Grade 6
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Remember to read throughout the summer to maintain reading level, continue critical thinking, and expand your knowledge before returning in September. Fish in a Tree by Lynda Hunt is the required novel for 6th grade. You may purchase your own copy or find one at your local library.


While reading Fish in a Tree:


  1. 1. Take Notes

List the names and identities of each character in a notebook. Write a short summary (2-3 sentences) of each chapter in your notebook. This little bit of extra work will provide you with material for a quick review before writing an essay or taking a test on the book.


  1. 2. Study New Vocabulary

Underline new words as you read or list unfamiliar words in your notebook. Create a personal vocabulary list, and look up these words in a dictionary.


  1. 3. Prepare for the Class Discussion, Essay, Quiz, or Test

All students will be evaluated on the summer reading during the first few weeks of classes. If you completed your reading early in the summer, be sure to review the notes and vocabulary lists before the start of school so that they are fresh in your mind.


  1. 4. N.U.T.S. about READING

Again this summer, we are continuing with the N.U.T.S. about READING program at the Academy. For every (4) books on the list that you read and log, you will receive a N.U.T. Day Pass.


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Fax:
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The Academy of St. James
400 Totowa Road, Totowa, New Jersey 07512
Phone: 973.956.8824
Fax: 973.956.9430