Summer 2015 Reading Information

As a way to keep students involved in a successful reading program, a summer reading list has been compiled for each grade level. Below are links to specific summer reading information for our incoming grades for September 2015.

Click here to print out suggested reading lists for incoming grades 1-2.

Below are summer reading lists for incoming grades 3-8:

  • The book(s) marked with Required is required reading for each grade.
  • RO = Reading Olympics
  • PYRC = Pennsylvania Young Readers' Choice
  • The Library will have all the required books available for purchase during Library/ILA classes May 26 through 29.

2nd Grade Entering 3rd Grade

One Required Book:

Freckle Juice by Judy Blume $5.99

Click here to review additional suggested reading for primary grades.

3rd Grade Entering 4th Grade

Grade 4 students must read the required title only, others are suggestions for additional reading.

Required: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing By Judy Blume $6.99

Stuart Little by E.B. White (RO)

The BFG by Roald Dahl

The Adventures of South Pole Pig by Chris Kurtz (RO)

Jake and Lily by Jerry Spinelli

The Night I Flunked My Field Trip by Henry Winkler (RO)

A Week in the Woods by Andrew Clements

4th Grade Entering 5th Grade

Grade 5 students must read the required title only, others are suggestions for additional reading.

Required: Frindle by Andrew Clements $7.99

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Peterson (RO)

El Deafo by Bell Cece (PYRC)

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen (RO)

Loot by Jude Watson (PYRC)

Rules by Cynthia Lord

Savvy by Ingrid Law (RO)

5th Grade Entering 6th Grade

Grade 6 students must read the required title as well as at least ONE of the other books listed below.

Required: Powerless by Matthew Cody $6.99

Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

Half a Chance by Cyntha Lord (PYRC)

The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond by Brenda Woods (PAYRC)

Double Vision: Code Name 711 by F.T. Bradley (PYRC)

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander (RO & PYRC)

I am Malala (Young Reader’s Edition) by Malala Yousafzai (RO)

Fish in a Tree: A Novel by Lynda Mullaly Hunt (RO)

Zane and the Hurricane: A Story of Katrina by Philbrick Rodman (RO & PYRC)

6th Grade Entering 7th Grade

Two Required Books:

The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm $16.99

Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson $8.99

7th Grade Entering 8th Grade

Two Required Books:

Counting by Sevens by Holly Sloan $8.99

One Came Home by Amy Timberlake $6.99

Calendar More 

    • WedSep02 Faculty In-Service Day
    • ThuSep03 Faculty In-Service Day
    • TueSep08 Concussion Testing for ALL Fall Athletes - See schedule in notes 12:00 PM

      Concussion Testing Schedule:

      Noon-12:45: 4th Grade and New Students

      12:45-1:30: 5th Grade

      1:30-2: 6th Grade

      2-2:30: 7th Grade

      2:30-3: 8th Grade

News More 

GMA Fall Sports begin on September 8th. The fall program includes field hockey, football and soccer.
Check out the Back to School 2015 page for important links.
GMA 8th grade students look forward to sharing Mercy Spirit as they move on to high school.
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