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    Dear 6th grade student,


    Welcome to your 6th grade ELA Summer Assignment! While we want you to relax and enjoy your summer vacation, it is also important to continue reading! Therefore, you are required to read EITHER Wonder by R.J. Palacio or Auggie and Me by R.J. Palacio (if you have already read Wonder)  and then complete the following ELA assignments. 

    Along with completing the attached assignment we would also like you to read for at least 30 minutes each day and finish at least two additional books. To help you choose books we have attached a list of books that may interest you.  We tried to provide a diverse menu of options that range in reading level, maturity and interests. We hope you find a book from this list or through the recommendations of a good friend, teacher or local librarian!

    Have a great summer!


    Good luck! –Mrs. Zak, Mrs. Strack, Mrs. Licitra,  Ms. Mustafic


    The following assignment will be due on Friday, September 7, 2018.


    • Read Either Wonder or Auggie and Me by R.J. Palacio. (of course you are welcome to read both!)


    • After reading the book, write a book review for the book you chose on the attached handout.


    • Write a one-page letter to the author, R.J. Palacio. Your letter must include the following:


    An Introduction Paragraph- Tell some background information about yourself, the school and identify the book you read. 


    Two Body Paragraphs- Choose two of the following questions to answer in your letter. (if you want to include more you can!)

    • What was your favorite part of the book?
    • What would you have changed in the book? 
    • Were you able to make a connection to the book? Explain the connection.
    • How did the book change your way of thinking?
    • How did the book inspire you?
    • Who would you recommend this book to?


    ** You may also include questions that you have for R.J. Palacio


    A Concluding Paragraph- Wrap up your letter by restating key ideas and thank her for taking the time to read your letter. 


    • Your response should follow the format of a letter. Please see the formatting template below.
    • Your response must be written in complete sentences.
    • Your response MUST be typed, double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12-point font.


     Letter Template: (Please type- see requirements above)




    Dear Ms. Palacio,


                      Paragraph 1: Introduction

                      Paragraph 2: Choose a question to respond to from the list above

                      Paragraph 3: Choose a question to respond to from the list above

                      Paragraph 4: Conclusion  




    (insert your name)




    Name _________________________  Class # _________   Date ________________

    Book Review

    Directions: Write a book review for either Wonder or Auggie and Me.  Remember to write  in COMPLETE SENTENCES.

    Book: ________________________________

    1) How many stars would you give this book?

    Explanation:  ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________222) What was your favorite part of the book? Explain.

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ . 3) What was your least favorite part? Explain.

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ . 4) Is there any part of the book you would change?

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ . 5) Would you recommend this book to a friend? Explain your response.




    Welcome to the sixth grade Literacy and Social Studies website!

    First, we would like to begin by welcoming you to the 6th grade.  We are looking forward to getting to know each and everyone of you, and we are looking forward to a wonderful year of development and progress.
    This is your Literacy webpage.  This website is going to be a very valuable resource for you this year as it is a way to stay connected with our classroom work at home!
    Please feel free to email us with any questions or concerns at:
    Ms. Licitra- llicitr@schools.nyc.gov
    Ms. Berkowitz- hberkow@schools.nyc.gov
    Ms. Zak- hzak2@schools.nyc.gov