Summer Reading Assignment #1 - All Grade Levels
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All CMS students are required to read Freak the Mighty,
by Rodman Philbrick, and respond to the following prompt:
Often in works of literature, a character’s sense of self changes and grows as s/he journeys through life. In Freak the Mighty, Max’s sense of self clearly grows over the course of the novel.
As you read the book, make sure you pay attention to and take notes on specific moments where Max reveals something about his sense of self. Be thorough, but you don’t need more than ten examples/moments. You will use these notes to write your paper back at school in September. (DO NOT write this paper over the summer.)
Links for the 6th grade organizer are below.
(You can choose to use the GoogleDoc or print out a Microsoft Word Doc)
(7th and 8th graders should take notes without an organizer)
Make a Recommendation!
A Note to CMS Families:
We believe that reading for pleasure builds lifelong learners. We hope that you and your children will explore this collection of great reads, luxuriating in the genres you already love and maybe finding something new to enjoy.
Summer Reading Assignment #2: All Grade Levels
All students are required to read 2 books (of choice)
in addition to Freak the Mighty.
Please keep track of the titles/authors on a reading log - a link is provided below. This log will be turned in to your English teacher in September. Remember to have a parent sign the log before you submit it.
Recommendations from CMS departments
Looking for recommendations?
Click on the tabs at the top of the page for English and Library recommendations from this year, as well as
recommendations from previous years. These books have been enjoyed by current middle school students.