin, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Pig a Pancake,         Polar Bear, Polar Bear

Oke, Janette Spunky’s Diary and other books

Parish, Peggy Amelia Bedelia series

Peterson, Helen Stone Abigail Adams: “Dear Partner”

Pilgrim’s Progress (children’s version)

Pilkey, Dave Hally Tosis

Piper, Watty The Little Engine that Could

Polacco, Patricia Babushka’s Doll

Potter, Beatrix The Tale of Peter Rabbit (22 other volumes)

Rappaport, Doreen The Boston Coffee Party

Ray, Deborah Kogan My Daddy Was a Soldier

Rey, H.A. Curious George series

Roop, Peter Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie

Rylant, Cynthia Henry and Mudge series, When I was Young in the Mountains

Seuss, Dr. series

Sharmat, Marjorie Nate the Great series

Slobodkina, Esphyr Caps for Sale

Tripp, Valerie The American Girls Collection:  Felicity series

Sandin, Joan The Long Way to a New Land, The Long Way Westward

Shaw, Janet The American Girls Collection:  Kirsten series

Smith, Brooks, & Meredith, Robert The Coming of the Pilgrims

Sobol,  Donald Encyclopedia Brown (any of the books)

Trivizas, Eugene Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

Wallace, Karen A Trip to the Zoo

Ward, Lynd The Biggest Bear

Warner, Gertrude Boxcar Children series

Waters, Kate Sarah Morton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl

Weisgard, Leonard The Plymouth Thanksgiving

Wilder, Laura Ingalls Dance at Grandpa’s (My First Little House books)

Yolen, Jane The Emperor and the Kite

Ziefert, Harriet A New Coat for Anna

Zion, Gene Harry the Dirty Dog

 

 

My Summer Reading List

Grades 1 & 2

 

Child’s name ___________________________

 

Parent’ Signature ___________________________

 

Please list the titles of the 5 books your child read over the summer

 

 

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Draw a picture to describe your favorite part of one of the books.

 

 

Grades 3 & 4

 

Dear Parents:

Welcome to our summer reading program - Patriot Read!  Its purpose is to expose our students to good books – books that will enrich the mind, character and spirit of Heritage students during summer break.  We want to encourage a lifelong love of reading.

Many of the books can be found in the public library.  HCS also has some of these books available for loan.

Students entering 3rd and 4th grades select two books from the book list. After reading the books, students complete the summer book report forms for the books. (see attached)  Parents sign the reports and your child will give them to his teacher on the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.  The reports will be graded and will be the student’s first Language test grade.  Deduction of points will be made each day it is late.  Any student not completing the reports after one week will receive a zero.

Participating students entering 1st – 6th grade will join in a Patriot Picnic and games during a school-day afternoon.

 

Adler, David A. Cam Jansen

Alcott, Louisa May Little Women

American Girl series

Anderson, Hans C. The Nightingale (and others), The Fir Tree, The Little Match Girl

Appleton, Victor Tom Swift

Armstrong, William H., Sounder

Averill, Esther Daniel Boone, Cartier Sails the St. Lawrence

Avi, Night Journeys

Baker, Nina Brown Amerigo Vespucci

Barrie, James Peter Pan

Baum, L. Frank The Wizard of Oz

Bemelans, Ludwig Madeline (any in series)

Benchley, Nathaniel Sam the Minuteman, George the Drummer Boy

Betancourt, Jeanne Pony Pal series

Bishop, Clair Huchet Five Chinese Brothers, Twenty and Ten

Blades, Ann Mary of Mile 18

Bliven, Jr. Bruce The American Revolution, The Story of D-Day

Bond, Michael A Bear Called Paddington series

Brady, Dustin & Deserae Leila & Nugget Mystery

Brady, Dustin Trapped in a Video Game (any in series), Superhero for a Day

Branley, Franklyn M. Darkness in Daytime, Oxygen Keeps You Alive, Roots are Food Finders, Sunshine Makes the Seasons

Brenner, Barbara Wagon Wheels

Bridwell, Norman Clifford the Big Red Dog

Brink, Carol Caddie Woodlawn, Andy Buckram’s Tin Men

Bronson, Wilfrid S. Pinto’s Journey

Brown, Marcia Stone Soup, The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Bulla, Clyde Robert Daniel’s Duck (I Can Read Book)

Burnett, Frances H. The Secret Garden

Burton, Hester In Spite of all the Terror

Canfield, Dorothy Understood Betsy

Carmer, Carl Henry Hudson: Captain of Ice Bounds Seas

Carr, Mary Jane Children of the Covered Wagon

Carroll, Lewis Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Catling, Patrick S The Chocolate Touch

Chambers, Catherine Adventures in Frontier America series (many different titles)

Christopher, Matt (any book)

Cleary, Beverly (any book)

Coerr, Eleanor The Josefina Story Quilt

Cole, Joanna The Clown Around, Magic School Bus series

Colver, Anne Thomas Jefferson: Author of Independence, The Bread and Butter Journey, The Bread and Butter Indian

Crofford, Emily The Frontier Surgeons: The Story of the Mayo Brothers

Dahl, Roald Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Dalgliesh, Alice The Bears on Hemlock Mountain, Courage of Sarah Noble, America Builds Homes: The Story of the First Colonies, Ride on the Wind

D’Aulaire, Ingri & Edgar Abraham Lincoln

Daniels, Lucy Animal Ark series

Daugherty, James Daniel Boone, Poor Richard, The Landing of the Pilgrims

Davidson, Alice J. Alice in Bibleland

Davidson, Margaret Louis Braille

DeAngeli, Marguerite The Door in the Wall, Thee, Hannah

Dear America series

DeJong, Meindert Far Out the Long Canal, The House of Sixty Fathers, The Last Little Cat, Smoke Above the Lane, The Wheel on the School

DeLage, Ida Pilgrim Children on the Mayflower

DeLeeuw, Adele George Rogers Clark

DeSéve, Randall Toy Boat

Dixon, Franklin W Hardy Boys (any of old series)

DuBois, William Pene The Giant, Twenty-One Balloons

Duvoisin, Roger And There Was America

Eastman, P.D. A Fly Went By, Are You My Mother?, Big Dog Little Dog

Edmonds, Walter The Matchlock Gun, Two Logs Crossing

Enright, Elizabeth The Four-Story Mistake, Gone-Away Lake, The Saturdays, Spiderweb for Two; Thimble Summer

Epstein, Sam & Beryl George Washington Carver

Estes, Eleanor The Hundred Dresses, Ginger Pye, The Moffats

Ferris, Jeri Go Free or Die: A Story About Harriet Tubman, Walking the Road to Freedom: A Story About Sojourner Truth

Finley, Marth Elsie Dinsmore

Flack, Marjorie The Story of Ping

Forbes, Esther America’s Paul Revere

Foster, Genevieve The World of William Penn, 1776-Year of Independence, George Washington’s World

Freeman, Don Corduroy

Fritz, Jean The Cabin Faced West, Can’t You Make Them Behave King George?, Early Thunder

Gauch, Patricia Aaron and the Green Mountain Boys

George, Jean Craighead My Side of the Mountain

Graff, Steward & Polly Anne Helen Keller: Toward the Light

Grahame, Kenneth Wind in the Willows, The Reluctant Dragon

Gramatky, Hardie Little Toot, Hercules

Griffin, Judith Phoebe and the General, Phoebe the Spy

Groh, Lynn Ferdinand Magellan

Hall, Donald The Ox-Cart Man

Haywood, Carolyn (any book)

Heart of Champion Sports books:  Above the Rim, Drive to Win, Passion for the Game, Inspire the Dream

Henkes, Kevin Chrysanthemum, Owen

Henry, Marguerite Justin Morgan Had a Horse

Herman, Gail The Puppy Who Went to School

Hoban, Russell Frances series

Hockerman, D Dusty Mole, Private Eye

Hoff, Syd Danny and the Dinosaur, Sammy the Seal, Chester, The Horse in Harry’s Room, Thunderhoof, When Will It Snow?

Holabird, Katharine Angelina Ballerina

Hooks, William Pioneer Cat

Jackson, Dave & Neta Trail Blazer series

Jenkins, Jerry Red Rock Mysteries

Keats, Ezra Jack John Henry, An American Legend

Keene, Carolyn Nancy Drew (any of the old series)

Keller, Helen The Story of My Life

Kellogg, Steven Johnny Appleseed

Kipling, Rudyard The Elephant’s Child, Just So Stories

Knight, Eric Lassie, Come Home

Kurelek, William They Sought a New World

Lamb, Charles & Mary Tales from Shakespeare

LaHaye, Tim & Jenkins, Jerry Left Behind (kid’s series)

Lawlor, Laurie Addie Across the Prairie

Leaf, Munro The Story of Ferdinand

Lee, Susan & John Sam and John Adams

Lensky, Lois Bayou Suzette, Cotton in My Sack, To Be a Logger, Strawberry Girl

Lester, Helen Tacky the Penguin

Lewis, Beverly The Cul-de-Sac Kids series

Lindgren, Astrid Pippi Longstocking, Mio, My Son

Lofting, Hugh The Voyages of Dr. Doolittle

Long, Loren Otis

Lopshire, Robert Put Me in the Zoo

MacDonald, Betty Mrs. Piggle Wiggle (any of the books)

MacGregor, Ellen Miss Pickerell series

MacLachlan, Patricia Sarah, Plain and Tall

Marshall, Peter The Light and the Glory for children

Martin, Bill Jr. & Carle, Eric Brown Bear, Brown Bear

Massi, Jeri The Bridge, Crown and Jewel, The Two Collars

Mayer, Mariana Beauty and the Beast

McCloskey, Robert Homer Price

McCusker, Paul Adventures in Odyssey

McDowell, D. & J. The Topsy Turvy Kingdom

McGovern, Ann Wanted Dead or Alive: The True Story of Harriet Tubman

McGowan, Michael Sunday is for God

Meadowcroft, Enid L. By Wagon and Flatboat; Story of Thomas Alva Edison

Milne, A. A. Winne the Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner

Mitchell, Barbara Good Morning, Mr. President, Click, A Story of George Eastman, Shoes for Everyone, We’ll Race You, Henry, A Pocketful of Goobers, The Wizard of Sound

Morris, Gilbert Dixie Morris Animal Adventure series

Morris, Gilbert and Dan Meeks Daystar Voyages series

Mosel, Arlene Tikki Tikki Tembo

Norton, Mary The Borrowers series

Numeroff, Laura If You Give a Moose a Muffin, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Pig a Pancake,         Polar Bear, Polar Bear

O’Brien, Robert Secret of Nimh

Oke, Janette Spunky’s Diary and other books

Page, Deborah Orcas Around Me

Parish, Peggy Amelia Bedelia series

Peterson, Helen Stone Abigail Adams:  “Dear Partner”

Peterson, John The Littles series

Pilgrim’s Progress (children’s version)

Pierce, Jan Payne The Pilgrim Primer

Pilkey, Dave Hally Tosis

Piper, Watty The Little Engine that Could

Polacco, Patricia Babushka’s Doll

Potter, Beatrix The Tale of Peter Rabbit (22 other volumes)

Pumphrey, Margaret The Stories of the Pilgrims

Quackenbush, Robert M. What Has Wild Tom Done Now?

Rappaport, Doreen The Boston Coffee Party

Ray, Deborah Kogan My Daddy Was a Soldier

Rey, H.A. Curious George

Rhodes, Bennie Christopher Columbus (any others in the Sower Series)

Roddy, Lee The Dangerous Canoe Race

Roop, Peter Keep the Lights Burning, Abbie

Rose, Mary Catherine Clara Barton: Soldier of Mercy

Rue, Nancy Christian Heritage series

Rylant, Cynthia Henry and Mudge series, When I was Young in the Mountains

Salten, Felix Bambi

Seuss, Dr. series

Sharmat, Marjorie Nate the Great series

Slobodkina, Esphyr Caps for Sale

Tripp, Valerie The American Girls Collection:  Felicity Series

Sandin, Joan The Long Way to a New Land, The Long Way Westward

Selden, George The Cricket in Times Square

Shaw, Janet The American Girls Collection:  Kirsten series

Slote, Alfred Make Believe Ball Player

Smith, Brooks, & Meredith, Robert The Coming of the Pilgrims

Sobol,  Donald Encyclopedia Brown (any of the books)

Sperry, Armstrong John Paul Jones: Fighting Sailor

Spyri, Johanna H. Heidi

Steele, William O. Buffalo Knife

Syme, Ronald Cartier: Finder of the St. Lawrence

Taylor, Sydney All-of-a-Kind Family, More All-of-a-Kind Family, A Papa Like Everyone Else

Thomson, Andy Sheriff At Waterstop

Travers, Pamela Mary Poppins

Tripp, Valerie The American Girls Collection:  Samantha series, Molly series

Trivizas, Eugene Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

Wallace, Karen A Trip to the Zoo

Ward, Lynd The Biggest Bear

Warner, Gertrude Boxcar Children series

Waters, Kate Sarah Morton’s Day: A Day in the Life of a Pilgrim Girl

Weisgard, Leonard The Plymouth Thanksgiving

White, E.B. Stuart Little, The Trumpet of the Swan

Wiggin, Kate D. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, The Birds’ Christmas Carol

Wilder, Laura Ingalls Little House in the Big Woods (any of the series)

Yates, Elizabeth Carolina’s Courage

Yolen, Jane The Emperor and the Kite

Ziefert, Harriet A New Coat for Anna

Zion, Gene Harry the Dirty Dog

 

Grades 3 & 4

Summer Book Report

 

Name _______________________________________________________________________

 

Parent’s Signature ___________________________________________________________

 

Title of Book ________________________________________________________________

 

Author ______________________________________________ Number of pages_______

 

Setting (time and place) ______________________________________________________

 

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Main characters (name & briefly describe each)  ________________________________

 

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Summary ___________________________________________________________________

 

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Grade 5

 

Dear Parents:

Welcome to our summer reading program - Patriot Read!  Its purpose is to expose our students to good books – books that will enrich the mind, character and spirit of Heritage students during summer break.  We want to encourage a lifelong love of reading.

Many of the books can be found in the public library.  HCS also has some of these books available for loan.

Students entering grade 5 select one book from the book list. After reading the book, complete the summer book report form. (see attached) Parents need to sign the report and your child will give it to his teacher on the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.  The report will be graded and will be the student’s first Language test grade.  Deduction of points will be made each day it is late.  Any student not completing the report after one week will receive a zero.

Participating students entering 1st – 6th grade will join in a Patriot Picnic and games during a school-day afternoon.

 

Alcott, Louisa May Little Women

Anderson, Hans Christian The Fir Tree, The Little Match Girl, The Nightingale

Averill, Esther Cartier Sails the St. Lawrence

Burnett, Frances Hodgson The Little Princess

Avi Night Journeys

Baker, Nina Brown Amerigo Vespucci

Barrie, James Peter Pan

Baum, L. Frank The Wizard of Oz

Bishop Clair Twenty and Ten

Blades, Ann Mary of Mile 18

Bliven Jr., Bruce The American Revolution, The Story of D-Day

Branley, Franklyn M. Darkness in Daytime, Oxygen Keeps You Alive, Roots Are Food Finders, Sunshine Makes the Seasons

Brink, Carol R. Andy Buckram’s Tin Men, Caddie Woodlawn

Bronson, Wilfrid S. Pinto’s Journey

Burnett, Frances H. The Secret Garden, The Little Princess

Burnford, Sheila The Incredible Journey

Burton, Hester In Spite of all the Terror

Canfield, Dorothy Understood Betsy

Carmer, Carl Henry Hudson: Captain of Ice Bound Seas

Carr, Mary Jane Children of the Covered Wagon

Carroll, Lewis Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Cleary, Beverly Ribsy, Ramona the Pest, The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Henry Huggins series

Colver, Anne The Bread and Butter Journey, The Bread and Butter Indian

Crofford, Emily  The Frontier Surgeons: The Story of the Mayo Brothers

Dalgliesh, Alice America Builds Homes: The Story of the First Colonies, Ride on the Wind

D’Aulaire, Edgar & Ingri Abraham Lincoln

Daugherty, James Daniel Boone, Poor Richard, The Landing of the Pilgrims

Davidson, Margaret Louis Braille

DeAngeli, Marguerite Thee, Hannah

DeJong, Meindert Far Out the Long Canal, The House of Sixty Fathers, The Last Little Cat, Smoke Above the Lane, The Wheel on the School

DeLeeuw, Adele George Rogers Clark

Dixon, Franklin Hardy Boy series

DiCamillo, Kate Because of Winn Dixie

Dodge, Mary M. Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates

DuBois, William Pene The Giant, Twenty-one Balloons

Edmonds, Walter D. The Matchlock Gun, Two Logs Crossing

Enright, Elizabeth The Four-Story Mistake, Gone-Away Lake, The Saturdays, Spiderweb for Two, Thimble Summer

Epstein, Sam & Beryl George Washington Carver

Estes, Eleanor Ginger Pye, The Hundred Dresses, The Moffats

Ferris, Jeri Go Free or Die: A Story About Harriet Tubman, Walking the Road to Freedom: A Story About Sojourner Truth

Forbes, Esther America’s Paul Revere

Foster, Genevieve The World of William Penn, 1776-Year of Independence, George Washington’s World

Fritz, Jean Series: Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George?, Early Thunder

Graff, Steward & Polly Ann Helen Keller: Toward the Light

Grahame, Kenneth Wind in the Willows, The Reluctant Dragon

Henry, Marguerite Misty of Chincoteague, Justin Morgan Had a Horse

Keene, Carolyn Nancy Drew series

Keller, Helen The Story of My Life

Kellogg, Steven Johnny Appleseed

Kipling, Rudyard The Elephant’s Child, Just So Stories

Knight, Eric Lassie Come Home

Kurelek, William They Sought a New World

Lamb, Charles and May Tales from Shakespeare

Lawlor, Laurie Addie Across the Prairie

Lawson, Robert Ben and Me

Lee, Susan & John Sam and John Adams

Lensky, Lois Bayou Suzette, Cotton in My Sack, To Be a Logger, Strawberry Girl

Lewis, C. S. Chronicles of Narnia books

Lindgren, Astrid Pippi Longstocking, Mio, My Son

Lofting, Hugh The Voyages of Doctor Doolittle

MacGregor, Ellen Miss Pickerell series

MacLachlan, Patricia Sarah, Plain and Tall

Marhsall, Peter The Light and the Glory for children

Massi, Jeri The Bridge, Crown and Jewel, The Two Collars

McSwigan, Marie Snow Treasure

Norton, Mary The Borrowers series

O’Brien, Robert C Mrs. Frisby and The Rats on Nimh

Paterson, Katherine Bridge to Terabithia

Petry, Ann Harriet Tubman:  Conductor on the Underground Railroad

Rhodes, Bennie Christopher Columbus (any others in the Sower Series)

Rose, Mary Catherine Clara Barton: Soldier of Mercy

Salten, Felix Bambi

Selden, George The Cricket in Times Square

Sewell, Anna Black Beauty

Snicket, Lemony A Series of Unfortunate Events

Sobel, Donald Encyclopedia Brown

Sorensen, Virginia Plain Girl

Speare, Elizabeth George The Sign of the Beaver

Sperry, Armstrong John Paul Jones: Fighting Sailor

Spyri, Johanna Heidi

Steele, William O. Buffalo Knife

Taylor, Mildred Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry

Travers, Pamela Mary Poppins

Wiggin, Kate D. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Wilder, Laura Ingalls Little House on the Prairie series

Yates, Elizabeth Carolina’s Courage

 

Heritage Christian School

Grade 5

Summer Book Report

 

Name _______________________________________________________________________

 

Parent’s Signature ___________________________________________________________

 

Title of Book ________________________________________________________________

 

Author ______________________________________________ Number of pages_______

 

Setting (time and place) ______________________________________________________

 

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Main characters (name & briefly describe each) ________________________________

 

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Summary of the story using complete sentences. (must write 10-12 sentences with correct spelling, grammar, and capitalization).

 

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Grade 6

 

Dear Parents:

Welcome to our summer reading program - Patriot Read!  Its purpose is to expose our students to good books – books that will enrich the mind, character and spirit of Heritage students during summer break.  We want to encourage a lifelong love of reading.

Many of the books can be found in the public library.  HCS also has some of these books available for loan.

Students entering grade 6 select one book from the book list. After reading the book, complete the summer book report form. (see attached) Parents need to sign the report and your child will give it to his teacher on the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.  The report will be graded and will be the student’s first Language test grade.  Deduction of points will be made each day it is late.  Any student not completing the report after one week will receive a zero.

Participating students entering 1st – 6th grade will join in a Patriot Picnic and games during a school-day afternoon.

 

Alcott, Louisa May Little Women

Anderson, Hans Christian The Fir Tree, The Little Match Girl, The Nightingale

Averill, Esther Cartier Sails the St. Lawrence

Burnett, Frances Hodgson The Little Princess

Avi Night Journeys, Crispin

Baker, Nina Brown Amerigo Vespucci

Barrie, James Peter Pan

Baum, L. Frank The Wizard of Oz

Batson, Wayne Thomas The Door Within

Battie, Natalie Tuck Everlasting

Bishop Clair Twenty and Ten

Blades, Ann Mary of Mile 18

Bliven Jr., Bruce The American Revolution, The Story of D-Day

Blos, Joan A Gathering of Days

Branley, Franklyn M. Darkness in Daytime, Oxygen Keeps You Alive, Roots Are Food Finders, Sunshine Makes the Seasons

Brink, Carol R. Andy Buckram’s Tin Men, Caddie Woodlawn

Bronson, Wilfrid S. Pinto’s Journey

Burnett, Frances H. The Secret Garden, The Little Princess

Burnford, Sheila The Incredible Journey

Burton, Hester In Spite of all the Terror

Canfield, Dorothy Understood Betsy

Carmer, Carl Henry Hudson: Captain of Ice Bound Seas

Carr, Mary Jane Children of the Covered Wagon

Carroll, Lewis Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Cleary, Beverly Dear Mr. Henshaw

Colver, Anne The Bread and Butter Journey, The Bread and Butter Indian

Crofford, Emily The Frontier Surgeons: The Story of the Mayo Brothers

Dalgliesh, Alice America Builds Homes: The Story of the First Colonies, Ride on the Wind

D’Aulaire, Edgar & Ingri Abraham Lincoln

Daugherty, James Daniel Boone, Poor Richard, The Landing of the Pilgrims

Davidson, Margaret Louis Braille

DeAngeli, Marguerite Thee, Hannah

DeJong, Meindert Far Out the Long Canal, The House of Sixty Fathers, The Last Little Cat, Smoke Above the Lane, The Wheel on the School

DeLeeuw, Adele George Rogers Clark

DiCamillo, Kate The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

Dodge, Mary M. Hans Brinker or the Silver Skates

DuBois, William Pene The Giant, Twenty-one Balloons

Edmonds, Walter D. The Matchlock Gun, Two Logs Crossing

Enright, Elizabeth The Four-Story Mistake, Gone-Away Lake, The Saturdays, Spiderweb for Two, Thimble Summer

Epstein, Sam & Beryl George Washington Carver

Estes, Eleanor Ginger Pye, The Hundred Dresses, The Moffats

Ferris, Jeri Go Free or Die: A Story About Harriet Tubman, Walking the Road to Freedom: A Story About Sojourner Truth

Forbes, Esther America’s Paul Revere

Foster, Genevieve The World of William Penn, 1776-Year of Independence, George Washington’s World

Fritz, Jean Series: Can’t You Make Them Behave, King George?, Early Thunder

Funke, Cornelia Inkheart

Gibson, Fred Old Yeller

Giff, Patricia Reilly Lily’s Crossing

Graff, Steward & Polly Ann Helen Keller: Toward the Light

Grahame, Kenneth Wind in the Willows, The Reluctant Dragon

Henry, Marguerite Misty of Chincoteague, Justin Morgan Had a Horse

Hunt, Irene Across Five Aprils

Hutchens, Paul Sugar Creek Gang (any of the books)

Keller, Helen The Story of My Life

Kellogg, Steven Johnny Appleseed

Kipling, Rudyard The Elephant’s Child, Just So Stories

Knight, Eric Lassie Come Home

Kurelek, William They Sought a New World

Lamb, Charles and May Tales from Shakespeare

Lawlor, Laurie Addie Across the Prairie

Lee, Susan & John Sam and John Adams

Lewis, C.S. Chronicles of Narnia books

Lensky, Lois Bayou Suzette, Cotton in My Sack, To Be a Logger, Strawberry Girl

Lewis, C.S. Chronicles of Narnia books

Lindgren, Astrid Pippi Longstocking, Mio, My Son

Lupica, Mike Heat

MacGregor, Ellen Miss Pickerell series

MacLachlan, Patricia Sarah, Plain and Tall

Marhsall, Peter The Light and the Glory for children

Massi, Jeri The Bridge, Crown and Jewel, The Two Collars

Merrill, Jean The Toothpaste Millionaire

Norton, Mary The Borrowers series

O’Dell, Scott Island of the Blue Dolphins

Rawlings, Marjorie The Yearling

Rawls, Wilson Where the Red Fern Grows

Rhodes, Bennie Christopher Columbus (any others in the Sower Series)

Rose, Mary Catherine Clara Barton: Soldier of Mercy

Salten, Felix Bambi

Snicket, Leomy Series of Unfortunate Events

Sobel, Donald Encyclopedia Brown

Sperry, Armstrong John Paul Jones: Fighting Sailor

Steele, William O. Buffalo Knife

Taylor, Theodore The Cay

Travers, Pamela Mary Poppins

Tunnell, Michael Candy Bomber

Wiggin, Kate D. Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Wilder, Laura Ingalls Little House on the Prairie series

Yates, Elizabeth Carolina’s Courage

 

Heritage Christian School

Grade 6

Summer Book Report

 

Name _______________________________________________________________________

 

Parent’s Signature ___________________________________________________________

 

Title of Book ________________________________________________________________

 

Author ______________________________________________ Number of pages_______

 

Setting (time and place) ______________________________________________________

 

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Main characters (name & briefly describe each) ________________________________

 

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Summary of the story using complete sentences. (must write 10-12 sentences with correct spelling, grammar, and capitalization).

 

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First and Second Grade

Summer Book Report

 

Name ______________________________________________________________________________

 

Title of Book ________________________________________________________________________

 

Author of Book ______________________________________________________________________

 

Draw a picture and write 3 short sentences which describe your favorite part of the book.

 

 

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Third and Fourth Grade

Summer Book Report

 

Name ______________________________________________________________________________

 

Title of Book ________________________________________________________________________

 

Author of Book ______________________________________________________________________

 

Who were the main characters?  _________________________________________________________

 

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When and where did it happen?  _________________________________________________________

 

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Give a summary of the story using complete sentences.  (must be 6-8 sentences with correct spelling,

grammar, and capitalization). Use back of report if needed.

 

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Fifth and Sixth Grade

Summer Book Report

 

Name ______________________________________________________________________________

 

Title of Book ________________________________________________________________________

 

Author of Book ______________________________________________________________________

 

Who were the main characters?  _________________________________________________________

 

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When and where did it happen?  _________________________________________________________

 

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Give a summary of the story using complete sentences.  (must be 10-12 sentences with correct spelling,

grammar, and capitalization). Use back of report if needed.

 

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Seventh and Eighth Grade

Summer Book Report

 

Name ______________________________________________________________________________

 

Title of Book ________________________________________________________________________

 

Author of Book ______________________________________________________________________

 

Who were the main characters?  __________________________________________________________

 

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What is the setting and time period of the story?  _____________________________________________

 

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Describe the main plot in 5-6 complete sentences. ____________________________________________

 

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What happened at the climax of the story?  __________________________________________________

 

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Senior High Summer Reading Requirements

 

Heritage Christian School does not endorse any content/concepts in these or any others books which are contrary to the Bible (Philippians 4:8 is our primary guide in book selection).  Our desire in preparing this list is to help Christian parents in selecting appropriate books for their children and to encourage students (and adults) to develop their love for reading as they also enhance their reading skills by selecting and reading helpful, wholesome, challenging and enjoyable books this summer.

 

Choose one of the books listed below or a book by any of the approved authors; read it completely, then write a critical book review (see instructions and sample).  

 

Recommended Books

 

Aldrich, Bess Streeter

  • A Lantern in Her Hand

 

Anderson, Courtney

  • To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson

 

Austen, Jane

  • Emma
  • Mansfield Park
  • Persuasion
  • Pride & Prejudice
  • Sense & Sensibility

 

Bacon, Ernest W.

  • Spurgeon

 

Bailey, Faith Cox

  • Adoniram Judson: America’s First Foreign Missionary
  • George Mueller
  • D. L. Moody: The Greatest Evangelist of the Nineteenth Century

 

Barton, David

  • The Bulletproof George Washington

 

Benson, Kathleen

  • A Man Called Martin Luther

 

Bjorn, Thyra Ferre

  • Papa’s Wife

 

Blackmore, Richard D.

  • Lorna Doone

 

Bone, Gratia Hyde and Hall, Mary Hyde

  • The Life and Letters of Praying Hyde

 

Brainerd, David, ed. Jonathan Edwards

  • Autobiography of David Brainerd

 

Brainton, Roland

  • Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther

 

Bronte, Charlotte

  • Jane Eyre

 

Brown, Liane I.

  • Refuge

 

Browning, Elizabeth Barret

  • Sonnets from the Portuguese

 

Buchan, James

  • The Expendable Mary Slessor

 

Bunyan, John

  • Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

 

Canfield, Carolyn

  • One Vision Only

 

Carson, Clarence

  • Basic History of the United States

 

Cartwright, Peter

  • Autobiography of Peter Cartwright

 

Catton, Bruce

  • Banners at Shenandoah

 

Cecil, Richard

  • Life of John Newton

 

Choe, Leona

  • Andrew Murray: Apostle of Abiding Love

 

Clinton, Iris

  • Young Man in a Hurry

 

Collins, David R.

  • Abraham Lincoln

Cooper, James Fenimore

  • The Deerslayer
  • The Last of the ohicans
  • The Pathfinder
  • The Pioneers
  • The Prairie

 

Crosby, Fanny

  • An Autobiography

 

D’Aubigne, J. H.

  • Life and Times of Martin Luther

 

Davey, Cyril

  • Horseman of the King
  • On the Clouds to China

 

Davis, Rebecca

  • With Daring Faith

 

De Cervantes, Miguel

  • Don Quixote

 

Defoe, Daniel

  • The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe

 

Dengler, Sandy

  • Fanny Crosby: Writer of 8,000 Songs
  • John Bunyan: Writer of pilgrim’s Progress
  • Susanna Wesley: Servant of God

 

Dick, Lois Hoadley

  • Amy Carmichael: Let the Little Children Come
  • False Coin, True Coin
  • Isobel Kuhn

 

Dickens, Charles

  • David Copperfield
  • Great Expectations
  • Nicholas Nickleby
  • Oliver Twist
  • Tale of Two Cities

 

Douglas, W. M.

  • Andrew Murray and His Message

 

Dumas, Alexandre

  • The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Three Musketeers

 

Elliot, Elisabeth

  • A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
  • Through Gates of Splendor
  • Shadow of the Almighty
  • The Life and Testament of Jim Elliot

 

Ellis, William T.

  • Billy Sunday

 

English, Schuyler E.

  • By Life and By Death: Excerpts from the Diary and Letters of John Stam

 

Enock, Ester

  • Mary Slessor

 

Erskine, John T.

  • Missionary for God

 

Everett, Betty Steele

  • Sawdust Preacher: The Story of Billy Sunday

 

Finnie, Kellsye

  • William Carey: Missionary Pioneer

Foxe, John

  • The Acts and Monuments of These Latter and Perilous Days

 

Fullerton, W. Y.

  • Spurgeon: London’s Most Popular Preacher

 

Garton, N.

  • George Mueller and His Orphans

 

Goforth, Rosalind

  • Goforth of China

 

Hale, Edward Everett

  • The Man Without a Country

 

Hautiz, Esther

  • The Endless Steppe

 

Hawthorne, Nathaniel

  • The Great Stone Face
  • The House of Seven Gables
  • The Marble Faun

 

Hole, Dorothy

  • Margaret Thatcher: Britain’s Prime Minister

 

Hunt, Irene

  • Across Five Aprils
  • Up a Road Slowly

 

Hunter, Christine

  • Gladys Aylward: The Little Woman

 

Irving, Washington

  • The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

 

Johnson, R. K.

  • Builder of Bridges

 

Johnson, William J.

  • Robert E. Lee, the Christian

 

Kipling, Rudyard

  • Captains Courageous

 

Latham, Jean Lee

  • Carry on, Mr. Bowditch

 

LeTourneau, R. G.

  • Mover of Men and Mountains

 

Marshall, Peter

  • The Light and the Glory
  • From Sea to Shining Sea (sequel)

 

Nordhoff, Charles & Hall, James N.

  • Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Men Against the Sea
  • Pitcairn’s Island

 

Pollock, John

  • Amazing Grace: John Newton’s Story

 

Popov, Haralan

  • Tortured for His Faith

 

Rawls, Wilson

  • Where the Red Fern Grows

 

Scott, Sir Walter

  • Ivanhoe

 

Stuart, Jesse

  • The Thread That Runs So True

 

Ten Boom, Corrie

  • Prison Letters

 

Wallace, Lew

  • Ben-Hur

 

Washington, Booker T.

  • Up From Slavery

 

Wilson, Walter

  • Just What the Doctor Ordered

 

Yates, Elizabeth

  • The Journeyman
  • Hue and Cry (sequel)

Approved Authors

 

Mystery/Thriller – a suspenseful story about a puzzling event that is not solved until the end of the story

Terri Blackstock

Colleen Coble

Dee Henderson

Tim Downs

Brandilyn Collins (Crimson Eve and Deceit are not approved)

Ted Dekker (The Bride Collector is not approved)

Alton Gansky

Linda Hall

Harry Lee Kraus

Frank Peretti

Mindy Starns Clark

Robert Whitlow

 

Historical Fiction – a fictional story with real and invented characters that takes place during a historical time.

Francine Rivers

*Julie Klassen

Lynn Austin

Liz Curtis Higgs

Lori Wick

Janette Oke

Tracie Peterson

Lawana Blackwell

Colleen Coble

*Richard Hackett, Jr.

Kristen Heitzman

Tom Pollack

*Jack Cavanaugh

Michael Phillips

Bodie Thoene

Jerry Jenkins

Beverly Lewis

 

Christian Living/Self-Improvement – all of the information is based on true facts and is not made up.  A good type of book to read when you are trying to improve a specific area of your life

*Follow critical book review instructions

Paul Chappell

Terri Chappell

John Goetsch

Carey Schmidt

John C. Maxwell

René Ouellette

Paul Schwanke

Tom Farrell

Kurt Skelley

Eldon Martens

Don Sisk

 

Fantasy  - a story including elements that are impossible such as talking animals or super powers

*Jim Kraus

*Homer Hickam

*Jon S. Lewis

Ted Dekker

Sigmund Brower

Stephen Lawhead

 

Westerns (very similar to historical fiction)

*Tracie Peterson

Lori Copeland

Amanda Cabot

*Karen Witemeyer

Melody Carlson

Colleen Coble

Lauraine Snelling

*Lynn Morris

 

Biography – the story of a real person’s life written by another person

*Follow personal research report instructions

 

Autobiography – the story of a real person’s life that is written by that person.

*Follow personal research report instructions

 

*I have not personally read these authors, but they all have good reviews.

 

Critical Book Review

 

A critical book review is not a book report.  It is a scholarly evaluation of a fiction or nonfiction book.  The purpose of the critical boo review is to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the work, supporting your opinions with examples from the work itself.  The total length of a critical book review should be 1 ½ to 2 pages.

 

Components of a critical book review:

 

  1. Use MLA formatting (see attached example).

 

  1. Introduction (paragraph 1) – Introduce the title, author, book type and theme I an interesting first sentence. Summarize the book in two or three sentences.  Close your introductory paragraph with your thesis statement giving three points of evaluation.

 

3.Proof of thesis (paragraphs 2-4) -  Begin each paragraph with a topic sentence stating one of the points of evaluation in the thesis.  Use incidents, details and quotations to illustrate and support the

evaluation you stated in the topic sentence for each paragraph of the body.  Quotations should be (1)

introduced and (2) cited parenthetically by putting the page number in parentheses after the closing

quotation marks but before the period.  End each paragraph of the body with a clincher sentence that

restates the paragraph’s main points without using a quotation.

4.Conclusion (paragraph 5) -  Begin the concluding paragraph with a restatement of your thesis.  Give

your thoughts about the overall value of the book, the importance and truthfulness of the theme.  You

may make a prediction about the future popularity of the book or recommend it to other readers for

specific reasons.

 

Examples of poorly written and well written thesis statements:

Poor:  This is a good book, and I really enjoyed it.

Better:  Although Stevenson’s classic The Black Arrow contains many historical inaccuracies, it is enjoyable for its exciting plot and realistic characters.  (gives three specific points of evaluation)

Poor: I learned much from this book.

Better: Nathaniel Howthorne’s The Scarlet Letter effectively uses symbolism and realistic characters to illustrate the consequences of sin on the individual.  (three specific points that include evaluating the author’s style and theme)

 

Your name

Mrs. Pam Brown

English

19 August 2015

The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain

The Innocents Abroad by Mark Twain takes the reader on a picturesque tour of Europe and the Holy Land in the late 1860s.  Twain’s hard-to impress persona illustrates his point that the best American tourists will approach destinations with a fresh outlook unencumbered by the ostentatious descriptions of the tour book.  Twain shares the joys and difficulties of travel in foreign lands and includes interesting places and people he encounters. Though some of his stereotyped descriptions of nationalities seem out of place today, the overall effect of his stories is delightful.  Throughout the book, Twain entertains the reader through realistic dialects, witty observations and convincing characterizations.

Twain’s use of dialect captures the reader’s imagination.  The speech of the Roman guide who speaks some English is a vivid example.  He answers a ridiculous question with “Oh,…genteelmen! Zis is two thousan’ year before he is born” (28).  When excited to show them a special letter, he says, “Come wis me, genteelmen!...I show you ze letter writing by Christopher Colombo!” (29).  Use of realistic dialect does  much to bring the various personalities to life.

Along with using realistic dialect, Twain entertains the reader through giving witty observations.  He captures the frustration of raveling in a land where the language is foreign by observing that “guides know about enough English to tangle everything up so that a man can make neither head nor tail of it” (29).  He explains that the shops claiming to have English-speaking salespersons are often fraudulent traps with no such English-speaking clerk. In addition, Twain points out that Michael Angelo is so aggrandized in Italy that “in Pisa he designed everything but the old shot-tower [the leaning tower of Pisa], and they would have attributed that to him if it had not been so awfully out of the perpendicular” (28).  Over and over, Twain’s sarcastic wit brings a smile to the reader.

Though dialect and wit are important, Twain’s best entertaining is done through his convincing characterizations.  A vivid example of his humorous character development occurs in his description of the Roman tour guide they encounter.  Twain explains that tour guides are addicted to creating “ecstasies of admiration” (29). Ferguson, as Twain names all his guides, lives up to this character assessment by incessantly seeking something extraordinary to impress Twain and his companions and by being crestfallen when they fail to respond as he expects.  The characterization of Mark Twain and his two traveling companions is another strong example. The bored tourists have tired of hearing the praises of Michael Angelo, but they fully enjoy harassing the tour guide with their indifference and their idiotic questions. The question “Is he dead?” (30) confounds the tour guide when the subject is a three-thousand-year-old mummy.  Believable characters are recognized and enjoyed by the reader.

An entertaining and enjoyable read results from Mark Twain’s use of dialect, witty observations and convincing characterizations.  As the reader travels with him through the Strait of Gibraltar and on through Europe, he sees the much-revered tourist points of interest in a uniquely American way, which is, after all, Twain’s point.  This book will continue to be a favorite example of the best of Mark Twain’s travel writing.