Rising fifth grade students will be expected to turn in a written product for each one of the three books they have read during the summer.
The requirements for this piece of writing are as follows:
• Students will write an eyewitness account of the main events of the book's plot (story line) from the point of view of one of the main characters. The character will recount the story using the pronoun "I" and will reflect on the events as he/she tells them.
• The required length for each eyewitness account is 200 words minimum and 300 words maximum.
• Correct spelling, mechanics, and sentence structure will be expected as part of the grade on each piece of writing.
• This writing assignment FOR ALL THREE BOOKS is due by the end of the first week of school.
Required of all Students:
A Wrinkle in Time, Madeleine L'Engle. This story follows the adventures of a teenage girl, Meg Murray, as she travels through space and time searching for her father. These travels take her to magical places and force her to come face to face with the evil “IT”. Will Meg be able to rescue her father in time?
Select two from the following:
The House with a Clock in Its Walls, John Bellairs. Excitement, magic, and suspense are combined in this story of a chubby ten-year old boy who comes to live with his uncle, a friendly wizard. Inside the walls of their old house ticks an enchanted clock.
The Phantom Tollbooth, Norton Juster. Milo meets King Azaz the Unabridged; Faintly Macabre, the not so wicked “which”; and others among a collection of the most logically illogical characters ever met on this side or that side of reality.
Any one of The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis not read in fourth grade. This series is your passport to magical lands and enchanted happenings.
Mary Poppins, P. L. Travers. Young Jane and Michael Banks have no idea what’s in store for them when Mary Poppins blows in on the east wind one autumn evening.
Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Paterson. Jess and Leslie become great friends and create a magical kingdom in the woods. The two of them reign as king and queen until a tragedy occurs.
Black Beauty, Anna Sewell. This is the story of a horse’s long and
varied life, from a well-born colt in a pleasant meadow to an elegant carriage horse for a gentleman, to a painfully overworked cab horse…..