Grade 8 Avi Edward Bloor Orson Scott Card Kiera Cass Sandra Cisneros Cassandra Clare (gr. 9+) Suzanne Collins Caroline B. Cooney Robert Cormier Priscilla Cummings Julie Reece Deaver Sarah Dessen Carl Deuker Sharon Draper Anne Frank John Greene Margaret Peterson Haddix Mary Downing Hahn Anthony Horowitz Julie Kagawa Jackie Koeller Jon Krakauer (adult) Madeline L'Engle C. S. Forrester Mike Lupica Kate Marsh Wendy Mass Stephanie Meyer Walter Dean Myers Patrick O?Brian James Patterson Alan Paton (adult) Gary Paulsen Rodman Philbrick Jodi Picoult (adult) Francine Prose (adult) Philip Pullman Ann Rinaldi Rick Riordan S.L. Rottman Rainbow Rowell (adult) Pam Munoz Ryan Louis Sachar Neal Shusterman Jordan Sonnenblick Nicholas Sparks (adult) Jeannette Walls (adult) Gabriella Zevin Al l Grades Graphic Novel s Jeff Smith Raina Telgemeir Doug Tenpoli This summer reading brochure is al so avail abl e on-l ine at https://goo.gl/Hep52U SUMMER EVENTS @ t he Berl in-Peck Memorial Library Librarians' Favorit e Aut hors Fict ion Laurie H. Anderson Avi Ann Brashares Meg Cabot Ally Carter Eoin Colfer Suzanne Collins Caroline B. Cooney Chris Crutcher Karen Cushman Kate DiCamillo Sharon Draper Shannon Gale Linda Gerber Michael Grant Kevin Henkes Carl Hiaasen Anthony Horowitz Eva Ibbotson Gordon Korman Mercedes Lackey Tanith Lee Pitticus Lore Marie Lu David Lubar Mike Lupica Anne McCaffrey Robin McKinley Catherine Gilbert Murdoch Walter Dean Myers Katherine Paterson Gary Paulsen Richard Peck Tamora Pierce Terry Prachett Philip Reeves Ann Rinaldi Rick Riordan Veronica Roth Neal Shusterman Jerry Spinelli Jordan Sonnenblick Rachel Vail Scott Westerfeld Chris Wooding Jacqueline Woodson Gabrielle Zevin Non-Fict ion Thomas B. Allen H. G. Bissinger James Bradley Joseph Bruchac Lynn Curlee Joy Hakim James Herriot Phillip M. Hoose Kathleen Krull Julius Lester Russell Freedman David McCullough Melton Melzer Jim Murphy Marilyn Nelson Robert Sabuda Steve Sheinkin Seymour Simon James L. Swanson Learn t o Code f or t he Very Beginner Wed., Jul y 8 @ 6:30 PM Using LightBot, a fun iPad app, learn one of the fundamentals of programming. Space is limited. Registration is required. For ages 12+. @ t he Berl in-Peck Memorial Library BEGINS JUNE 18 berl inpeck.org/ t eens The reading you do f or school earns you ent ries int o weekl y drawings f or prize packs and a Grand Prize drawing. Just use your Wandoo account t o l og your books onl ine. Pr i z es i n c m o Pr al i ne l ud e: vi e t i ck ?s cou p on et s, b oo k s, v i d e s, ear o ga b ud gi f t me s, i T car d s u s, f o n es , od & mo r e. Jewel ryWorks! Tuesdays, Jul y 7, 14 & 21 f rom 6-7:30 PM Create different types of jewelry with Debbie Jaffe. Space is limited. Registration is required. For those entering grades 8-12. T.A.B. (Teen Advisory Board) Wednesday, Jul y 15 @ 6:30 PM Game on! Play with our Wii U or Xbox One, or bring your own portable game system. Snacks provided. Registration is appreciated. For those entering grades 6+. Set t l ers of Cat an Sat urday, Jul y 18 f rom 1-3 PM A fast-paced strategy board game where the goal is island domination. No experience necessary. Space is limited. Registration is required. For ages 12+. Improve Your Improv! Tuesdays, Jul y 28 & August 11 Learn improv basics and techniques, then come together to prepare for an improv showcase @ the New Britain Museum of American Art. Space is limited. Registration is required. For those entering grades 8+. T.A.B. (Teen Advisory Board) Wednesday, Jul y 29 & August 12 @ 6:30 PM Agenda TBA. Board games, crafts, movie, it's up to you. Snacks provided. Registration is appreciated. For those entering grades 6+. Quest ions? Cont act : Berl in Peck Memorial Library 234 Kensingt on Road Image here Quest ions? Cont act : Berl in Peck Memorial Library 234 Kensingt on Road Berl in, CT (860) 828-7125 berlinpeck.org Summer Reading Program & Book Log @ https:/ / wandooreader.com/ berlinpeck/ unmask McGee Middl e School 828 Norton Road Berlin, CT 06037 (860) 828-03 www.berlinschools.org/ page.cfm?p=524 Berl in-Peck Memorial Library Office Summer Hours: M - F 7 AM - 3:30 PM Summer Hours: M - Th 10 AM - 8 PM F 10 AM - 5 PM Sa 10 AM - 4 PM 234 Kensington Road Berlin, CT 06037 (860) 828-7125 www.berlinpeck.org/ Cat herine M. McGee Middl e School & Berl in-Peck Memorial Library May 27, 2015 Dear Parents, As you are well aware, reading is an essential skill. The fortunate who have learned to read effectively are positively impacted throughout their lives. As a matter of fact, research shows that adults with poor literacy skills are ten times more likely to live in poverty than those who possess strong skills in literacy. It is with a sense of urgency that we reach out for your help in encouraging young people to find books that inspire, serve as journeys of the mind, and offer life lessons. At McGee, we have teamed with the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library to continue the important habit of reading during the summer through the Summer Reading Program. To ensure that students have the opportunity to interact with the text from carefully selected literature, they are expected to complete specific reading and writing assignments, that can be found in the "Instructions for Students" section of this brochure. Please note that summer work must be completed and returned to Integrated Language Arts class on the first day of school as relevant experiences related to the text are planned. McGee students will also participate in the Governor?s Summer Reading Challenge. Students are required to document the titles of every book read during the summer (including the three required for McGee) using Wandoo @ wandooreader.com/berlinpeck/unmask , an online reading program tracker shared with the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library. Students will print their Wandoo reading log and give it to their Reading teachers on the first day of school. The Berlin-Peck Memorial Library?s online summer reading program for teens is called ?Unmask.? Students use their Wandoo accounts, and the reading they log for school counts toward entries into weekly prize-pack drawings and challenges as well as a Grand Prize drawing. Events include Settlers of Catan, Learn to Code for Beginners, Gaming and more. Details will be available on the library website at www.berlinpeck.org . Thank you in advance for your support as it is critical in reinforcing our expectation that all students participate in our Summer Reading Program. We wish you a restful summer and look forward to meeting your children in late August at McGee and enjoying the summer programs at the Berlin-Peck Library. You can be assured of engaging learning experiences. Sincerely, Salvatore Urso Principal McGee Middle School Helen Malinka Library Director Berlin-Peck Memorial Library Inst ruct ions t o St udent s 1. Grade 6: Read Swindle by Gordon Korman. Develop a question you would like to ask the author. You can address his writing style, character development, setting, or events in the book as a few examples. In writing record the question and : - At least two reasons for your question Favorite part of the book One goal to improve your own writing in grade 6 One goal to improve your reading in grade 6 Grades 7 and 8: Read one Gordon Korman novel that is appropriate for your reading and maturity levels. Develop a question you would like to ask the author. You can address his writing style, character development, setting, or events in the book as a few examples. Record in writing your question and the following: - At least two reasons for your question - Favorite part of the book - One goal to improve your own writing in grade 7 and 8 2. Select and read at least two other free choice books and prepare a book talk for one of the books. Directions for the book talk and acceptable accompanying visuals can be found in this brochure. 3. List every book you read this summer in your online Wandoo reading log. 4. Bring the following items to your reading teacher on the first day of school: - A written response describing your question for Gordon Korman - A visual and all materials needed to present your book talk. - A print-out of your reading log. GORDON KORMAN BIOGRAPHY Welcome to the wonderful worldof a regular guy who just happened to write 80-something books for kids and teens. I was born on October 23, 1963 in Montreal, Canada, and grew up mostly in the Toronto area. My writing career began virtually by accident when I was in 7th grade. The track and field coach had to teach English. For creative writing, he gave us total freedom to work on whatever we wanted for the rest of the year. It was February. That added up to a class period per day for more than four months. The result was my first novel, This Can?t Be Happening at Macdonald Hall. I sent my manuscript to Scholastic because I was the class monitor for Scholastic Book Orders, and figured I was practically an employee. Seriously. (Full disclosure: my mom had to type my book for me.) It was a totally flukey and random way to launch a publishing career, but here?s the thing: It worked! This Can?t Be Happening at Macdonald Hall was published by Scholastic when I was a freshman in high school, and I was on my way.I?ve been writing for more than three-quarters of my life. My books have been translated into close to 30 languages and have sold over 25 million copies worldwide. I have a BFA degree from New York University with a major in Dramatic Writing and a minor in Film and TV. I now live on Long Island, outside New York City, with my wife and family. When I?m not writing, you can usually find me driving one of my three kids to some practice or rehearsal or game. Either that, or I?m on the road, appearing at schools, libraries, and bookstores, meeting my readers. From ?About Gordon Korman.? Gordon Korman. 2013. Web. <http:/ / gordonkorman.com/ more-resources/ about-gordon-korman-2>. Book Tal king: Sel l Your Book t o Your Cl ass! Creat e one of t he responses t o one of your f ree-choice books. 1. Find or write a song or poem that relates to the theme of your book. Perform/ recite it and explain how it relates to the book?s theme. 2. Draw a comic book page complete with bubble-style conversations showing an incident in your book. (Comics Head is a Chrome app that allows you to create comics. ReadWriteThink has a Comic Creator at http:/ / www.readwritethink.org/ classroom-resources/ student-interactives/ comic-creator-30021.html 3. Use a journalistic style and write a news story about something that happened to one of the characters. (ReadWriteThink?s Printing Press will make it look like a story in a newspaper, http:/ / www.readwritethink.org/ files/ resources/ interactives/ Printing_Press 4. Make a poster advertising your book. (ReadWriteThink?s Printing Press to make brochures and flyers at http:/ / www.readwritethink.org/ files/ resources/ interactives/ Printing_Press. Jukebox also has a free on-line poster creator at http:/ / www.jukeboxprint.com/ editor/ poster_creator.php. A free Chrome app that includes poster creation is LucidPress Layout and Design.) 5. Make a travel brochure inviting tourists to visit the setting of the book. What types of activities would there be for them to attend? (Smore at https:/ / www.smore.com is a free on-line site for making flyers. Use ReadWriteThink?s Printing Press to make brochures and flyers at http:/ / www.readwritethink.org/ files/ resources/ interactives/ Printing_Press. A free Chrome app that includes brochure creation is LucidPress Layout and Design.) 6. Create a radio ad for your book. Write out a script and make an audio recording with background music. (Audacity is a free computer program for audio recording.) 7. Make a video about your book. (The Google App WeVideo is a free movie--making app. The Chrome app Magisto - Magical Video Editor is also free.) Choose from the following: - Become an "on-the-scene" news reporter and create a field report on a major scene from the book. - Create a video diary (like the "confessionals" on reality shows) from the perspective of a dynamic character in the book. Provide the characters thoughts about the main conflicts in the story. - Become a movie director / producer and re-create at least one scene that shows a major part of the story. 8. Design a movie poster for the book that you read. Cast the major characters in the book with real actors and actresses. Remember, it should be PERSUASIVE; you want people to come see the movie. (A free Chrome app that includes poster creation is LucidPress Layout and Design. Jukebox has a free on-line poster creator at http:/ / www.jukeboxprint.com/ editor/ poster_creator.php . 9. Create a movie trailer for your book. (The Google App WeVideo is a free movie--making app. The Chrome app Magisto - Magical Video Editor is also free. Animoto is good, but no longer free for longer videos.) McGee's Favorit e Aut hors Your Integrated Language Arts (I.L.A.) teachers, school and town librarians, and fellow students created the following authors lists for your summer reading pleasure. Grade 6 Kathi Appelt Avi Judy Blume Eve Bunting Matt Christopher Andrew Clements Suzanne Collins Caroline B. Cooney Sharon Creech Kate DiCamillo Jeanne DuPrau Ralph Fletcher Neil Gaiman Margaret Peterson Haddix Mary Downing Hahn Anthony Horowitz Erin Hunter Peg Kehret Jeff Kinney Gordon Korman Natalie Lloyd Mike Lupica Patricia MacLachlan C. S. Lewis Cynthia Lord Lauren Oliver Christopher Paolini James Patterson Gary Paulsen Mitali Perkins Marlene Perez Rick Riordan John H. Ritter Veronica Roth J.K. Rowling Louis Sacher Graham Salisbury Neal Shusterman Jerry Spinelli Rich Wallace Sarah Weeks E.B. White Grade 7 Judy Blume S. A. Bodeen Suzanne Collins Caroline B. Cooney Christopher Paul Curtiss Roald Dahl James Dashner Carl Deuker Sarah Dessen Richard Paul Evans John Flanagan Margaret Peterson Haddix Mary Downing Hahn Phillip M. Hoose Anthony Horowitz Jeff Kinney Gordon Korman Lois Lowry Mike Lupica Jonathan Maberry Lisa McMann Marissa Meyer Stephanie Meyer Walter Dean Myers Brandon Mull James Patterson Gary Paulsen Pittacus Lore Rick Riordan Sarah Shepherd (gr. 9+) Neal Shusterman Holly Sloan Alexander Gordon Smith (gr. 9+) Jordan Sonneblick Nicholas Sparks Jerry Spinelli Rachel Ward Scott Westerfield Doug Wilhelm See recommendations for grade 8 and from the librarian's on the back page.
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